Contracts have been awarded for steel-framed, GRP composite, and enhanced GRP pods across a range of residential sectors – build-to-rent, student living, and apartments for shared ownership, affordable housing, and market sale.
The new contract wins include nearly 1,000 shower pods for student projects for Equans in Birmingham and London; 850 pods for Midgard for another Moda Living scheme; and over 900 pods across three new projects for Wates for mixed tenure residential schemes.
James Stephens, Managing Director of Offsite Solutions said: “Despite these uncertain times, the outlook remains buoyant for our business. We have a solid forward order book but with additional capacity to offer more developers and contractors the greater certainty of offsite manufacturing.
“A substantial proportion of this order intake is for long-term repeat customers – developers such as Fusion Students, Downing, Moda, urbanest, and leading main contractors including Galliford Try, Vinci, Mace, Wates, Willmott Dixon, and Winvic. We are also delighted to see new clients and contractors using our pods – Telford Homes, Equans, IQ Student Accommodation, Midgard, and RG Group.
“We are definitely benefiting from the surge in interest in offsite manufacturing and MMC which are transforming UK construction. Bathroom pods are fast becoming a preferred method of procurement for many developers and contractors.
“Our approach to bathroom construction, pod technology and design enables our clients to have a better engineered, consistently high-quality product than is achievable with in-situ building methods. We can also reduce the impact of skills and labour shortages that are hitting the construction sector, by employing a stable and multi-skilled workforce at our offsite manufacturing centres in Somerset.”