Project DIVERT chairs

Hospital refurbishment supports community organisations with furniture donation

Circular economy in action with Morgan Sindall Construction and Project DIVERT

Morgan Sindall Construction and Encore Environment have joined forces to implement Project DIVERT to identify and remove excess hospital furniture as part of a refurbishment project in Great Yarmouth, while ensuring those items found a new home with local community organisations.

By redirecting these items from traditional waste disposal routes and instead repurposing them within the community, it not only extends the lifespan of the items but also reduces waste generation. This is a core principle of Project DIVERT – to keep items in the circular economy, emphasising resource efficiency, reuse, and creating social value by having a positive impact on community groups. This aligns with Morgan Sindall Construction’s commitment to minimise environmental impact, reducing waste and carbon together with improving the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of an area.

Shrublands Youth and Adult Centre Charitable Trust is a charity in Gorleston near Great Yarmouth that provides recreational facilities for the local community including regular cycling, youth, crafting, and walking groups as well as a community café and food club!

They received a donation of 22 chairs and 2 filing cabinets which will really help their community hub. In addition, Future Projects, a charity tackling poverty, deprivation and disadvantage in Norfolk, received a large filing cabinet which will be used to help its community-based services that support thousands of people across the county.

Martin Carr MRICS- Bid Manager for Morgan Sindall Eastern Counties said: “Waste management is a key element of our approach to sustainability, so making redundant fittings available for re-use especially by local charities is a win-win for all. From the outset, the Encore approach was customer focused and efficient.”

Rachel Rowley managing director at Encore Environment said: “It’s always gratifying to hear how people have benefitted from the donations we have facilitated through Project DIVERT and with our client Morgan Sindall Construction. Each contribution, no matter if its small or large, makes a tangible difference to a community organisation. It also extends the lifespan of these items, which reduces waste and promotes sustainability and resourcefulness.”

To read the full case study click below:

Project DIVERT – Morgan Sindall – Great Yarmouth

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