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Modular for Nottinghamshire Brownfield Site

14th January 2021
ilke Homes is set to deliver up to 140 homes in Nottinghamshire after being selected by Nottinghamshire County Council to regenerate a brownfield site. The deal, which followed a competitive tender process, will see the redevelopment of the...
 

BUILDING HOMES: BUILDING EFFICIENCY

12th January 2021
Bollo Lane is a landmark mixed use development in Ealing, comprising 112 homes, two communal roof terraces and flexible office space that benefited from a volumetric modular solution. Built on a challenging site previously occupied...
 

Do modular projects need digital twinning?

7th December 2020
Nick Cowley, managing director of Euramax, explores how digital twin technology could benefit the modular construction industry In 1991, David Gelernter published his book, Mirror Worlds, which sought to explore the technology of the future....
 

New £250m framework launches for offsite suppliers

2nd December 2020
A new £250m framework has been launched for offsite suppliers to deliver schools, hospitals and community buildings Offsite manufacturers looking to boost the profile of Modern Methods Construction (MMC) in the public sector are wanted for a new...
 

Housing association and ‘airspace’ developer get green light for 30 rooftop homes

1st December 2020
A London housing association and a “airspace” developer have secured planning approval to build 30 new  rooftop homes on top of an existing residential development in south-east London. Lambeth and Southwark Housing Association (LSHA)...
 

ilke Homes secures development site in Rushden

30th November 2020
Modular housing specialist ilke Homes has secured a development site in Rushden, Northamptonshire that has the potential to deliver up to 150 affordable homes The deal, brokered by Savills, has seen ilke Homes secure a nine-acre development site...
 

Modular partner sought for £100m housing framework

27th November 2020
Housing association Vivid is looking to appoint a modular construction specialist to help it deliver up to £100m of new housing. The group, based in Surrey and Hampshire, plans to build more than 1,400 new homes over the next four years and...
 

Swan Housing to open second modular housing factory

26th November 2020
Swan Housing Association/NU living has announced it will open a new offsite factory next year. The new facility will manufacture light gauge steel modular housing and is directly opposite the group’s existing modular facility at Basildon in...
 

Hope Rise: Modular meets affordable housing need over Bristol car park

25th November 2020
The affordable housing scheme Hope Rise is a community of 11 zero-carbon, modular starter homes designed and developed by Zed Pods, and is expected to open its doors in November. Located in St George, Bristol, the modular homes are the first to...
 

Industry turning to MMC to beat covid slowdown according to Gleeds report

18th November 2020
Consultant says method helping speed up project delivery times Two thirds of contractors are looking to use modern methods of construction on future projects because of the covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest market report by Gleeds. ...
 

Modular meeting the Future Homes Standard

17th November 2020
The impending changes to Part L1A of the Building Regulations for new dwellings will increase energy efficiency requirements for new homes. This is the next step in the UK government’s legal commitment towards lowering carbon emissions and the...
 

UK needs more offsite construction to have safer buildings, says minister

8th November 2020
Industry should embrace off-site construction methods as part of a ‘culture shift’ towards building safety, minister Stephen Greenhalgh has said Greenhalgh, who is minister for building safety, made the comments when he sat before the...
 

Building confidence in offsite construction

22nd October 2020
A new Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by warranty providers to develop a set of standards for assessing homes built using Modern Methods of Construction. NHBC innovation manager Richard Lankshear discusses the MoU, the growth of offsite...
 

Caledonian wins £27m London modular housing duo

5th October 2020
London’s Lewisham council has selected Caledonian Modular to deliver two volumetric housing schemes. The £27m deal will see 65 affordable homes for people in local housing need, as well as a range of non-residential spaces....
 

London council signs ‘biggest ever’ modular council homes deal

1st October 2020
Greenwich signs up Liverpool off-site supplier Ideal Modular for £300m 750-home council housing programme Greenwich council has appointed a consortium of firms to a £300m modular housing contract which the businesses claim is the...
 

 
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