The three-year framework agreement will see Skanska install Panthera’s EnviroHoard system on its sites.
EnviroHoard is manufactured from post production uPVC and the panels can be used multiple times on different projects and are recycled at the end of their life.
Skanska was keen to move away from plywood hoarding to a more sustainable solution.
Chris Douglas is Procurement Lead at Skanska said: “Our approach is to incorporate ever-more sustainable options into our processes and delivery of major construction projects.
“When we started the tender process, a sustainable solution was a key factor and Panthera Group’s pitch demonstrated how EnviroHoard could deliver on our sustainability objectives.
“It saves us from sourcing single use timber on projects and enhances our credibility as a leader and authority for sustainable building.”
Neal James, Panthera Group MD, has set a target of eliminating the use of timber and plywood in the construction of hoardings by 2025.
He said: “There is no doubt that timber has its place in construction, but we just don’t believe that cutting down 30 – 60-year-old trees for temporary short-term hoarding is right, particularly now we have an alternative.
“We hope to encourage other construction companies to follow suit so that trees are not felled unnecessarily.”