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Mar City starts on modular flats

21 May 14 House-builder Mar City is claiming that its Colindale development in north London is the first volume application of modular construction for a residential development.

Mar City launched its first modular development in Colindale on 15th May. Featuring 102 apartments, it showcases the company's 'modern method of construction' that has been nearly 10 years in the making.

“This modular method of construction is the culmination of significant R&D within Mar City and allows the building of quality affordable homes for both the private and public sectors to be constructed in a factory environment,” the company said. “In turn this allows the homes to be built up to three times faster than a traditional housebuild, saving time and labour costs whilst producing a build quality at least equal to, if not better than traditional methods, with a high energy efficiency rating and lower environmental footprint.”

It added: “This innovative new concept has taken Mar City almost a decade to develop and whilst modern construction methods have been used in other industries, modular systems have never before been viable in residential house building on a volume scale.  This is believed to be a first for the UK market and our methods are already receiving critical acclaim.”

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