Madaster regards the earth as a closed system within which there should be no waste. Madaster’s goal is to put an end to material waste in buildings and infrastructure, therefore helping the built environment transition from a linear to a circular economy. Madaster is part of a larger picture, seeking to close the loop for all the materials and products used in the construction sector by making them traceable and identifiable.
British Land has been awarded an innovation credit by the Building Research Establishment for the UK’s first large-scale use of a materials passport provided by Madaster, for their 1 Broadgate development.
At the start of 2021, together with architects GXN, Madaster started work with British Land to upload and maintain their new 1 Broadgate development on the Madaster platform.
Throughout the development, the project team has been updating Madaster with information on the quality, origin and location of materials and products that will be used in the structure, façade and MEP of the building, thereby creating its materials passport. By the time the project is completed – scheduled for 2025 – A valuable set of data will have been produced, which will give the building an increased value and much greater potential for reuse in the future.
1 Broadgate is a large scale, complex development in the centre of London. The project illustrates Madasters usability and readiness for the UK market and demonstrates the viability of the platform for UK use.