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Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) refers to a wide range of construction techniques, varying from offsite manufacturing, to onsite methods which provide an alternative to traditional methods of construction. The alternative, modern approach to construction has been linked to significant benefits such as speeding up construction delivery, increased quality and reduced labour costs to name a few. Recently we have seen a renewed interest in Modern Methods of Construction as more contractors, housebuilders and developers make use of the variety of systems available. The events of 2020 have caused a marked shift in focus, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated many businesses into exploring ways of doing things better, this has led to a marked increase in clients wanting to explore Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to enable them to meet their business goals. In an evolving construction industry which has a backdrop of market uncertainties and a recognised skills shortage, it seems inevitable that those in the sector will pursue more control and use MMC to keep project delivery efficient and sustainable. PBC Today offers a wide selection of Modern Methods of Construction news, from the latest projects and challenges facing the industry, to how MMC can help solve the housing crisis and expert comment on the latest technologies and opportunities within the sector.

modular homes kent

L&G secures Kent site to deliver 153 modular homes

Legal & General Modular Homes has partnered with Town & Country Housing to acquire a site in Broadstairs, Kent for the development of 153 modular homes.
HS2 facilities, welfare facilities, facilities contracts,

Premier Modular secures major facilities contracts for HS2

Awarded by Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture (SCS JV), Premier Modular has been contracted to provide project offices and welfare facilities for 15 sites that form part of the first phase of HS2.
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Modular Building Institute-sponsored 2021 Offsite Construction Expo returns

The Modular Building Institute-sponsored 2021 Offsite Construction Expo is back in Denver, USA, and online – registration is now open.
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Collida and Architype team up to develop low carbon homes

Collida, a Willmott Dixon company, has signed a five-year partnership with Architype, to develop a new generation of sustainable homes using MMC solutions.

Offsite Expo: A masterclass in advanced building technology

Bringing together the sector’s most influential innovators, Offsite Expo provides unparalleled access to a wealth of industry intelligence and offsite expertise. Leading multidisciplinary offsite specialists from Cogent Consulting have played a central role in developing the Masterclass speaker programme – here, managing director Darren Richards shares a few of the many highlights.
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MMC engagement: As easy as 1,2,3

Housing providers in the South West are working with SWPA, as a long-standing provider of procurement and delivery solutions for offsite, to combine their programmes to deliver a substantial number of beautiful, customisable, zero carbon homes.
low-rise modular housing

ilke Homes to deliver largest low-rise modular housing scheme in Nottingham

ilke Homes has been chosen by Boots to deliver a 622-home scheme in Beeston, Nottingham, which will become the largest low-rise modular housing development in the UK.
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Sustainable timber construction: Why the UK needs to be all in

Timber’s green credentials mean the UK has to get fully behind its wider adoption for sustainable construction, says Malcolm Thomson of Scotframe.
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Modular homes unveiled at L&G’s Portholme scheme in Selby

Legal & General Modular Homes has unveiled its new modular show homes at its Portholme scheme in Selby.
Eco-friendly homes, Greensands

Green light for eco-friendly modular homes in Kent

Plans by Etopia Homes to deliver 50 eco-friendly homes on a site in Eastry, Kent, have been approved by Dover District Council.
northstowe homes

Keepmoat to deliver 300 homes at new Northstowe town

Keepmoat Homes has exchanged contracts to purchase a 300-home site on phase 2 of the new Northstowe town in Cambridgeshire.
offsite homes,

3 manufacturers appointed to £600m offsite homes framework

Building Better, the National Housing Federation-supported alliance of 29 housing associations and local authorities has appointed three manufacturers to deliver its first offsite homes framework.
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ISG, Kier, Laing O’Rourke and Wates secure £1bn MoJ prisons scheme

ISG, Kier, Laing O’Rourke and Wates have been appointed to the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) £1bn New Prisons Programme to build four new adult male prisons across the UK.
Modular construction, Premier Modular,

Premier secures place on £1.6bn NHS modular framework

Premier Modular has won a place on the £1.6bn NHS shared business services modular construction framework in all seven lots.
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Is it time to incentivise MMC?

