House of Lords criticises government’s lack of clarity on modular construction

Houses of Parliament House of Lords London

The government’s lack of clarity on its presumption in favour of modular construction was repeatedly criticised at a House of Lords debate yesterday evening about the Science and Technology Committee’s report, Off-site manufacture for construction: Building for change.

During the two-hour debate, Lords and Baronesses from Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats praised the content of the report and spoke highly of the benefits of modular construction. The speakers echoed the report’s claims that modular could make construction safer, cheaper, quicker and easier as well as more sustainable and more diverse.

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