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Modular construction is the method by which a building or home is constructed offsite, within a factory setting. With the full construction of individual modules carried out offsite, the finished units are then transported to the development site for installation.

Whilst modular may not be entirely new to the industry, it is certainly experiencing a rise in popularity and gaining lots of media attention. This could be down to the fact that modular construction offers an affordable, sustainable and efficient construction solution.

It’s fair to say modular construction has the potential to make a positive impact on the UK’s on-going housing shortage in a timely and cost-effective way. Have a read of the below articles for all you need to know about modular processes and modular projects.

health and wellbeing

Modular offices for improved health and wellbeing

A webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) heard that the pace of change in workplaces over the next decade would be ‘astounding’, as office buildings that fail to comply with health and wellbeing regulations will become redundant.
building lifecycles

Construction industry needs to understand the full carbon impact of building...

Matt Bennion, CEO of Reds10, states that the construction industry must turn its focus to understand the full carbon impact of building lifecycles and explores how MMC can help.
the UK construction industry

Why MMC can help ease pressure on the UK construction industry

John Carter, commercial director for commercial real estate, Aldermore, explores how modern methods of construction (MMC) can help ease the current pressures felt by the UK construction industry.
offsite design technology

M-AR takes outside the box approach to offsite collaboration

Leading lights from the offsite construction sector came together at an event hosted by innovative offsite contractor M-AR this autumn to plot a totally new approach to affordable housing development.
sustainable modular neighbourhood

Legal & General propose new sustainable modular neighbourhood

Legal & General have proposed a new and innovative modular neighbourhood at Bore Hill Farm, Warminster.
blocks of modular apartments

TopHat secures planning permission for factory-built apartments in Kent

TopHat has received planning permission to build 3 four-storey blocks of modular apartments at Kitchener Barracks in Kent.
Julie Hood

Julie Hood appointed to lead Collinson Construction’s modular division

Collinson Construction has appointed Julie Hood as the new business development manager to support its modular construction division.
affordable modular housing

Riverside Scotland provides affordable modular housing to veteran families

Riverside Scotland has opened up the ‘nation’s largest’ affordable modular housing development, with four homes being allocated to military veteran households.
construction skills centre 

HS2 gets green light for Camden’s construction skills centre 

HS2 has received planning permission from London Borough of Camden’s Planning Committee to build construction skills centre, which will provide accommodation for almost 200 people.
modular developments

The top five issues to watch for on modular developments

Matthew Law, Director at Naismiths, tells lenders what they need to know about monitoring modern methods of construction (MMC).
modular building in Hull

M-AR joined Children in Need to deliver modular building in Hull

Offsite contractor, M-AR, and BBC’s Children in Need DIY SOS Big Build team up to deliver a bespoke modular building for Hull youth charity.
Golden thread, modular technology

Modular technology and the Golden Thread

In her report Building a Safer Future, Dame Judith Hackitt highlights the need for a system-based approach with a golden thread of information running through the lifecycle of each project. Here, MPBA CEO Jackie Maginnis argues the case for modular technology in providing a comprehensive information pathway.
modular homes cardiff

Wates to install Cardiff’s first sustainable modular homes

Wates, in collaboration with Cardiff Council, is installing Cardiff’s first affordable and sustainable modular homes in Plasnewydd.
UK social housing

Modern methods of construction as a solution to UK social housing

Andrew Shepherd, managing director at TopHat, looks at modular housing as a solution to the UK social housing supply deficit.
modular first

Sustainable construction: Five good reasons to think modular first

Here, Crown Commercial Service explains five good reasons to think modular first as part of their sustainable construction campaign.
O’Keefe project contracts

O’Keefe bags duo of major project contracts

Specialist contractor O’Keefe Group has been awarded two new major project contracts with Willmott Dixon and Elkins Construction, worth more than £8m collectively.
factory-built homes

ilke Homes secures Hastings site for 140 factory-built homes

ilke Homes has acquired a 12.4-acre site in Hastings, East Sussex to deliver 140 affordable factory-built homes.
Modular housing

Digitised modular design will set you free

Digitisation has freed modular from outdated preconceptions of prefabricated construction and offers an opportunity to deliver attractive, good quality housebuilding that meets design codes, regulations and environmental regulations, says Chris Hartiss RIBA, design director at Modulous.
MMC Design,

Modular and beautiful design: The architect’s view

Modular construction and MMC are not only helping to achieve sustainable, efficient and attractive design in housing; they are leading the way, writes Jo Cowen, CEO of Jo Cowen Architects.
Minster Exchange,

Acrol Modular to deliver Minster Exchange in Cheltenham

Acrol Modular has won a £5.8m contract to deliver the Minster Exchange in Cheltenham – a modular building which will house a state-of-the-art workspace for the cyber tech, digital and creative sectors.
Modular technology

Modular at the forefront of offsite technologies

Jackie Maginnis at the Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) has been involved in construction-related businesses for over 37 years and has been its chief executive since 2005 – how has the perception of modular and portable buildings in the UK changed since then?
modular homes, homelessness

Modular homes help tackle homelessness in Haringey

As the first council in London to provide modular homes to help tackle homelessness, Haringey is helping those in need of a safe and secure roof over their heads.
ilke homes jobs

Over 500 jobs up for grabs at ilke Homes

Recruitment specialist, Michael Page is recruiting for over 500 new jobs at modular housing specialist ilke Homes across North Yorkshire.
M-AR

M-AR – a solutions based, leading offsite contractor

M-AR offer offsite solutions - MMC Category 1, 2 and 3 product options that can be combined to create hybrid designs for the optimum building method.
York student accommodation, Heslington East Campus,

Graham tops out University of York’s £130m student resi scheme

Graham has topped out at the University of York’s £130m flagship student accommodation project, which was built in only 58 weeks.
SterlingOSB Zero, RIBAJ,

Kevin Sulca’s Ventanilla House wins SterlingOSB Zero/RIBAJ competition

The RIBAJ/Norbord Europe, now part of West Fraser, competition is designed to encourage architects to push the creative boundaries when considering the use of SterlingOSB Zero.

Modular Construction

Modular construction is the method by which a building or home is constructed offsite, within a factory setting. With the full construction of individual modules carried out offsite, the finished units are then transported to the development site for installation.

Whilst modular may not be entirely new to the industry, it is certainly experiencing a rise in popularity and gaining lots of media attention. This could be down to the fact that modular construction offers an affordable, sustainable and efficient construction solution.

It’s fair to say modular construction has the potential to make a positive impact on the UK’s on-going housing shortage in a timely and cost-effective way. Have a read of the below articles for all you need to know about modular processes and modular projects.