26 August 2016

Archdiocese of Cardiff


The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cardiff covers South East Wales and Hereford and has responsibility for numerous properties in this area.

The current ecclesiastical territory of the Diocese comprises the local government areas of Cardiff, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Herefordshire. In total there are 61 parishes.

The Archdiocese of Cardiff recognises the importance of managing the risk of asbestos containing materials, to protect the Health and Safety of their employees, contractors and members of the public. Enquin Environmental was appointed to undertake asbestos consultancy services across the whole of its property portfolio.

The Archdiocese is celebrating its Centenary in 2016.


Surveying religious buildings can present its own unique set of challenges, not least ensuring our Surveyors operate with appropriate decorum and respect, but also ensuring any displays or exhibitions are not disturbed by our survey work. Access arrangements need to be planned around services and church events, with many Priests looking after a number of Parishes at any one time.

Our survey teams work closely with site staff to ensure all known areas are accessed, to the best of our ability.

Project Details

The Archdiocese of Cardiff own and operate a variety of properties within the Diocese, including churches, presbyteries, halls and other buildings of varying construction types and ages.

Enquin Environmental has provided the Archdiocese with asbestos consultancy services since 2003, performing a range of services including:

  •    Management Surveys
  •    Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys
  •    Re-inspections
  •    Production of Management Plans
  •    Undertaking 20 minute briefings to the Priests, to help them understand the asbestos in their properties and their duties under the Regulations

Quote from Client:

“Enquin provide a vital service to our parishes, not least by managing and arranging timely visits so that they are convenient for the parish. The surveys are carried out quickly and cleanly and they are key partners in the management of our properties.”

Christopher Jones, Archdiocese of Cardiff Property Manager