As with anything that preaches speed – Go Modular claim they can reduce build periods by up to 45%. In terms of financial cost, the efficiency is such that it can create additional client revenues of up to 6% of project costs through early delivery to market.
Lift-off for pioneering Bristol scheme that unlocks potential of factory-built homes
Bespoke pre-built homes have been craned into an existing building on one of Bristol’s busiest streets in a UK-first that has also brought so-called modular construction back into focus as a way of helping to solve the city’s housing crisis.
In Bristol, prefabricated housing is inserted in an old building
Since Sunday, August 11, Park Street, a street in the historic center of Bristol, England, closes the night for an operation that attracts the attention of the British media and arouses the curiosity of passersby. At 20 hours, a crane of 200 tons is brought. She hoists 7.5 to 10 ton modules all the way to the top of a four-storey building whose roof was removed and places them inside the building, which has been hollowed out and stripped of sound. back wall for the operation but retains its brick and stone facade and its two side walls. In this pre-existing envelope, the crane stacks prefabricated housing modules, ready to live, before starting again at dawn. At six in the morning, the street returns to normal life.
PRE-BUILT MODULAR HOMES CRANED INTO PARK STREET BUILDING IN UK FIRST
Modular construction has been used widely for new builds, but in a first in the UK homes that have been created off-site in a factory and have been specially made to fit into the shell of an existing building are being craned into place on Park Street.
Modular homes specialist moves into design and construction factory near Southampton
A UK pioneer in the modular construction of homes is setting up its first customised factory near Southampton as the innovator looks to disrupt the traditional house-building market.
“As a start-up business, this is an exciting time for the team and the location, close to the M271, M27 and M3, is excellent for recruitment and transport purposes and means we can lay the foundations for growth. Vail Williams acted to the letter, with a smooth process for all concerned.”
GO_modular aims to deliver 300-plus units from the factory, with plans to expand via a factory franchising model.