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BECGconversation episode 14: MMCs – overcoming the barriers to greater adoption in housebuilding

Written by

David Button


Modern methods of construction (MMCs) have the potential to revolutionise house building and assist in reaching the target of 300,000 homes per year. They bring high-quality design, innovative building methods and, perhaps most importantly, have significant sustainability benefits.

But while a good start has been made, the uptake in MMC use in housebuilding has not been as substantial as many would have liked.

Joined by an expert panel, including the Government’s MMC Champion and representatives of the MMC and development sector, we explored how the government, housebuilding sector and MMC community can work together better to overcome the barriers to greater adoption, and what more is needed from Government to get the MMC revolution going?

We were joined by:

  • Mark Farmer – Government’s Champion for Modern Methods of Construction in Housebuilding 
  • Keith Blanshard – Industry Advisor, Buildoffsite
  • Jonathan Layzell – Executive Director – Development, Stonewater
  • Dave Sheridan – Executive Chairman, Ilke Homes
  • Chair: Sarah Wardle – Associate Director, BECG

If you want to discuss this topic further then please email David Button or call on 020 3697 7635.


BECGconversation is a podcast series covering a diverse range of topics across property, infrastructure, energy & utilities, transport, waste and recycling, environment, and healthcare and are available to download at any time.

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