Birmingham plans modular housing pilot

8 October 2018 | By Neil Gerrard

Birmingham City Council is preparing a modular housing pilot to help free up sites where traditional construction is deemed too difficult or expensive.


The council is preparing to launch its BMHT Modular development programme in spring 2019.


It will involve the construction of around 50 homes using both volumetric and modular solutions, with a larger roll out programme expected to follow in 2020.

The search is now on for contractors to build a pre-designed series of around five archetypes that have already been designed by the council, according to a prior information notice lodged in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

The contractor will also need to be prepared to undertake associated groundworks, including all utility connections and associated landscaping, offering a turnkey approach to providing homes ready for occupation.


I am not sure why its taken so long the skill and construction technical knowledge has been about for years. The Chinese and Italian Companies and Pre-cast companies I have dealt with are able to build huge Project,s able to build units to take 59-100 thousand people accomadation in months not years.
They aim to bring the Production side close to the Project, so materials everything comes there. Build remove Prodction and start while landscaping is being completed. The services and infustructure can be 50% in place before the main units are built. Why are we now making such a big deal?

Peter Casley., 8 October 2018

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