Area is a London workplace design and fit-out specialist, known for its ability to unlock the full potential of workspaces. It was working in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), the renowned London hospital for seriously ill children, on a fit-out project.
Area wanted to ensure that the project met its KPIs regarding reduced carbon, minimised landfill and maximised charitable work. As part of its waste management services for Area, Encore Environment provided monthly reporting and site waste management plans, as well as identifying materials from the GOSH project that could benefit others. These included carpet tiles in good condition.
Using the database on Environment Encore’s unique ProjectDIVERT app, several local charities were identified that would benefit from the carpet tiles. Encore arranged for tiles to be collected from GOSH under Area’s supervision and transported to HomeStart Camden, a charity assisting young families, to help to furnish its offices. Tiles were also delivered to a community centre in Holborn to help someone in need and The Children’s S.C.R.A.P. Project, based in Hackney, which collects, stores and distributes clean, safe industrial waste to a variety of groups and charities in the community.
With Encore Environment’s help, Area was able to divert waste from conventional methods of disposal (e.g. skips, cages, compactors and landfill). Some 1.75 tonnes of tiles were removed from the site and delivered within a four-mile radius to benefit the local community.
“As a small charity, all our funding is focused on delivering a much-needed support service to local families and volunteers. The donation of carpet tiles means we are able to have a much-needed refresh of our office’s training room.”
‘‘The wonderful donation of carpet tiles means they will be reused by our member groups, which consist of nurseries, youth clubs, children centres, adventure playgrounds, faith groups, colleges, schools, care homes and a wide range of community groups.’’
The Children’s S.C.R.A.P Project