Modular Buildings and Government Targets

By James Russell In Uncategorized No comments

Modular builds have rightly been given priority by government departments looking to streamline construction across the education, defence, health, justice and transport sectors.

All well and good, you may say. It makes sense to use a system which enables these much needed public institutions to be built quicker and more economically, so this is to be applauded.

One problem though – there is a big difference between setting targets and achieving them. Surprisingly (or not, depending on your political leaning) the majority of government departments have not procured a single project with “a significant offsite component” in 2019, covering the first eight months. This includes defence, social/health care, justice and transport.  

Well done to the Department for Education which awarded 22 contracts over this time. Evidently they learn the ropes a little quicker than the other departments – gold star for them!

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