There is more than one vote taking place, right now a radical much favoured sway in the UK towards Off-Site Manufacturing (OSM). Considering up to an estimated 340,000 new homes are needed to be built per year homes built by Local Authorities have fallen since the 1970's when we are at our most needy time to house our population despite Housing Associations building more.
ACE Modular Construction have witnessed the past few months in particular tangible genuine interest in OSM, larger UK contractors wishing to be more competitive in their tenders reducing build time and improving quality. But those that are 'tyre kicking' developers & contractors unfortunately won't be entertained by European or other OSM's, without serious substance. Successful, proven cash rich & ready for serious financially led expansion overseas factories can afford to be selective who to engage with, carrying out detailed due diligence on each potential property development partner with suitable & sustainable pipeline. The fact is I am afraid to say that UK OSM's do not have capacity anywhere near for large scale developments yet despite growth and yet lagging behind the rest of the world. Collaboration with worldwide supply chain is the key working with professional UK delivery partners sharing risk & profit.
"UK contractors & developers are beginning to 'walk the talk' when it comes to Off-Site Construction"
"property developers will struggle to source capacity if they don't approach OSM's with a collaborative approach."