The UK has a long way to go to become a leader in modular construction

Modular construction has great potential as a major UK export, according to the government’s recent industrial strategy, but the truth is there is some way to go.   Another of my favourites is Urban Splash and shedkm’s modular housing offering, which exemplifies the flexibility and personalisation that offsite construction can bring to the market.  … Read More »

Home delivery: box fresh houses from factory to site in three easy steps

A leading UK property development group has told a Dublin conference how their booming modular portfolio has been a “game changer” for the country’s housing shortage.   Speaking at the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Proptech and Smart Construction Conference last week, Urban Splash senior development manager Adam Willetts said off-site technology has allowed the… Read More »

Developer Urban Splash signs up TV architect George Clarke

Developer Urban Splash has signed up TV architect George Clarke as an investor.   The star of programmes such as Channel 4’s Restoration Man, The Great British Property Scandal and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, will bring his design skills to the Manchester-headquartered firm.   Clarke said: “I have known the talented Urban Splash team for… Read More »

Urban Splash buys modular housing construction business

Urban Splash has agreed terms to acquire modular offsite construction business SIG Building Systems and has announced two new investors in a show of commitment to modular development.   The acquisition includes SIG’s modular factory in the East Midlands, all the IP and patents of its modular housing system and around 70 staff. The factory… Read More »

Duo of new investors for Urban Splash as its acquires SIG

Regeneration specialist Urban Splash has agreed terms to acquire modular offsite construction business SIG Building Systems.   A second announcement sees two prominent figures join the Urban Splash Modular Ltd business – as both architect and Channel 4 presenter George Clarke and North West tech entrepreneur and founder of, Noel McKee announce their investment… Read More »