Employer’s Agent Henry Riley required a main contractor to work with their customer Housing 21 and provide eight new modular apartments for a ‘retirement living’ scheme. The homes were originally designed for traditional construction, but this route became unachievable due to time constraints of funding being granted.

The M-AR

We worked with our new partners to turn this project into an off-site solution that could be achieved in a tight programme, on a restrictive residential site whilst still delivering, on-time and on-budget.


Within three days, our procurement team were ordering materials so that the factory could begin manufacture three weeks later. Thanks to our market-leading Light Gauge Steel Frame ASA system, we fast-tracked this project with minimal disruption to the community.

Project Size

518m 2

Completion Time

26 weeks


Modular Apartments

Project Journey

We built relationships with our now partners Henry Riley and Housing 21 to construct eight new modular apartments for a ‘retirement living’ scheme. 

Our main challenge was that the original design, which had been planned  traditionally, however, due to the tight turnaround time in order to release funding, traditional methods would not be viable.

This is where we came in. We turned the project into an off-site solution so that it could be delivered quickly, on time and on budget, whilst adhering to the existing planning permission and releasing the all important funding from Homes England.

We engaged the local residents continually as to our progress and plans, and worked as a team, to help Housing 21 provide some much needed housing. 

Construction is nothing without ensuring that the social value of what we do provides benefit. Henry Riley, Housing 21 and ourselves were able to offer, quiet, safe and warm homes for a growing community.

Promises kept

“From day one, the M-AR team has demonstrated that they’re a safe pair of hands, with the very high standard of service from the preconstruction and construction stages of the project. The ethos and values of Housing 21, Henry Riley and M-AR are clearly aligned. For me, this has enabled so many of the clear benefits that off-site modular construction offers to be maximised.”

Dan MacPherson,
Employers Agent at Henry Riley

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