“In our first year, 53% of the installations we’re installing are now EnviroHoard™”
Neal James, Managing Director of Construction Site Services company, Panthera Group, reflects on the impact of the introduction of net zero hoarding system, EnviroHoard™, as another installation is completed in the heart of London.
The project to install 200m length of sustainable hoarding to protect the boundary of development site, International Way, is part of client, Telford Homes, objective of achieving a BREEAM scoring of ‘excellent’ for the project. Located adjacent to Stratford International Station, the development will provide almost 400 rental homes with shared gardens and amenities and excellent access to public transport.
EnviroHoard™ enables the project to start as it means to go on, with a carbon-free perimeter solution. Developed by Panthera Group to eliminate single use of timber in hoarding solutions, they systems combines recycled, recyclable uPVC panels with a multi-use patent-pending steel frame and a low carbon block, Enviroblok. Neal’s stated ambition is to replace 100% of timber projects with EnviroHoard and he also wants other manufacturers to follow in his footsteps;
“Panthera Group is leading the way on eliminating single use timber hoardings and I am delighted that in the first year we managed to bust our initial targets by using EnviroHoard™ on over half of our projects. In fact in the first seven months of use, the total installation of 7000m was enough to reduce embodied carbon by 476 tCO2e – which equates to saving the carbon from driving around the earth 99 times in a modern efficient family car. We’re very lucky to have customers that share our ambitions and Telford Homes is one of those clients.”
The hoarding for International Way has a 2+ years design life and features a number of sections designed for crowd loading which really highlights the system’s flexibility. The project includes seven vehicle gates and four pedestrian gates for ease of access for site equipment and the construction team.
Charlie Furlong is Senior Site Manager for Telford Homes and worked with Panthera Group on the specification of the hoarding;
“Panthera Group carried out a fantastic installation of the Envirohoard system at International Way. The Envirohoard system is easy to maintain and looks great. The system also allows for a tidy installation of the services around the inside of the hoarding. We would happily use Envirohoard on all our projects going forward”