Meet the man bringing Japanese MMC to the UK

When Konishi Kenta arrived in the UK he was struck by the age and condition of much of its housing stock.

“Hundred-year-old buildings and very old, basic infrastructure, which makes it difficult to maintain the quality and the performance level – that is the majority of the market,” says the UK chief executive of Sekisui House, the Japanese group which claims to be the world’s largest housebuilder to use modern methods of construction, having built more than 2.4m houses globally.

“The surprise was the very small amount of newly built houses, with