On Thursday (6th February) our team welcomed managers from the Orbital South Colleges to our Sugden Way site in Barking hoping to inspire the next generation of construction apprentices.
At the end of January we installed the modules which will make up 13 new homes in Barking in just six working days.
Business development managers from the college group visited Sugden Way to preview the new modular instillation and gain an in-depth understanding of how modern methods of construction (MMC) are manufactured, delivered and installed.
East Surrey College and John Ruskin College, both within the OSC group, are a major provider of construction apprenticeships in the South East.
Both colleges are looking to introduce two new apprenticeship standards within their current construction courses, to include modular construction, by offering a course in Construction Assembly and Installation.
Daniel Newcombe, our Safety, Health Environment and Quality Manager, said: “Hearing of both colleges’ new plans to introduce these additional courses as apprenticeships is really exciting for the industry.
“It’s incredibly important to support the colleges within the surrounding areas that are looking to introduce MMC within their courses by helping them develop these standards.
“Last week was also National Apprenticeship Week and we’re delighted that Rollalong has been able to play a part by helping these colleges consider offering apprenticeships in Construction Assembly and Installation.”
Once completed, Sugden way will house two developments of spacious, energy-efficient homes in a four-storey apartment block that will hold 13 individual apartments.
These modular developments will assist in combatting the shortage of housing within the borough by approximately halving the time of traditional construction methods.
Rollalong will manufacture a total of 64 modules for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham designed to create low-energy, high-quality modular homes in environmentally friendly controlled conditions from our Dorset-based manufacturing and head office site.