Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

Number three of five key themes for Building for tomorrow 2021

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MMC - an integral part of future housing delivery 

A deep dive into the future of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). How can MMC help the industry deliver housing volumes, how do we ensure quality and what lessons can we learn from past NHBC claims and previous attempts to deliver factory-built housing? We also took a look at what investors are looking for and the journey of an MMC system from concept to site.

Our keynote speaker on this theme

Cast Consultancy

Mark Farmer
Chief Executive Officer

Session name: The future of MMC in UK Housing

Mark has 30 years’ experience in construction and real estate and is a recognised international commentator on a variety of industry and policy related issues.

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Meet our other speakers on this theme

Ottersbrook Consultancy

Mike Ormesher
Consultant / Founding Director

The robust MMC / Offsite certification journey

Mike has 30 years’ experience in the MMC/Offsite manufacturing industry, working for organisation such as CRH Plc, Knauf, Saint Gobain and Tophat. With consulting roles at the British Board of Agrement (BBA) and BoKlok (Ikea & Skanska) to name a few, Mike will be discussing the importance of quality and forensic technical assessment in the DfMA process. Mike is also the Consulting Project Director for the Off-Site Homes Alliance.

Studio Partington

Suzanne Davenport

MMC lessons learned and the NHBC Foundation report

Suzanne joined Studio Partington in 2005 and has worked on a variety of projects, most notably ‘Nottingham City Homes 2050’ – a ground-breaking first in the UK with ‘Energiesprong’ retrofit using off-site construction. Suzanne has authored a number of titles for the NHBC Foundation, including the new title ‘Modern Methods of Construction: Building on experience’.

Studio Partington

Richard Partington

MMC lessons learned and the NHBC Foundation report

Richard is the founder and co-director of Studio Partington, with expertise in low-energy design having led a number of exemplar research projects including the widely published and multi-award winning Derwenthorpe – a mixed-tenure, sustainable community of 540 energy efficient homes and community spaces in York for JRHT.


Andrew Smith

What the backers want

Andrew has worked in Affordable Housing Valuation for Savills for nearly 30 years and previously worked in-house at an RP in his native North East. At Savills, Andrew is a Director in the Housing Valuation Team specialising in valuations of affordable rented housing for Loan Security, Bonds, PPs and Investment. He is currently leading on the valuation of MMC within the Affordable Housing Sector.

Lloyds Banking Group

Andy Mason
Head of Housing Development 

How are LBG thinking about the societal challenges in the housing market and the roles MMCs can play?

Andy joined Lloyds Banking Group in 1993 and has a depth of experience across financial planning, commercial management and product innovation/development to bring new products and services to market. He is currently the Head of Strategic Partnerships and Housing.

ilke Homes

Dave Sheridan
Executive Chairman

A journey to MMC

As Executive Chairman, Dave is responsible for leading ilke Homes’ executive team. Since launching in 2017, his vision is to grow the company into a top ten housebuilder, delivering 10,000 homes a year. Dave has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry. He spent seven years as CEO of Keepmoat Homes and prior to that was CEO oft Apollo Property Service Group before they merged with Keepmoat Homes in 2012.

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