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.

BoKlok, modular site

BoKlok exchange contracts on fourth modular site

BoKlok UK Ltd, jointly owned by Skanska and IKEA, has announced the exchange of contracts on a six-acre site in North Somerset.
Covid-19 test sites

Premier Modular to deliver 25 Covid-19 test sites

Premier Modular has won a major contract for the Department for Health and Social Care to deliver modular buildings for a further 25 Covid-19 testing sites across the UK.
sips,

The future for SIPs is brighter than ever

Significant growth for structural insulated panels (SIPs), as clients seek to construct energy-efficient homes and reduce running costs.
modular homes,

ilke Homes to deliver 140 modular homes in Arnold

Nottinghamshire County Council has chosen ilke Homes to deliver up to 140 modular homes on a brownfield site in Arnold.
modular housing,

Lincolnshire modular housing scheme complete

Work has been completed on an innovative modular housing scheme in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
offsite industry

Buildoffsite & BECG launch offsite industry survey

Buildoffsite and BECG have launched a survey which will highlight the size of the supply chain, and better understand barriers and challenges the offsite industry faces.
Dynamic Purchasing System, modular building,

Ideal Modular Homes wins place on Gateshead DPS

Ideal Modular Homes has secured a place on the Gateshead Council and The Gateshead Housing Company’s Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).
Carl Leaver, Offsite manufacturing,

Offsite manufacturer announces wave of new appointments

Offsite manufacturing firm, TopHat has appointed Carl Leaver as chairman and James Matthews & Kate Davies as non-executive directors.
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Faithful+Gould appointed to £15m modular housing scheme

Bassetlaw District Council has appointed Faithful+Gould to help build its very first modular homes on the site of the ‘Old Allotments’ off Radford Street.
Offsite construction,

Offsite company launches health division

Offsite construction specialist, Merit has launched a new health division to meet Government plans for new hospitals with enhanced infection control.
Housing crisis,

“Ambition, ambition, ambition”: The key to solving the UK’s housing crisis

To kickstart a housing boom, government policy must be more ambitious in encouraging the uptake of modern construction methods, says Dave Sheridan, executive chairman at ilke Homes.
Modular buildings,

Modular building supplier to provide Covid-19 test centres

Modular building supplier, Pickerings has secured a multi-million pound contract to deliver temporary Covid-19 test centres.
offsite suppliers,

New £250m framework launches for offsite suppliers

A new £250m framework has been launched for offsite suppliers to deliver schools, hospitals and community buildings.
student blocks, MMC,

York student block tops out in just 26 days using MMC

Graham has completed one of the first new student blocks at the University of York in just 26 days, using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).
modular track, hs2,

HS2 awards £260m modular track contract

HS2 has awarded PORR UK Ltd and Aggregate Industries UK a contract to design and manufacture the modular track system for the UK’s new high-speed railway.
affordable modular homes

Partnership to deliver affordable modular homes in Neath

ilke Homes has partnered with developer Abode Waterstone to deliver six affordable modular homes on a site near Neath, South Wales.
Covid-19 facility,

Modular Covid-19 facility to be installed at UHW

Modular construction company Darwin Group will deliver a new Covid-19 facility at University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff.

Collinson Construction completes £2.1m modular centre in Lancashire

Collinson Construction has completed work on a new £2.1m modular development for a music and arts centre at Morecambe Bay Academy.
MMC in social housing,

Modern Methods of Construction in social housing

Sonia Travis, head of commercial sales at Epwin Window Systems discusses recent research into the growth of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in social housing, and how the business is adapting to the growth of offsite construction.
modular schools

Tuner & Townsend to deliver 15 modular schools in Hamburg

Turner & Townsend has been appointed to support the construction of 15 modular school buildings, as part of a major education expansion programme in Hamburg.
modular building,

Actis welcomes call for 75,000 modular homes a year by 2030

Insulation specialist Actis has welcomed a new report urging the government to put modular building at the heart of its ‘build build build’ ambition.
housing for homeless, premier modular

£1.5m contract to deliver modular housing for homeless

Premier Modular has been awarded the contract to provide modular housing for homeless families in Barking who are in urgent need of accommodation.
modular homebuilding,

New report urges Government to accelerate modular homebuilding

A new report has called for the construction of 75,000 new modular homes a year to create 50,000 new jobs and reduce carbon emissions by 40%.
Covid-19 test centres

Premier Modular wins Covid-19 test centres contract

Premier Modular has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to provide 25 standalone Covid-19 test centres across the UK.
Modular construction,

Integra Buildings reveals major expansion plans

Modular construction company, Integra Buildings has revealed plans for a major expansion of its East Yorkshire base.
zero-carbon neighbourhood

Construction begins on Kent’s zero-carbon neighbourhood

Construction has begun on Kent’s new zero-carbon neighbourhood, the new homes are being delivered by Public Sector Plc in partnership with NetZero Buildings, the offsite manufacturer.

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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.