• 13 April 2022

Watch our latest video: Circular economy in action at Canada Waters’ Paper Garden

Check out our latest video where Waterman’s Structures Director, Charlie Scott, and Design Engineer, Rebecca Cadwallader, give us the low-down on how their voluntary work is supporting the design and construction of London’s largest circular economy building.

Forming part of British Land’s 53-acre Canada Water regeneration scheme in south London, the new Paper Garden Education Shed facility has been designed to repurpose discarded materials and fully embraces circular economy principles. The space will be utilised by environmental education charity, Global Generation, for community use and will also be a place from which to deliver their environmental education programme.

Waterman’s structures specialists teamed-up with Jan Kattein Architects, Wates Construction and woods craftsmen, Yes Make, to design and build the Shed. Utilising a truly collaborative design and construction approach, the Shed has been a unique opportunity for people from different construction disciplines to take a totally fresh approach to design, seeing them come together with the local community on a voluntary basis to craft a sustainable building from the materials available.

We visited the Paper Garden to discuss the scheme’s unique design with Charlie and Rebecca, and to see our volunteer team in action as they tackled a range of projects across the site including helping to build the striking cordwood walls using sustainably sourced timber from Epping Forest.

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