Digital housebuilder Modulous appoints new CTO and design director

by Liam Turner
Chris Hartiss, design director, Modulous; Correy Voo, CTO, Modulous

Digital housebuilder Modulous has appointed both a new chief technology officer (CTO) and design director.

The British start-up, which has developed a platform to enable high-speed design and delivery of affordable housing globally, has appointed Correy Voo to lead its Technology division and Chris Hartiss as its Design lead.

Voo, who formerly served as CTO for UBS, has been tasked with building up Modulous’ software platform. 

Modulous says Hartiss – who formerly served as head of Design for Canary Wharf Group – will help streamline its design processes “to deliver high-quality, energy-efficient homes, at scale and pace, without compromising on architectural integrity”.

Modulous uses big data to inform developers what they can build on a site with specific information about how long it will take and what it will cost.

It links to a curated supply chain that delivers the modular buildings ready for assembly (from Modulous’s own kit of parts), using just-in-time logistics to minimise contractors’ costs.

Modulous is an asset-light business that owns no factories, instead utilising its global supply chain and investment in logistics to enable it to become “more scalable and more responsive to the cyclical nature of housebuilding”.

It recently received £5m of investment from three venture capital firms and claims to have a project pipeline worth £250m.

Image: Chris Hartiss, design director, Modulous; Correy Voo, CTO, Modulous. Credit: Modulous


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