On Tuesday 10th September, Ben Towe (Managing Director, Hadley Group) and Chris Holleron (Group Product Manager - Housing, Hadley Group) attended the Hadley Roundtable debate in London
Sponsored and hosted by Hadley Group; the debate was centred around the topic of: Enablers and barriers to great offsite technology uptake.
The following are just some of the points which were discussed:
How can the offsite manufacturing sector engage more with institutional funders/lenders and businesses that are providing finance to projects that are using offsite manufactured construction technology to remove a potential ‘barrier to finance’ and facilitate greater confidence in the sector?
What changes are needed to the Planning system to remove the barriers to development/deployment of offsite technology and for the pent-up pipeline demand for offsite technology – especially within the residential sector - to be unblocked?
How can the Government assist in removing barriers or bringing forward enablers for the greater uptake of offsite technology?
Is there enough focus on the training/skills requirements of the offsite sector and what can be done to address the demand for new skills and job roles associated with offsite manufacturing and offsite construction?
How important is the role of industry Trade Associations/Industry Bodies in helping to ‘educate’ specifiers/clients in the benefits of offsite manufactured solutions?
Ultimately, the Hadley Roundtable debate was a successful event, where all parties shared great insight and ideas.