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Top 10 MMC construction projects to work on in 2021

As modern methods of construction (MMC) become increasingly popular for clients, architects and contractors looking for faster ways to deliver projects, MMC is only going to become more popular, and companies able to work in this sector should gain advantage over those that can’t.

With this in mind we’ve analysed our data and identified the top ten projects (by total project value) featuring an MMC element starting on-site in 2021, to help illustrate the size of the opportunity.

We can show you every project in the U.K. where MMC is featured - with all the relevant decision maker contact details of course - just request a free demo and we’ll be in touch to arrange a convenient time to show you.

1. £165 million, The Soho Wharf, Birmingham 

The £165 million Soho Wharf development (Project ID: 15255483) will deliver a mixture of 650 one and two bedroom apartments along with an additional 106 two and three bedroom townhouses on the 12 acre site located between Edgbaston and the Jewellery Quarter. Additional commercial space, a children’s playground, community allotments, and pergolas also form part of the scheme. Galliard Homes are the main contractor and work is due to start on-site in March.

Top 10 MMC construction projects


2. £41 million, Hospital Acute Receiving Centre, Greater Manchester 

BAM is due to start on the £41 million Hospital Acute Receiving Centre (Project ID: 19145581) at Salford Royal Hospital next week. The six-storey scheme comprises construction of a new acute receiving centre featuring 72 new in-patient beds, five new theatres and other new facilities including treatment rooms and X-ray areas, and a helipad.

Top 10 MMC construction projects


3. £21.7 million, Rivermead Industrial Estate Redevelopment, Chelmsford 

The £21.7 million, Rivermead Industrial Estate redevelopment on a former industrial estate in Chelmsford (Project ID: 18106693) will provide student accommodation and offices to serve the Anglian Ruskin University campus. Split over two island sites, the scheme will deliver accommodation for 315 students on the North Island. The South Island will provide 100,000 sq. ft of serviced office space. The development has been designed to achieve a BREEAM Very Good rating and is due to start on-site in May this year.

Top 10 MMC construction projects


4. £17.07 million, Royal Albert Dock Theatre, London 

The £17.07 million specially designed 360-degree 1,150-seat rotating theatre (Project ID: 19386358) will be built on land in Keying Way, north of Royal Albert Dock and will host the UK premiere of a record-breaking Dutch musical; Soldier of Orange. The theatre, which has been designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating, will be open for five years and is due to start construction in September.

Top 10 MMC construction projects


5. £16.6 million Sea Mills Children’s Centre, Bristol 

The £16.6 million Sea Mills Children’s Centre scheme (Project ID: 15234406) comprises provision of a modular unit building on a vacant area of the site to provide temporary facilities as part of the relocation of the Sea Mills Children’s Centre from its local accommodation to the Sea Mills Primary School site. Work is due to start on-site in March with Kier appointed as the main contractor.

6. £15.9 million, Down High School, Downpatrick, Co Down

The £15.9 million Down High School scheme in Downpatrick, Co Down (Project ID: 09204612) comprises the construction of a new school to replace the existing Down High post primary school in Downpatrick with accommodation and facilities including; a wide range of departmental teaching facilities, sports Hall and PE facilities, school meals accommodation, main, staff and pupil entrances, school support and administration. The project is due to start on-site in October.

7. £13.5 million, Argyle Works Residential Development, Walsall

The £13.5 million, Argyle Works Residential Development in Walsall (Project ID: 17442506) will create a total of 236 one and two bed apartments on the site of an old leather factory building. Total Homes and Developments are the main contractors and work is due to start on-site this month.

Top 10 MMC construction projects


8. £13.5 million, Orchard Hill Special Free School, West Drayton 

The £13.5 million, Orchard Hill Special Free School project in West Drayton (Project ID: 19279824) is due to start on-site in March with Laing O’Rourke as the main contractor. The scheme comprises demolition of the existing school and redevelopment of the site to provide a new school with associated car parking, multi use games area and all weather pitches and associated works including natural ventilation.

Top 10 MMC construction projects


9. £12.5 million, Hillingdon Hospital Extension, London 

The £12.5 million Hillingdon Hospital Extension scheme (Project ID: 20073486) comprises construction of a new 90-bed three-storey ward building and the provision of 117 replacement car parking spaces, involving the demolition of the existing paediatric building and relocation of the existing waste compound and its associated parking. Western Build is the main contractor and work is due to start in May.

10. £12.3 million, Colegrave Primary School Expansion, Newham, London 

The £12.3 million Colegrave Primary School Expansion in Newham (Project ID: 20308155) scheme comprises expansion of Colegrave Primary School to increase the school's capacity from 3 to 4 forms of entry. Removal of 3 existing temporary buildings, refurbishment to parts of the existing school, relocation of the main entrance and 12 new classrooms and associated staff facilities within a new 2 storey extension. Work is due to start on-site in March this year.

Top 10 MMC construction projects


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