A 13-year milestone marks the expansion of our rapidly growing ‘multi-sector’ off-site construction business, proving that a contractor with a factory is becoming increasingly popular.
Securing a new 100,000 sq ft second factory at Freightliner Road in Hull will increase and accelerate M-AR’s ability to deliver the much-needed homes across the UK. Combined with their existing factory at Melton, M-AR’s production capacity will triple the output and will enable them to manufacture and deliver over 750 homes per annum, ramping up to 1,000 within 2 years and have further plans and roadmap to outgrow these facilities further.
The expansion plans follow a string of key framework and contract wins such as appointment onto; LHC (MB1 & NH2); CCS (RM6014); CHIC (Central Housing Investment Consortium) 15 year £573m Housing programme and most recently the £400m Procure Plus off-site housing framework which provides accelerated delivery with flexible and easy OJEU compliant procurement routes for customers across many of the industry’s market sectors.
It is expected by the time M-AR are in full production, they will create over 100 new jobs and we will see further investment by M-AR in providing the much-needed development of training and skills for local people.
A key focus of M-AR’s recent growth has been through its turnkey modular housing offering, where M-AR deliver mortgageable BOPAS accredited, low carbon homes constructed primarily of light gauge steel. These homes include all houses types, bungalows and apartments.
With significant housing shortages nationwide, modular homes lead the way in the UK, with 25% of all homes being delivered through the £11.5b Affordable Housing Programme set to be built using MMC. The residential sector will play a huge part in their expansion plans as they continue to provide a customer experience that excites and engages.
Rob Grimbleby (Managing Director) said:
“Expanding our manufacturing operation is a key strategic milestone for us and is testament to our great people and our partners, many of whom have worked alongside us for many years. Modern Methods of Construction provides a route to increase the supply of high-quality buildings around the country, and it’s been great to see recent announcements from the government in support of the off-site sector.
We are proud to be opening our second factory in the UK in delivering much needed, energy efficient housing that assists housing associations, registered providers, local authorities and our developer partners to respond to the current housing shortage.
Indeed, the unique challenges of COVID-19 and the housing crisis will see an acceleration in new forms of delivery, and we are well placed to help customer’s deliver turnkey projects. Enquiries remain strong across all our market sectors, and we are particularly excited about the housing sector, where we feel we have the right skills and approaches to provide best value to our new and existing customers.”