STELLAR project highlighted in Innovate UK’s festive blog
Back in July, it was announced that the University of Wolverhampton had secured funding to accelerate research into Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and find solutions to the UK housing crisis: funding to accelerate research into Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and find solutions to the UK housing crisis.
Professor Mohammed Arif, Dr David Heesom, Professor Jack Goulding, Dr Amit Kaushik, Dr Mandeep Saini, and Dr Mohammad Qasim Rana from the University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment are working alongside local Black Country manufacturer, Totally Modular, who is leading on the project after securing a project worth £2m from UK Research and Innovation UK (UKRI).
STELLAR, the consortium of academic, technical, industry and end user stakeholders which includes Citizen Housing, TDS, Spacious Place and Jali, will explore the potential of producing a common steel framing platform without the need to start from first engineering principles when designs change.
In their recent festive blog, highlighting a number of projects which have received funding this year, Innovate UK wrote:
Home for Christmas
The STELLAR project is providing social housing developers the tools and business models they need to provide affordable homes across the UK in line with demand.
Much like Father Christmas distributing presents across the country on Christmas Eve, STELLAR will be developing a way to deliver modular homes from a central manufacturing ‘hub’ to local SME-operated spoke factories, ensuring everyone has an affordable and high-quality roof over their heads.
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