• Location: City Hall, London
  • Date: 01/05/2019
  • Time: 09:00 - 17:00


Offsite or precision manufacturing has the potential to become an important method for the delivery of affordable homes. It can reduce the time and environmental impact of housebuilding as well as offering great advances in design and quality and transforming the construction workforce. These possibilities have created a lot of excitement about the potential.

However, only a few projects have actually delivered successful, precision manufactured homes (PMH). As a result, there is a lot of noise but little certainty about the efficacy of different products, business models, procurement processes and design approaches. What is right, and in what circumstances?

The industry is at a crossroads and, without clarity, it could take the wrong turn: one big mistake, procuring the wrong system for the wrong scheme, could set PMH back 20 years – especially if it significantly undermines already-fragile public trust in non-traditional products.
Modmatch aims to provide that clarity, enabling you to meet the leaders in policymaking, manufacture, procurement, design and delivery; to understand the myths, learn the lessons and discover the true potential for PMH.

BLP's Samantha Ferneley will be attending this event where she'll hear from:

  • The Government (MHCLG) on guidance on building regulations, insurance, funding gaps and supporting progressive procurement.
  • The Mayor of London (deputy mayor James Murray) on galvanising the London boroughs, identifying sites, design guidance and funding.
  • London Councils (Mark Baigent) on a PMH procurement programme, the cross-council collaboration and business model underpinning it.
  • Case studies of actual PMH delivery, covering small sites and schemes for several thousand homes, self-delivery and public sector-procured, dense inner city and more suburban examples.
  • Face to face meetings helping councils and landowners understand the products available and in what circumstances they are suitable; and giving manufacturers a direct route to market.


London’s Living Room,
City Hall,
110 The Queen's Walk,
London SE1 2AA.

Next steps

To find out more about the event and to book your place, contact Jake Westhead, or call 0207 978 6840.

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