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Modular Solutions to Housing

09 December 2020 at 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM / South West England / England / Online

09 December 2020 at 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM
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RTPI South West | [email protected]

This webinar is brought to you by RTPI South West as part of the RTPI Online event Series

Modular homes were very popular back in the 1950s and 60s and are now making their comeback as methods of construction have improved.  In essence a modular home is designed at the planning phase and consist of multiple sections, or modules, that can be manufactured elsewhere and then delivered and assembled on the site of the build. Assembly of the many sections involves slotting them into place and joining together to make a complete building (Source: Planning Portal).

Benefits of this form of building include speed of build (30% quicker), less complaints form noise, more environmentally friendly, generally unaffected by weather in building delays, less risk of construction related accidents and cost saving. However they also have their limitations with design, layout and materials used (Source: pbctoday)

This webinar invites 3 speakers to give their experiences of modern methods of construction with a focus on modular homes. 


  • Delivering affordable homes – a modular solution?
    Emily Christie, Head of Planning at ilke Homes

  • The planning issues arising from modern methods of construction including the challenges of design for health and wellbeing plus meeting the climate and sustainability agenda.
    Mark Southgate, CEO of MOBIE

  • “Zedpods” - A review of Bristol Housing Festival and how this fits into their Innovate UK project ‘Enabling Housing for Inclusive Growth’. Also a look at how this links to Mark Farmer and Mike De’Ath’s recent report on Build Homes, Build Jobs, Build Innovation.
    Jez Sweetland, Property Director.


Please book your place following the online booking prompts below. You will then be sent information on how to join the webinar a week before the event.

The webinar platform that we use is GoTo Webinar. You may want to check with your IT department whether you are able to access this. Otherwise you may want to prepare to join using a personal device. The webinar platform is suitable for smartphones/tablets if that is an option for you.   

Images credit:
Zedpods Ltd 
Fab House designed by George Clarke and TDO architecture exclusively for Smith’s Dock