Overbury is trialling a new innovative tool wash station which will save 60,000 litres of water over the next six months at a fit out in Canary Wharf, London.

Called Washbox, the system uses its own water supply to recycle water through five filter bags to ensure that water is cleaned for reuse by site workers to safely and quickly clean their tools. This eliminates the need to use fresh water and prevents harmful products and chemicals being leaked into the surrounding environment. The station is also mobile, allowing for easy relocation to where it’s needed on site, reducing time spent by site workers moving between where they’re working and a traditional fixed wash station.

‘The reduction of waste is key to achieving a sustainable fit out. We’re delighted that we will be able to eliminate a significant amount of water waste with Washbox. The early adoption of this technology demonstrates Overbury’s commitment to minimise the environmental impact of our fit out projects, and will aid in the meeting of the Morgan Sindall Group’s 2030 Net Zero target.’

Noel Malick, senior construction manager at Overbury