How does it work

Modern construction methods allow parts of a build to be designed, planned, manufactured and pre-assembled offsite in a factory setting. This can range from individual components such as service risers and rollout reinforced floors, right up to complete modular builds. 

At Kier, we are increasingly using modern construction methods across many sectors and locations. These can range from thousands of precast components to smaller elements such as bathroom pods, prison cells and education facilities. 

These methods have numerous benefits in terms of quality, cost, productivity, heath & safety and environmental impact.

Award winning offsite

Our leading approach to offsite and MMC was most recently recognised at the 2020 Offsite Awards, where Kier was announced overall Winner of Winners and Contractor of the Year, as well as receiving multiple awards for our new build prison at Wellingborough, HMP Five Wells including BIM / Digital Construction and Best Use of Concrete. In addition, we won the Product Innovation award for our pioneering MMC Social Value Calculator. In 2019 we were awarded the title of Offsite Pioneer of the Year for our innovative MMC strategy, The Choice Factory.

Each year, our projects and people are consistently recognised at these awards, which promote outstanding examples of prefabrication and factory-based methods, products and systems. By positively promoting our success we hope to encourage others within the industry to implement offsite construction and habitually consider it as the preferred choice compared with a traditional solution.

Brochures, Publications & Videos

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Our projects using modern methods and offsite

Featured awards

" The functional and efficient design of the modular units provided us with the best outcome for our budget. These extensions have enhanced the teaching provision and enabled us to provide high quality facilities to accommodate increased pupil numbers. Combined with the use of modular construction, the team exceeded our expectations for the quality of the build and practical completion was on programme. The authority will certainly consider specifying offsite manufacturing techniques again for future projects. "
Tim Crabb Project Manager West Sussex County Council

Further information

Elizabeth Cook

DfMA and Offsite Solutions

Kier Strategic Projects

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