Sustainable Supply Chains – Holbein Gardens

Event summary

Holbein Gardens will be one of London’s most sustainable office developments, proving the huge potential for transforming outdated office stock into exemplary workspaces, with the project on track to meet the LETI Pioneer Project embodied carbon target of 500kgCO2/m2 or less.

This target will in part be met through Holbein Gardens pioneering material reuse, and is one the first projects in the UK to reuse structural steelwork salvaged directly from a demolition site. The building also utilises Cross Laminated Timber floor slabs supplied by Eurban, to enable a complete low embodied carbon solution.

  • Discover how the use of reused steel enabled significant carbon savings.
  • Learn about the successes and lessons learned from the project team.
  • Find out how designing for disassembly and local donation of surplus materials has enabled the project to become a leading example of sustainability.
  • Uncover how this exemplar case study ties in with ASBP’s new Reuse Now Campaign.

This project wase discussed in detail by our speakers and is one of 10 case studies that ASBP is preparing, to showcase reuse across the built environment as part of our DISRUPT project funded by Innovate UK.



12:30 Welcome – Katherine Adams, Technical Director, ASBP

Insights from our panel

12:40 Low carbon solutions in mass timber – Adedayo Shittu-Balogun, Senior Project Manager, Eurban

13:00 Selecting steel for reuse, designing using reused sections, quantifying the carbon savings – Rob Mills, Senior Associate, Heyne Tillett Steel

13:20 The practical and physical realities of steel reuse – Roy Fishwick, Director, Cleveland Steel and Tubes – “The practical and physical realities of steel reuse”

13:40 Q&A and summary

14:00 Close


 Selecting steel for reuse, designing using reused sections, quantifying the carbon savings – Rob Mills

The practical and physical realities of steelr reuse – Roy Fishwick

ASBP’s Reuse Now Campaign

The campaign builds upon the ASBP-led DISRUPT project, which includes project partners Cleveland Steel & Tubes, ISG, National Federation of Demolition Contractors and Grosvenor, and which is exploring the innovative reuse of structural steel in construction through the adoption of new circular business models.

‘Reuse Now’ is supported by lead sponsor and long-standing ASBP patron member Cleveland Steel and Tubes, with additional support from circular economy experts Reusefully. Planned activities for the campaign include knowledge-sharing webinars, new reuse case studies, freely available and topical briefing papers and factsheets, regular blogs and thought pieces, and networking events.

ASBP has been exploring the topic of material reuse for nearly 10 years, with past activities including the Re-Fab House feasibility study, research with University of Cambridge exploring the barriers to structural steel reuse, and more recently, a sold-out Reuse Summit.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for organisations seeking to support the campaign in its aim of enabling a more resource efficient built environment. For more information, please contact Richard Broad, Projects & Communications Manager, ASBP –

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