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Modular Technology Working to Build Offsite Schools

July 28, 2020 / PBC Today

Many are concerned about the impact Covid-19 will have on education. It is therefore even more important that school building programmes get back on track as soon as possible to ensure teachers and students have the best possible environments as they make up for lost time. Here, MPBA chief executive Jackie Maginnis considers how Modern Methods of Construction can assist.

Back in January, the Department for Education (DfE) revealed the offsite schools framework “to cultivate innovation and modernise the industry by increasing the adoption of Modern Methods of Construction”.

The DfE programme will deliver some 30 offsite schools a year with a projected pipeline of up to £3bn over the next four years. I am gratified that some of our members have been appointed to bring their expertise in volumetric modular technology to the fore, to help deliver these schools as swiftly as possible.