Volumetric Housing News


17th February 2021
A total of 18 housing associations have created a new alliance for the north of England, with a target of delivering 9,000 offsite homes each year. The Offsite Homes Alliance (OSHA) will be led by project director Mike Ormesher,...

Off-site construction: 13 contract considerations for developers

17th February 2021
In 2020 we produced a checklist of points that developers need to factor in when considering MMC projects. To further assist developers identify key themes in relation to their projects incorporating off-site construction,...

A green year for developers – Sustainable construction

12th February 2021
2020 was a turning point for developers, viewing their developments  with a green filter. It consolidated the importance of sustainable construction. This year we will see a ratcheting up of the "green" uptake...


7th February 2021
A pioneering Northumberland construction company is on the brink of significant job creation after doubling its manufacturing footprint. Cramlington based Merit – the 2018 North East Company of the Year – has seen huge rise in...

Architects embracing the new wave of modular

2nd February 2021
Without a fresh approach to housing design and delivery, the same issues are likely to remain, Andrew Shepherd, managing director of TopHat, says architects must embrace modular construction to avoid poor design. It is safe to say...

NHBC Foundation reveals new report on the history and future of MMC

1st February 2021
An in-depth new NHBC Foundation report on how the role of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) has evolved within the house-building industry has just been...

Modular Matters Roundtable

18th January 2021
Following on from the online Modular Matters conference and exhibition in October, a virtual roundtable focused on volumetric modular technology and the potential opportunities and challenges for providers within the residential sector. ...

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...


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...

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