It's widely accepted that MMC represent the future of volume housebuilding and are a key part of the solution that will enable the sector to hit big sustainability and net-zero targets. Yet significant barriers remain before it's truly viable on the scale at which our biggest housebuilders operate. Ian Atkinson, partner at Womble Bond Dickinson, examines those barriers and explain why incentives could be the answer to accelerating use of these modern methods.
NetZero Buildings

Premier Modular acquires NetZero Buildings

Premier Modular has acquired NetZero Buildings for an undisclosed sum, creating one of the strongest groups in the fast-growing offsite sector.
ModuleCo, NHS capacity

Modular building: Cost-effective solutions to NHS capacity issues

Recent reports show that NHS waiting lists are at a record high, with more than five million people still awaiting non-urgent surgical treatment. Alan Wilson at ModuleCo explains how modular construction is well suited to efficiently expanding NHS capacity.
cmm toolkit

Unlocking the market for modular housing in Bristol and the South West

The DPS and the CMM toolkit combined, form a single procurement and delivery package for MMC that will enable local authorities to reach Government targets.
homes in west yorkshire

Tolent bags £17m contract to deliver new homes in West Yorkshire

Tolent has secured a £17.7m contract from Yorkshire Housing to deliver 113 new homes in West Yorkshire.
modular homes homelessness

Modular homes to help tackle nationwide homelessness

Developer Hill Group, The Salvation Army and Citizens UK have combined forces to help single people experiencing homelessness get their lives back on track.
National Model Design Code

The case for MMC in building better and building beautiful

Krishan Pattni, chief design officer at TopHat, outlines the importance of prioritising design for all new build housing, and explores how these policies can work in tandem with modern methods of construction.
Greenfield School, Darwin Group

Darwin Group starts work on Greenfield School in Surrey

Using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), Darwin Group has started to deliver construction work at the brand-new education building for Greenfield School in Woking, Surrey.
explore mmc

Want to explore MMC but not sure where to start? Here’s how…

If, as a social housing provider, you’re not fully ready to take the plunge into MMC yet, Gary Cawley, regional director of the Consortium Procurement Construction (CPC), explores the way forward.
Modular housing provider

Modular housing provider grows order book to over £200m

Modular housing provider, ilke Homes has grown its order book to over £200m after it agrees a £44m deal with ReSI LP’s for-profit provider, ReSI Homes Limited.
lenders modular housing

Modular housing provides green bay for institutions to park their capital

Joseph Daniels, founder and CEO of Etopia Group, discusses why lenders will need to look to modular housing to comply with their ESG objectives, future-proof their loan books and achieve their net-zero targets.
East Sussex College

Morgan Sindall begins work on £10m East Sussex College development

Morgan Sindall has started work on the development of a new teaching facility at Hailsham Community College in Hailsham, East Sussex.

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Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) refers to a wide range of construction techniques, varying from offsite manufacturing, to onsite methods which provide an alternative to traditional methods of construction.

The alternative, modern approach to construction has been linked to significant benefits such as speeding up construction delivery, increased quality and reduced labour costs to name a few.

Recently we have seen a renewed interest in Modern Methods of Construction as more contractors, housebuilders and developers make use of the variety of systems available.

The events of 2020 have caused a marked shift in focus, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated many businesses into exploring ways of doing things better, this has led to a marked increase in clients wanting to explore Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) to enable them to meet their business goals.

In an evolving construction industry which has a backdrop of market uncertainties and a recognised skills shortage, it seems inevitable that those in the sector will pursue more control and use MMC to keep project delivery efficient and sustainable.

PBC Today offers a wide selection of Modern Methods of Construction news, from the latest projects and challenges facing the industry, to how MMC can help solve the housing crisis and expert comment on the latest technologies and opportunities within the sector.