ASBP is currently engaged in a project, funded by the European Climate-KIC, focusing on the case for action amongst clients wishing to unlock the benefits of a circular approach to building. While the technical approaches and societal benefits of circular construction have been the focus of an increasing number of studies, the market drivers and benefits for individuals or organisations, are often the “missing link”, vaguely defined or accessible onlyin the distant future.
As a result, the project partners (lead partner LWARB, ASBP, Forum for the Future, Sustainable Development Foundation and Whole Life Ltd) have tasked themselves with highlighting the potential client benefits and creating both a vision of these for the future and a roadmap of the options and obstacles for their delivery. This work is intended to complement the wide range of work already undertaken and the organisations undertaking it.
In the early stages of the project, a literature review of existing circular economy work, conducted by ASBP associate Katherine Adams, has confirmed this knowledge gap on client benefits. The project team have now moved on to direct engagement with a number of clients and supply chain stakeholders, and will lead a workshop to explore the vision of a future circular building market and the current obstacles in its path
Get involved – Social housing workshop session, 31st October, 9:00-13:30, ASBP offices in London
We want to gather a group of people involved in the provision of social housing in London, to explore innovative circular business models to enable re-usable buildings. These might include buildings which are any of the the following; deconstructable, flexible, adaptable or returnable.
The workshop will aim to develop a vision for the future, through trends, market characteristics and business cases.
We think this workshop will be interesting for those in the following areas / departments; procurement, investment, finance, asset management, regeneration and planning. We would love to get a range of representation across departments and areas.
The outputs of the workshop, and subsequent one-to-one client engagement, will be used to create a road map of key steps likely to lead to wider uptake of circular construction and the nature (and timing) of the benefits it can deliver.