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Premier Modular gains BOPAS accreditation following residential expansion

by Liam Turner
Premier Modular's Desborough Road development

Premier Modular has achieved BOPAS accreditation for its modular living solutions, following its recent expansion into the residential sector.

The offsite specialist has been awarded full BOPAS (Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme) accreditation for design, manufacturing, and construction.

BOPAS serves as the industry benchmark to give funders, principal mortgage lenders, valuers, and purchasers the confidence that homes built using offsite construction will have a life of at least 60 years.

The accreditation also demonstrates the integrity of the offsite system, consistent delivery, and long-term performance to specification.

A rigorous assessment was carried out by BOPAS, which audited all aspects of Premier’s operations, including quality control systems, health and safety, and project management.

BOPAS was established by the industry body Buildoffsite, BLP Insurance, the RICS and Lloyd’s Register.

BOPAS’ Jeff Maxted, who is also a director of BLP Technical Services (UK), said: “It is fantastic to see Premier’s expansion into the residential sector, building on their vast experience in other areas.

“BOPAS is an independent, standards-led benchmark for modular housing, providing long-term assurance to lenders and valuers that homes built using non-traditional methods of construction offer longevity and reliability.”

‘Immensely proud’

Commenting on the accreditation, Dan Allison, director of Premier Modular, said: “We are immensely proud to receive this industry accreditation which reinforces our expansion into the residential sector.

“BOPAS provides our local authority and developer clients as well as funders and mortgage lenders with complete reassurance of best practice and that our modular apartment solutions meet or exceed the required standards.

“We have ambitious plans to bring innovation and sustainability to the UK housing market.

“We already have a number of residential projects on site and nearing completion and are receiving a high level of enquiries for new schemes.

“We anticipate the demand for offsite construction will continue to increase to help address the housing crisis and the drive for net zero.”

Allison added: “The residential sector is facing considerable challenges – from the shortage of skilled labour to the need for increased productivity and improved quality in housebuilding to meet the rising demand for new homes.

“By moving the construction of new apartment schemes offsite and into a more controllable factory environment, we can produce energy-efficient homes with less impact on the environment, to reduced programmes, and significantly enhanced quality.”

Premier Modular has five factories at its production centre in East Yorkshire, with the capacity to produce 100,000 square metres of living space per year.

The firm specialises in the offsite construction of affordable, sustainable and fast-track apartments, studios and multi-occupancy buildings for social housing, build-to-rent, schemes to address homelessness, hotels, and student accommodation.

Image: Premier Modular’s Desborough Road development

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