Volumetric Housing News

World’s tallest modular housing scheme completed in Croydon

10th June 2021
The modular building, Ten Degrees Croydon sets new standards of design quality and construction efficiency for high-rise living in urban centres. Reaching a height of 135m, the project delivers 546 homes within a pair of 38 and 44-storey...

First modules arrive at Scotland’s largest affordable modular housing development in South Ayrshire

9th June 2021
The first four homes have been delivered to the country’s largest affordable modular housing development. The important milestone was reached this week as the first 10 modules arrived on site at Kilmarnock Road, Dundonald, and were craned into...

Ilke Homes secures significant development site in the South West

8th June 2021
Leading modular housing company ilke Homes has secured a development site for 165 new homes on Phase 2, Exmouth Junction, Exeter from Eutopia Homes. The scheme, which will be delivered on a brownfield site that has laid vacant for many years, will...

MMC and Structural Defects Warranties in Technicolour

28th May 2021
Modular construction is very much part of our next generation housing stock. To promote its take-up it needs support structures, very similar to the technology that assists with the new ways in which we are working today. One of these key support...

VIVID and BoKlok create new modular housing joint venture

18th May 2021
Leading affordable housing provider, VIVID, and BoKlok UK, the sustainable, quality low-cost home provider, jointly owned by Skanska and IKEA, have announced a new innovative joint venture to deliver modular homes. The two organisations are...

MPBA: Promoting knowledge transfer and training opportunities

22nd April 2021
Jackie Maginnis, chief executive of the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA), explores how the organisation is playing a key role in supporting the modular building industry The benefits of volumetric modular...

Modular technology and the Golden Thread

15th April 2021
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...

A modular route to levelling up

8th April 2021
The government faces an ever-growing list of issues that it needs to tackle. Covid's immediate legacy is rising unemployment, with almost two million now out of work. That's only going to increase as support schemes such as furlough are tapered...

How private finance helps public sector reap the benefits of offsite construction

6th April 2021
Jane Tabiner, managing director of Solutions Asset Finance (SAF), explores how the next 12 months will be a pivotal time for modular building providers as the demand for MMC projects increases across the public sector The pandemic...

OneNinety Manufacturing successfully completes first manufactured offsite modules for North-East scheme

5th April 2021
OneNinety Manufacturing has pulled together the best talent from manufacturing and offsite construction to launch its first factory in Stockton-on-Tees. Using an innovative manufacturing assembly line process, the company has now completed...

Stars align for modular steel

2nd April 2021
While 2020 was labelled 'the worst year ever' by many, sentiments in the modular steel sector are rather different. "The pandemic has perversely been quite good for us," says Ryan Simmonds, Sigmat's pre-contracts director,...

Modular housing scheme in Barking complete

1st April 2021
Rollalong has completed its latest residential development, delivering 13 new modular council-owned homes in Barking, East London. The modular homes were manufactured at Rollalong's factory in Dorset and later installed at Sugden Way in...

Modular start-up plans 1,000-home Romford scheme

1st April 2021
Impact Capital submits plans for Rom Valley Gardens regeneration project Start-up modular housebuilder and developer Impact Capital has submitted new plans for a 1,010-home regeneration scheme in Romford. The £400m...

TopHat to deliver 183 factory-built homes to Kent development

17th March 2021
Modular builder TopHat is to supply 183 factory-built homes to the next phase of the Kitchener Barracks development in Chatham, Kent. The planning application, submitted to Medway Council this week, includes proposals...

RCKa modular hostel for Camden Council wins approval

12th March 2021
RCKa has won approval to build a modular, 39-unit hostel for Camden Council in north London The scheme in Camden Road will replace an existing hostel building, which comprised one-bedroom...

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