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LATEST NEWS December 2023

Financing modular builds in Australia has always been problematic. However, Bankwest's announcement last week is set to make modular buildings more accessible to homeowners. The changes will add an additional 'accelerant' and further boost the growing recognition and popularity of modular construction in the state. (main pic: Perth-based OFFSITE’s panelised timber design-to-construction process.)... READ MORE
Burleigh Heads in Queensland is the location of a new joint initiative between hospitality group Accor and Vitale Property Group. When completed, Mondrian Gold Coast will be a blend of hospitality and residential living, featuring 83 residential apartments and a five-star hotel with 208 guestrooms. Two 24 and 25-storey precast concrete towers are... READ MORE
One of the UK's largest developers within the housing association sector has stated that they are not commissioning Category 1 modular homes, citing unworkable costs, which could be up to 50% higher than those of traditional projects. Katie Gilmartin, head of business development and innovation, Platform. Katie Gilmartin, head of business development and... READ MORE
Kingspan, in collaboration with Buildner (an organisation that hosts architectural competitions), has launched the latest edition of the MICROHOME architecture competition, this time with a €150,000 (AUD $245,000) prize pool. The MICROHOME Kingspan Edition is focussing on small-scale, modular-built, eco-friendly living solutions. This year's challenge to architects and designers: create an off-grid, modular... READ MORE
In a recent development, the UK Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed that three schools constructed by the now-defunct offsite specialist contractor, Caledonian Modular, are scheduled for demolition over structural integrity concerns. (main pic: Haygrove School, Somerset, set to be demolished. Built by now-defunct modular builder, Caledonian Modular.) The affected schools include Haygrove... READ MORE
Vanguard, a UK provider of clinical infrastructure, has announced its acquisition of a Hull-based modular construction company, Module-AR (M-AR), from administration. Dean Watson and Paul Stanley from Begbies Traynor (a business recovery and insolvency firm), along with Rikki Burton from Anderson Brookes, were appointed joint administrators of Module-AR Ltd on 27 October 2023.... READ MORE



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