BUILDING BETTER, BUILDING FASTER
Modern methods of construction for the 21st century
“I want to see modern methods of construction – the new gold standard of building – being used up and down the country to usher in a green housing revolution” Housing Minister Esther McVey MP (Nov 2019)
High quality, modern design, energy efficient and at least 50% less waste
Up to 50% quicker build time with certainty of delivery
Up to 25% cost savings v. traditional build
We design, build and operate later living communities using modern methods of construction including panelised and volumetric units. Our project & management team include elite industry experts who will provide real thought leadership and insight.
Traditional building methods date back hundreds, if not thousands of years. Modular construction is common place in modern school buildings, hospitals and hotel chains in the UK and now represents the future for mid to high rise residential homes, especially considering the housing crisis and chronic under supply of truly affordable housing.
Modular construction provides greater certainty of timely completion (on time, on budget) with no delays in a factory environment and minimal weather delays.
Awkward urban brownfield sites which were previously unsuitable become commercially viable using modular construction. We will focus on brownfield sites in urban communities where the density per hectare is c. 70 homes to build c. 150 – 300 mid-rise retirement living flats and associated amenities.
The elite (design & development) team provides us with a full 360-degree perspective and trusted view of the construction, property, later living and modular industry sectors. Together, we continually validate the business decisions we are making, providing good corporate governance. The group provide an “outside in” perspective and will challenge the current industry orthodoxy and traditional perceptions and views.
As a challenger brand, we are at the forefront of the sea change that is taking place within the residential later living sector. Our agility is our main strength and we will be open to embracing the opportunities that this dynamic sector is creating.
CASE STUDY: Worlds Tallest Modular Building (Croydon, Nov 19)
Major sustainability benefits of a modular system. This includes
- 50% less CO2,
- 80% less vehicle movements to site (therefore much less noise, dust and transport related emissions),
- 80% less construction waste (of which 97% is recycled).
- Significant thermal & acoustic properties.
- Rapid 35 week construction.
Smarter, faster, greener construction.
A 44-storey and 38-storey tower scaling 135 meters providing 546 PRS / BTR units (1526 individual models). Building contains a range of amenities including winter gardens, an art gallery, an incubator hub for local businesses and onsite cafe. Each tower also contain a gym, club room and garden terrace.
Construction of the towers began in February 2018 after planning consent was gained back in November 2017. From there, the 1,526 modules were stacked on top of a concrete podium linking both towers at ground floor level.
Once the concrete cores of the two towers were complete, pre-fitted, pre-plumbed and pre-wired modules began arriving on site.
Installation of the last module, in November 2019, three weeks ahead of shedule and just 35 weeks after the first was craned into place. Already 80% of the glazed terracotta façade has also been completed.
A roundup of the latest reports featuring modern methods of construction:
June 20 Graitec Modular Construction Has Its Moment Arrived June 2020
June 19 – McKinsey & Co Modular Construction: From projects to products McKinsey Modular-construction-from-projects-to-products-full-report-NEW June 2019
08 Apr – Introducing the MMC Definition Framework Introducing the MMC Definition Framework April 2019
14 Nov – NHBC & Cast – Modern Methods of Construction – Who’s Doing What http://www.cast-consultancy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NHBC-final-report-November-2018_web-optimised.pdf
11 October 2018 – Government Response to the House of Lords Science & Technology Select Committee Report “Off-site manufacture for construction: Building for change” http://www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk/news/government-publishes-response-to-the-house-of-lords-science-and-technology-select-committee-report/
October 2018 – NLA Factory Made Housing – A Solution for London http://newlondonarchitecture.org/whats-on/publications/all-nla-publications/factory-made-housing-a-solution-for-londonModern Methods of Construction – A forward thinking solution to the housing crisis?
September 2018 – RICS paper urges adoption of Modern Methods of Construction Modern Methods of Construction – A forward thinking solution to the housing crisis? (September 2018)
August 2018 – The House of Lords published its report following investigations into Offsite Manufacture for Construction – Building for change. Findings included “clear and tangible benefits from off-site manufacture for construction which make a compelling case for its widespread use“. https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201719/ldselect/ldsctech/169/16910.htm#_idTextAnchor101
August 2017 – The London Assembly Planning Committee publishes ‘Designed, sealed, delivered. The contribution of offsite manufactured homes to solving London’s housing crisis’. https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/london_assembly_osm_report_0817.pdf
October 2016 – Cast CEO, Mark Farmer, was commissioned by the Construction Leadership Council, at the request of Brandon Lewis and Nick Boles (the ministers for Housing & Planning & Skills respectively at that time) to undertake a review of the UK’s construction labour model including identifying the barriers and enablers to greater use of off-site construction. http://www.cast-consultancy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Farmer-Review-1.pdf
Modular manufacturing and later living are hot topics and very much “of the time”. As a challenger brand within the later living sector, we are positioning Future Street as the “thought leader” within the modular and later living market space.