Related insights: House Builders

Can MMC be both a regional and a national success?

14 Dec 2021
The UK is built on pockets of emerging industry; jobs are created, house prices increase, the local economy grows. This in turn encourages talent to relocate and new opportunities to arise in an area, and so growth and investment becomes possible. The discussion around Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) is still evolving, particularly in the context of logistics and infrastructure across different regions – but could MMC be a catalyst for this kind of growth and change?

Construction 2021: a year in review

09 Dec 2021
Simon Rowland, Partner and Head of Construction and Engineering and Michelle Essen, Managing Associate at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, take a look at the events of 2021 and the potential challenges and opportunities that the sector could be presented in 2022.

MMC can be scalable and profitable whilst delivering social value

01 Dec 2021
Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) is badged as the sector's opportunity to cultivate a more sustainable future - both financially, with faster capital release and the driving down of costs, and environmentally, supporting the race to carbon-free living. However, significant barriers to creating viable, scalable, and tangible growth projects still remain.

Construction and the Scottish Elections

23 Apr 2021
The Scottish electorate is going to the polls again, to elect Members to the Scottish Parliament. As part of our re:build Britain series, we have reviewed the manifestos published by each of these political parties, and picked out some of the highlights on what they propose in respect of some key construction issues – namely green energy, infrastructure, and housebuilding.

Supporting housing delivery through new planning powers

14 Apr 2021
Against the backdrop of the pandemic, the government created a new use Class E 'commercial, business and service' category from 1 September 2020, to make it easier for high street premises to change use without the need for a planning application. The aim was to facilitate a wider range of commercial, retail and leisure uses commonly found in town centres adapting to changing circumstances and respond to the needs of their local communities.