Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

Building Better Healthcare, Faster

What are Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)?

The term Modern Methods of Construction describes the employment of innovative practices to rapidly create high quality buildings, utilising a range of off-site manufacturing and on-site techniques to provide alternatives to traditional construction. MMC techniques offer a rapid construction solution compared to traditional building methods.

The UK Government has been increasingly encouraging and incentivising the use of Modern Methods of Construction for building projects across the public sector.

As an MMC construction company, our unique approach to MMC incorporates strategic supply chain partnerships to provide a wide range of MMC types for different needs that include:

  • Traditional volumetric modular buildings
  • System-build wall panels
  • Light gauge steel frame (LGSF)
  • Passivhaus timber frame modular building
  • Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs)
Modern Methods of Construction from Health Spaces

MMC Construction: Flexible Solutions

Different projects have different priorities, and by being an MMC construction company we can offer flexible solutions – we are not restricted to one system in any particular production facility, enabling us to provide the best solution in the time you need it.

True to our turnkey methodology, Health Spaces can work with your Estates and Clinical teams to provide an end-to-end service, including:

  • Design & Specification
  • Manufacturing
  • Groundworks
  • Interior Fit-Out
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical & Service Connections
What is Modern Methods of Construction? | Health Spaces is a MMC Construction Company for the NHS

The Benefits of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

Maximising off-site construction through MMC has a number of financial and practical benefits for the NHS that include:

  • Minimising disruption to live hospital sites
  • 95% less waste than traditional build
  • Rapid delivery to meet urgent clinical requirements
  • Cost effective
  • Repeatable economies of scale
  • Reduced carbon footprint
We are an MMC Construction Company providing rapid healthcare construction services for the NHS

MMC Case Studies

Our recent work with Leicester General Hospital has employed Modern Methods of Construction. Due to the location of the hospital’s extension and the urgency of the build, we needed to provide a rapid solution which ensured for minimal disruption to patient flow and site operations. As an MMC construction company, we were able to build our modular units off-site, delivering to the hospital 95% complete. This was followed by a short installation process on site. Read more…

“The minimal disruption to our day to day operations that this Modern Method of Construction (MMC) offers is a serious advantage over traditional building techniques, and our colleagues in Radiology are very much looking forward to the new facility being operational in a matter of weeks.” Oliver Needham, Capital Project Manager, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

Currently we are working with East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust to deliver a modular healthcare build for an extension to Conquest Hospital. This again will employ MMC practices to ensure for a rapid build, with the modules arriving 95% complete, and a reduced disruption to patient and staff flow. Installation will be one day. Read more…