Circular Twin School
Contractor: Morgan Sindall
Architect: HLM, Lungfish Architects + Cundall
GIFA: Baseline 2FE
Completion: September 2021
Scape Morgan Sindall Construction, acting as the client, challenged the consultant team to find a better way of delivering projects that achieve the outcomes needed to create a net zero built environment.
The project is possibly the first in the construction industry to put into practice the strategies of the Construction Playbook and guidance from the UKGBC.
On an industry first digital twinning project the team set out to challenge existing design, procurement and construction practices to deliver low carbon buildings and help address the climate emergency. This landmark study, known as Circular Twin, involved digitally building a school that has already been completed and reworking the scheme from start to finish so that each decision and design choice favoured a lower carbon outcome.
It proves how the ultra early alliance of designers, clients, contractor, and the supply chain leads to significant reduction in Whole Life Carbon for modest capital cost uplift.
Images by Morgan Sindall