'The greenest building is the one that already exists'

How Hallam Towers highlights all that is wrong with the way we view construction

Good afternoon members — and welcome to Thursday’s newsletter.

Today we have a piece about the former Hallam Tower hotel, a modernist icon which was knocked down in 2017 only to be rebuilt four years later. We speak to a Sheffield academic who believes we should reuse buildings more than we do, and that carbon will be a far more important factor than cos…

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