In Britain, around 100 new and replacement primary schools are needed every year. The cost to the Exchequer is some £5bn and the scale of the demand exceeds the available capacity in the UK construction industry. As part of a pioneering consortium, the MTC worked with construction industry leads to transform the way primary school projects are designed and constructed.
By standardising the design of the modular frame, the consortium was able to reduce the quantity of material required and refine the process of manufacturing. This in-turn reduced the weight of the modules by over 25% with no compromise on the structural rigidity. With an average sized primary school made up of 62 modules, this frame design brings significant savings to carbon emissions – estimated to be equivalent to over 155,000 miles of car driving or 17 flights from London to Sydney.