Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) is at the forefront of the Government’s efforts to solve the housing crisis and is becoming increasingly important as it sits alongside traditional housebuilding.
As London’s Mayor Sadiq Kahn has reportedly set up a new taskforce calling for direct MMC investment, it has never been more clear how important MMC and Modular construction is becoming to the sector.
We can support you with any aspect of Regeneration. With a large practice and clients and connections across the construction industry, we can assist you through the complicated tender processes and use our extensive insight to help you overcome challenges, whether domestically or internationally.
Our expertise includes:
- Hands on experience advising clients on modular construction projects
- Site acquisition and complex land assembly, including through compulsory purchase
- Development agreements of all types, including pre-lettings, options, forward funding agreements, joint venture, partnership and land promotion arrangements
- All aspects of planning, from strategic advice on applications, section 106 and infrastructure agreements, project management of appeals and court challenges
- Construction services, including procurement
- Letting, funding and eventual sale
We have acted for 6 of the 10 largest housebuilders in the UK, as well as a number of dedicated modular housing providers. Please click the link below to read our sector insights.
Meet the team
Divisional Managing Partner of the Construction, Real Estate and Disputes Division
Procuring modular housing: Is MMC becoming mainstream?
Is Modern Methods of Construction becoming mainstream? Read what it means for Development and Procurement here.
Grand designs – Who should take the design risk in an MMC project?
MMC have been touted as a way to tackle costs and inefficiencies within construction, but who takes responsibility for the design ?
Is UK construction missing out on Research & Development tax credits?
Wooden towers – the rise of the “plyscraper”
Rigorous Energy Standards for New Homes
Modular construction: addressing deposit payments in building contracts
In this article we consider one such issue concerning payment protection for the employer.
Green Homes grant for homeowners - how can housebuilders seek to improve energy efficiency long-term?
Government fully supports Modular Construction - What does this mean for traditional housebuilding?
The Green House Effect
Say What You Mean
The dangers of ambiguous vesting certificates
The Need for Speed - is Modular Construction the answer?
Speed is essential but careful thought is needed to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.
Meeting Housing Needs In The Wake Of The Hong Kong Crisis
Will modern methods of construction be part of the solution?
Paper on Modular Construction
This article explains the term of modular constructions.
Modular construction – making payment terms work
Modular construction does require employers and contractors to consider some additional risks.
Michael O'Connor quoted by Lexis Nexis on the importance of embracing modern construction methods in order to hit housing targets