Panthera Group was awarded the hoarding contract to secure the site for the redevelopment of Birmingham’s high-rise residential-led neighbourhood on Great Charles Street in the city centre. John Sisk & Son is the main contractor of the £302m scheme to redevelop Ludgate Hill Car Park in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham. Together with community amenities including a 24/7 fitness centre and concierge, private dining rooms sky lounges, a cinema room and more, Sisk will deliver 722 homes across several blocks, accounting for one-fifth of the city centre’s five-year housing supply.

In a bold step towards achieving circular economy, in 2022, Sisk awarded Panthera Group a sole supplier framework agreement for its award-winning, net zero carbon hoarding solution, EnviroHoard®. Sisk’s ambitious 2030 roadmap defines targets and actions to reduce the company’s waste intensity by 50% – Sisk understands that any equivalent plywood hoarding method, at the end of each project will have reached its lifespan and disposed to landfill – so has opted to mandate EnviroHoard® across its projects.

EnviroHoard® is the UK’s first sustainable hoarding solution to have undergone a cradle to grave Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); praised for its environmental credentials, the sustainability, and commercial benefits of specifying EnviroHoard® soar as the longer the duration of the project, the greater the difference.

On a project of two years, by specifying EnviroHoard®, Sisk will benefit from 70% lower embodied carbon than if using the equivalent plywood hoarding method. By specifying EnviroHoard® on the Great Charles Street project – set to complete in 2025 – Sisk can expect:

  • Embodied carbon saving of 42.3 tonnes C02 eq
  • 146 trees planted
  • 42.3 tonnes of C02 is the equivalent of driving around the world 6.3 times in a modern diesel car
  • Saving an estimated 43no. 50-60-year-old softwood trees from being needlessly cut down

Panthera’s EnviroHoard® system offers many sustainable and commercial benefits – the system complies to Twf:2012, is quick to install and can be easily relocated. It also boasts climate positive benefits including tree planting and carbon offsetting with the company’s partners Trees for Cities and Circular Ecology.

Panthera Group’s Head of Hoarding, Simon Williams, commented on the project award:

“It is great to be working with Sisk as part of our sole supplier framework agreement, this project has been challenging in terms of logistics but has turned out well for all involved. This project further enhances our relationship with John Sisk and we look forward to supporting them on future schemes across the UK and Ireland. “

Panthera Group is delighted to have been selected to support the team at John Sisk & Son on this project.