A leading example of material reuse, the project is one of the first to reuse steel salvaged directly from a demolition, supplied by ASBP Patron Member Cleveland Steel and Tubes, reducing embodied carbon and aiding growth of the second-hand materials market in the construction industry.
The project addresses and resolves complex issues currently surrounding the reuse of structural steel such as the cost of salvaging, programme constraints and the availability of reusable stock. The salvage and reuse of the steel has been enabled by working alongside structural engineers Heyne Tillett Steel and steel stockists Cleveland Steel.
Roy Fishwick, Cleveland Steel said: “CST are delighted to be involved in this project promoting steel reuse and circular economy. It has allowed us to find solutions to new challenges posed by this activity. It has been refreshing to be a part of a project where everyone from the client down believes in the principles and benefits of reuse. As our inventory of reused materials grow then we should be able to assist more and more projects with their carbon targets”
With the project now on site, the process has delivered a proven framework justifying existing steelwork for reuse as well as demonstrating its development value as a second-hand material.