The UK Green Building Council has appointed contractor Morgan Lovell for its ambitious fit out of its 142.6m2 office space in The Building Centre, London.

The project aims to redefine industry thinking on the sustainability levels achievable on small projects, with aspirations including achieving the lowest measured fit-out carbon footprint in the UK, 98% of the current fit out being reused or recycled, and air quality improved in line with the WELL standard.

Morgan Lovell will work with design team Barr Gazetas, Sweett Group, Cundall and Sturgis Carbon Profiling. Generous support and involvement from product suppliers drawn from UK-GBC’s membership is also helping meet the goals of this unconventional project.

Richard Griffiths, UK-GBC’s Head of Partnerships and Commercial Policy, and project manager for the office refurbishment,  said: “This is an unusual project and has required a project team to be highly collaborative and flexible in their thinking, and willing to share the experiences so that the lessons learned can benefit the whole industry. Morgan Lovell impressed us with their willingness to engage with their supply chain and their commitment to sustainability.”

Peter Weston, managing director of Morgan Lovell London commented:“We pride ourselves on being a leader in sustainable fit out, and having completed an office project for UK-GBC in the past we know first-hand how important responsible construction is to the team. Working with a conservative budget and a relatively small floorplate, we are keen to show that sustainability is not just for the ambitious few. There will be some hurdles but our experience, supply chain and environmental management processes will help us rise to the challenge.”

The fit out will be completed by the beginning of October.

Via UK Green Building Council. View full article here.