The reuse of salvaged structural steel can provide significant carbon savings throughout the construction process when compared to standard fabricated steelwork. Working with the Grosvenor, we are developing designs to maximise structural steel reuse across their portfolio of projects.
At Holbein Gardens, the proposed steel and CLT extensions will incorporate existing steelwork found onsite as well as steel sections taken from demolition sites across the Grosvenor portfolio.
Steel sections reused in this way have around 1/8 the embodied carbon of traditionally-sourced steel. The project successfully demonstrates how circular economy principles can be applied to projects in practice, and if scaled up could make a significant improvement on embodied carbon for steel frame construction.