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Factory tour – the new build prison at Wellingborough

Last week, our member Kier and Bison Precast, hosted a factory visit for Buildoffsite members at one of the manufacturing facilities supplying components for their £253m new build prison at Wellingborough. Forterra's specialist precast division, Bison are providing 4,920 precast components for the project. During the tour, guests were able…

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Offsite – it’s about the people

These pages contain much about the latest innovation in offsite systems and of inspiring examples of how these systems are building ever taller or large structures. We all get excited by these new solutions, but where we should be focusing our efforts is on the people. With a 42% increase…

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SFS become newest members of Buildoffsite

SFS is a worldwide leading supplier of mechanical fastening systems and precision moulded parts. SFS Group AG comprises the three segments Engineered Components, Fastening Systems and Distribution & Logistics, which represent the respective business models. In the Engineered Components segment, SFS acts as a development and manufacturing partner for customer-specific…

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Putting people at the heart of future social housing design and manufacture

Tom Eshelby, Housing Industry Advisor at Buildoffsite spent the day with Professor Paul van Schaik and his team at Teesside University yesterday on the steering committee for their rigorous academic analysis of what HA’s and their tenants really want and prioritise in their homes in order to maximise their occupant…

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BOPAS lunch & learn session at Homes England – 23rd January

Patrick McNamara of Homes England hosted a lunch and Learn session at Homes England on 23rd January, which was facilitated by Buildoffsite. Terry Mundy (BOPAS) and Jeff Maxted (BLP) presented on the vital role of BOPAS in the offsite market as the benchmark accreditation for Latent Defects Insurance which gives…

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Buildoffsite – Building a positive future

Over the past 15 years, Buildoffsite has strived to deliver value and make an impact, not only for our members, but for industry as a whole. Over the past year we have been reviewing our effectiveness, refining our vision and setting new goals to ensure that as we turn into…

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Buildoffsite welcomes Tim Broyd as Head of Industry Foresight

Professor Tim Broyd FREng CEng FICE FRSA Tim is Professor of Built Environment Foresight at University College London as well as an Honorary Professor of Civil Engineering at the same university. Tim joined advocacy body, Buildoffsite as Head of Industry Foresight in January 2020. He is the founding Director of…

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Buildoffsite’s Rail Hub publishes Linear Infrastructure Overbuild Guide

How could you build a quarter of a million homes for London? The Buildoffsite Linear Infrastructure Overbuild Guide is ready to help. Inspired by WSP’s Out of Thin Air reports it aims to do 3 things. Make more potential sites viable, creating homes and offsite project opportunities Enable stakeholders to…

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First Start Homes become newest member of Buildoffsite

First Start Homes For over 25 years , the Purever Group has been researching more efficient and sustainable construction methods that create real savings, not only in economic terms but also in terms of time and energy and carbon reduction. In addition to the extraordinary durability, it’s design nature allows…

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