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Skanska to reuse old piles in sustainability rating bid

Contractor Skanska has said it will reuse existing piles from the previous building on the site of a new development in London, in a bid to achieve the environmental assessment system Breeam’s Excellent rating.

The contractor announced last week that it has secured a £50M contract for the new 16 storey mixed use commercial building in Bevis Marks in the City of London.

In addition to reusing the piled foundations from the previous building to occupy the site, the development will also feature combined heat and power generation, rainwater harvesting systems, energy saving lighting systems and condensing boilers. All internal services will be controlled by a comprehensive building management system to increase the overall energy efficiency of the building.

Construction of the new building will be completed in 2013.

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