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BCM helps bring innovative new modular home product to the housing market

  • Posted on 13th July 2017
  • Category: Case study

Patrick Parsons Manchester office, BCM, were involved in the production of an innovative new modular home product – ‘LaunchPod’ – which officially launched today.

South West London housing provider, RHP, were one of the first housing associations to consider MMC driven building factory constructed homes with the ‘LaunchPod’, and the prototype of the 26sqm one bedroom apartment is the first home to be made in Legal and General’s £65m purpose built factory in Leeds.

These homes will enable more people to have the opportunity of owning their own property and assists in combating the housing crisis and industry skills shortage.

With a reputation of designing highly efficient and cost-effective M&E services, BCM were selected to work on this prestigious and ground-breaking project by RHP. The company’s advanced skills in BIM and use of dynamic simulations enabled easy to understand option appraisals considering technical, commercial and energy efficiency.

Live data will be available at the end of July via an online dashboard, for the whole design team to fully assess the suitability and energy effectiveness of the prototype for future use.

RHP have already identified a number of sites in which they can deliver these LaunchPod homes and are currently working up full planning applications.