Your office fit out project will follow exemplary environmental best practice. Both Overbury and our parent company, Morgan Sindall Group, place huge importance on minimising our environmental impact in every aspect of the fit out process.

Leading the UK construction industry

Environmental best practice touches everything we do. Each expert in our supply chain is chosen based on shared values and undergoes regular upskilling. This approach helps us shape UK environmental sustainability certifications and sets the industry standard.

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Net zero by 2045

Along with our parent company Morgan Sindall Group, Overbury plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2045.

The Group will reduce absolute Scope 1, 2 emissions by 60% by 2030 and absolute Scope 3 emissions by 42% by 2030 based on a 2019 baseline. We will further reduce our absolute scope 1,2 and 3 emissions by 90% by 2045 with any residual emissions being offset in the UK at that time.

Get accredited

Achieve your sustainability targets by working towards an accreditation. Our in-house environmental experts help you target specific BREEAM, SKA, LEED and WELL certifications throughout your project.

Carbon transparency

Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions

We’ve reduced our Scope 1, 2 and operational Scope 3 emissions by 74% since 2010 and our carbon intensity – carbon emitted per £m revenue - by 85%. However, we recognise that Scope 3 emissions make up over 99.61% of our carbon output which totalled 253,751 tCO2e in 2022 so there is still work to do.

We are focussed on reducing our absolute carbon emissions; particularly our biggest impact carbon sources, including the embodied carbon of the materials we use on our project, and the carbon emitted from the use of our completed fit outs. To reduce our scope 3 emissions it requires collaboration across our whole value chain, including our supply chain, waste contractors, clients, architects and consultants. We have a long way to go to reduce our absolute emissions by 90% by 2045, including through increasing the use of reused and refurbished materials and products, designing and specifying spaces that are low in embodied carbon and by working with our clients to close the performance gap of the spaces we fit out.

We will offset any residual carbon transparently, through independently audited projects in the UK that we will help manage, such as the creation of nine woodlands on the Blenheim Estate in Oxfordshire, the restoration of wetlands at Lakenheath Fen and the restoration of peatlands at the Great North Bog in northern England.

Waste reduction

Reducing the waste materials arising from our sites is critical in ensuring both that we are reducing our scope 3 emissions and also in embracing the circular economy. In 2023, we diverted 96% of waste from landfill, but we are focussed on looking for more circular options for materials on our projects. We are increasingly utilising manufacturer take back schemes that ensure materials from our sites are entering closed loop recycling schemes, and partnering with reuse networks and companies regularly to ensure, where possible, materials from our sites are able to be reused in their same form, either on site or off site, on a range of local and national initiatives.

Voluntarily verified

We were the first UK construction company to voluntarily have our targets verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), aligned to preventing temperatures rising above those set out in the Paris Agreement. In 2022, we were given an ‘A’ by CDP for the third year running for our performance on climate change, one of just 283 companies to be A-listed out of nearly 15,000 scored. In early 2024, we will also look to have our full scope 3 report for our 20203 emissions third party checked and verified.

Carbon measuring

To measure and reduce the carbon impact of our projects we have developed CarboniCa, an embodied carbon and life cycle assessment tool that allows our project teams and clients to track and visualise the carbon footprint of a building throughout its entire lifecycle, including embodied and operational carbon. CarboniCa can suggest alternative materials to reduce carbon emissions during the design and construction phase.

What we've achieved

97% of all project waste recycled.

141 BREEAM ratings.

140 SKA ratings.

19 LEED ratings.

5 WELL certifications.