Panthera Group has been awarded the hoarding contract to secure Brighton and Hove City Council’s (BHCC) highly anticipated Kingsway to the Sea project.

Morgan Sindall Construction has been appointed by BHCC as the main contractor of the £9.5 million scheme that ‘aims to regenerate the underused and run-down facilities and green spaces on the seafront in West Hove’.  Together with community amenities including dedicated sports and leisure facilities, Morgan Sindall Construction is set to restore 40,000sqm of green space with new trees and flora to achieve 20% Biodiversity net gain compared to the existing site.

In early 2023, Morgan Sindall Group signed a group wide framework agreement with Panthera Group for the installation of EnviroHoard™ across its group of companies.  The multi-award-winning system by Panthera Group is the UK’s first net zero carbon verified hoarding system and has been praised for its environmental and sustainability credentials.  EnviroHoard™ also offers contractors commercial and operational benefits; the system is compliant to Temporary Works guidelines Twf:2012 and is suitable for use across the UK’s three wind zones.  With improved manual handling, the system is quick to install, and can be easily adjusted or relocated.

Panthera’s Managing Director, Neal James, comments on Morgan Sindall’s decision to use EnviroHoard™ on this project:

“The hoarding on this project is only metres away from the beach and the majority ran alongside a public footpath, for these reasons Morgan Sindall’s engineering were particularly concerned on the design of the hoarding. Panthera had not worked for this region of Morgan Sindall but were recommend to the project team from another region who we have supported across numerous projects. Our tender submission included a detailed site-specific design pack which we have since been informed was a key factor in us being awarded the contract.

Additionally, sustainability also played a big part in the contract award decision and on this project EnviroHoard™ is 71.69% lower embodied carbon than a traditional plywood hoarding of the same method, that’s a saving of 13.2 tonnes of C02 eq – that’s the equivalent of driving a diesel car twice around the world”.

Morgan Sindall Construction is committed to tackling ‘climate change by reducing emissions and waste, building energy-efficient buildings, and increasing biodiversity.’  With EnviroHoard™, Morgan Sindall’s pledge to tackle climate change can start at the perimeter boundary of all Morgan Sindall Group projects.

A truly sustainable design, EnviroHoard™ has undergone an extensive cradle to grave Life Cycle Assessment in accordance to EN 15804:2019 to verify its credentials.  The hoarding installation at the Kingsway to Sea project falls within the products LCA and is Net Zero Carbon.

an image of a hoarding installation

By appointing Panthera Group and choosing EnviroHoard™, as a minimum, Morgan Sindall have benefitted from following carbon and climate positive savings:

  • Embodied carbon saving of 13.2 tonnes CO2 eq, which is the equivalent saving of: –
    • ✈ 13 Return flights from New York to Paris
    • ? Charging 1,605,662 smartphones
  • 125no trees will be planted
  • Saved an estimated 18no trees from being cut down for a single use timber hoarding

Morgan Sindall’s Project Manager, Rob Hendley said:

“Due to the hoarding on the project being in such proximity to the beach it was critical for the hoarding system to pass our engineering teams design brief, EnviroHoard™ exceeded the brief.  Its carbon saving benefits were also a key factor in choosing the system for scheme”.

EnviroHoard™ boasts climate positive benefits including tree planting and carbon offsetting with the company’ partners Trees for Cities and Circular Ecology.

Panthera Group is delighted to be able to support the team at Morgan Sindall Construction Southern Home Counties.

For more information on EnviroHoard™, contact Lucie Jones by email


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