TDSG joins STELLAR to maximise MMC for social housing


The Technical Design Services Group (TDSG) has joined STELLAR which will support SMEs and social housing providers to embrace Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

Created and lead by Totally Modular, the STELLAR consortium aims to produce a common steel framing platform that can be utilised without the need to start from first engineering principles each and every time designs change.

It will also demonstrate that a satellite manufacturing facility can be fully operational within a shortened time frame, whilst most prevalently negating the need for a multi-million pound Capex investment.

TDSG’s specific involvement in STELLAR will be to utilise the in-house MMC expertise of each of its sister companies TDS and Design4Structures.

These will provide structural engineering services as well as BIM compliant design and detailing including development of parametric modelling tools.

Pushing innovative boundaries

Daniel Leech, CEO of the Technical Design Services Group, said: “We are delighted to be working with Totally Modular and all of our other consortium colleagues on the STELLAR Project.

“We have lots of experience around the residential sector in both traditional and offsite construction methods and bringing this experience into the housing sector will hopefully add real value to what we are trying to achieve as an industry.

“There is a huge shortage of housing nationally and we hope that the STELLAR Project will represent something that is innovative, collaborative and really pushes the boundaries on what can be done digitally.

“We are very excited to be able to focus our energy on developing parametric modelling tools in order to streamline the BIM process and demonstrate what can be achieved by utilising the latest construction technology solutions available on the market.”

The ethos supporting STELLAR is that modern methods of construction, such as offsite manufacturing of houses in factories, promise lower-cost, higher-quality homes constructed in days instead of months.

STELLAR offers social housing developers and owners the tools and business models they desperately need to provide affordable homes across the UK in line with demand.


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