Recycled content case study: Worcestershire Primary School
Worcester City Council demolished and re-built a school on the same site. This case study demonstrates how the council could improve levels of recycled content in the new build.
Worcestershire Council Council re-built a school on an existing school site. The work was done through a traditional tendering process which enabled the council to influence the selection of materials. Analysis showed that by substituting a few key products the overall level of recycled content of the new school could be increased substantially.
Recycled content could have been raised from 20 to 26 per cent through better informed selection of common building products, at no extra cost.
Worcestershire County Council used the results of this project to inform the requirements for the Wyre Forest school building programme.