Friday, December 8, 2017

Britain Starting New Modular Factories at an Increasing Rate to Meet Demand

Berkeley Group ,a large housing and neighborhood developer in England, has submitted a planning application for a 160,000 square foot facility in Gravesham in Kent. It bought the site from the Homes & Communities Agency.

“We have assembled a team of specialists who are working with the group's construction teams to design the factory space with the first components undergoing testing,” said Berkeley chief executive Rob Perrins.

Berkeley has already put a toe in the water with 22 prototype modular homes at its Kidbrooke Village.

The British Government is helping with the push to use modular construction which they have found faster, greener and less expensive than conventional site building.

If only our state and Federal governments would put this much trust into our modular industry by making it easier to get projects approved and financed, we might start building new and reopening modular factories.

Just a thought.

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