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Committee talks to construction industry groups about off-site manufacture

15 May 2018

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee continues to take evidence for its inquiry investigating off-site manufacture for construction. The Committee hears from Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, Co-Chair of the Construction Leadership Council and former CEO of Crossrail as well as representatives from construction industry bodies.

Purpose of session

The witnesses give their views on how business models in the construction industry need to change for off-site manufacture to become more widely used and what actions are needed from the Government, through the Construction Leadership Council, and from the construction sector itself to help increase the use of off-site manufacture.


Tuesday 15 May in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 3.25pm

  • Suzannah Nichol MBE, Chief Executive, Build UK
  • Simon Rawlinson, Construction Industry Council (CIC)
  • Dr Diana Montgomery, Chief Executive, Construction Products Association

At 4.25pm

  • Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, Co-Chair Construction Leadership Council, Former CEO of Crossrail

Possible questions

Questions likely to be covered in the sessions include:

  • Why is there no wider uptake of off-site manufacture for construction?
  • What types of skills are needed to facilitate a move to off-site manufacture? How do these differ from traditional construction skills?
  • How can companies in the construction sector be encouraged to collaborate and work together to facilitate the wider use of off-site manufacture?

Further information

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