Modular Construction News

Modular construction has become increasingly popular in recent years and has even been tipped as the future of the construction sector, but while technology continues to progress, the sector still has many obstacles to overcome. Modular construction is the method by which a home or building is constructed within a factory setting, offsite. Whilst traditional construction is a process whose primary elements are constructed onsite, modular building techniques allow for the construction of individual modules to be carried out offsite, the finished units are then transported to the construction site for installation. We're proud to offer a wide selection of modular construction news, from the latest projects and challenges facing the industry, to how modular processes can help solve the housing crisis and expert comment on the latest technologies and opportunities within the sector.

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Modular construction: The answer to homelessness and the downturn 

UK lockdown made clear the importance of shelter for all, with government and local authorities mounting a significant effort to help almost 15,000 vulnerable people off the streets and into temporary accommodation. Richard Hyams, founder and director of astudio, explores the benefits of modular construction in a post-pandemic world.
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31 modular homes underway in Hartlepool

Thirteen has started work on the modular housing development at Newholm Court, Hartlepool in partnership with ENGIE and like Homes.
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Modular housing specialist becomes Northern Powerhouse Partner

Ideal Modular Homes has joined the government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner (NPH) programme to boost the northern economy.
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Research: MMC immaturity holds back uptake by social housing providers

Concerns surrounding the immaturity of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are the greatest barrier to uptake by social housing providers, according to new research.
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Manfield’s first modular council homes arrive on site

Mansfield’s first modular council homes have begun arriving at the site on Rosemary Avenue.
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mac-group wins £4.25m industrial development

mac-group has been appointed to build a speculative development of 11 industrial units in the Black Country in a £4.25m deal.
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Is offsite construction the answer to ‘get Britain building’?

Hager recently hosted a roundtable debate to discuss the potential of offsite construction to help alleviate pressure on Britain’s housebuilding sector. Here, Jane Yorke, residential market manager at Hager, explores some of the key topics debated.
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Wernick completes HS2 offsite accommodation delivery

Wernick Buildings has recently completed its first offsite accommodation instalment supporting the construction of High Speed 2.
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UK must embrace offsite to hit 2050 net-zero targets

David Clark, manufacturing director of The McAvoy Group explores how offsite construction can help the industry hit net-zero targets.
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Etopia Group becomes ‘world’s first’ carbon neutral housebuilder

Modular housing company, Etopia Group, has become the first housebuilder in the world to achieve both the Carbon Neutral International Standard and to join the United Nations Climate Neutral Now Initiative.
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HS2 modular bridge installed over M42 in two days

Work to install a 65-metre modular bridge over the M42 has been completed in just two days by and HS2 enabling works contractor, LMJV.
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The myths of Modern Methods of Construction

Charles Pierce, managing director of Darwin Group, puts the record straight on the benefits of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).
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A&E Elkins wins £300m deal to deliver modular homes in Greenwich

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has agreed a £300m contract with A&E Elkins to deliver up to 750 new modular homes.
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Modular build complete for Cambridge school

Modular construction specialists, Darwin Group has completed a new multi-use block for Gretton School in Cambridge.

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Modular Construction News

Modular construction has become increasingly popular in recent years and has even been tipped as the future of the construction sector, but while technology continues to progress, the sector still has many obstacles to overcome.

Modular construction is the method by which a home or building is constructed within a factory setting, offsite. Whilst traditional construction is a process whose primary elements are constructed onsite, modular building techniques allow for the construction of individual modules to be carried out offsite, the finished units are then transported to the construction site for installation.

We’re proud to offer a wide selection of modular construction news, from the latest projects and challenges facing the industry, to how modular processes can help solve the housing crisis and expert comment on the latest technologies and opportunities within the sector.