For construction at pace, the future is modular

Modular, off-site manufacturing, MMC (modern methods of construction), precision engineering. Whatever you want to call it (as long as it’s not prefab), after years of talking the talk, it finally appears to be having an impact. It was October 2016 when the now seminal government-commissioned review into the UK construction sector by Cast’s Mark Farmer, “Modernise or Die”, was published. Since then, more and more big-name players have looked to off-site construction in various forms, with Berkeley, Swan Housing, Legal & General, Laing O’Rourke and Stanhope all setting up their own factories. One more discreet developer, however,