This inner city shopping centre extension was undertaken whilst the existing shops were operational so minimal disruption was a priority. Ordinarily the BG system is cut on site at the workface which is not only noisy, it creates a lot of dust which can be difficult to contain.
IPCL recommended an innovative approach and after long consultation the decision to have the board delivered to site pre-cut was taken. The £1m jigsaw was a challenge as the building was far from uniform but the benefits were worth the effort. All of the cutting waste was re-cycled at source and only minimal off-cuts were generated on site and these were skipped and returned to the supplier for further re-cycling.
The development was finished on time and remains our biggest environmental triumph.