Chapman Taylor and CIMC collaborate on modular residential format

Chapman Taylor and CIMC collaborate on a pioneering modular residential format for the UK market.

Pioneering modular residential format designed by Chapman Taylor in collaboration with CIMC | BTR News
Pioneering modular residential format designed by Chapman Taylor in collaboration with CIMC.

Global architects and masterplanners – Chapman Taylor – have developed an innovative, high quality modular residential format for the UK market – in collaboration with CIMC, a leading global off-site manufacturer.

Using volumetric, off-site technology, Chapman Taylor has designed multifamily apartment layouts for CIMC’s patented modular system, which is capable of quickly and flexibly delivering one, two and three bedroom apartments for medium to high-rise developments, in accordance with market demand – and ideal for Build to Rent developments. Chapman Taylor’s Interiors team worked closely with CIMC to create the concept design and full specification for the homes, which fully meet National Space Standards.

Alongside the many benefits of using off-site technology – such as waste, cost and quality – this product will deliver higher-quality finishes when compared with traditional construction. This is thanks to the precision manufacturing processes undertaken off-site – which also delivers attractive commercial savings.

The off-site method of construction can help reduce material waste by between 50% and 90% – compared to traditional construction methods, and the high quality of finishing can lead to much better energy performance, airtightness and long-term resilience, among other sustainability benefits. It’s anticipated that carbon reduction will be realised through the consolidation of assembly processes all occurring within a single factory location, as opposed to demanding various materials and suppliers delivering individual components through more traditional vehicular methods on our roads.

CIMC recently obtained BOPAS (Build-Offsite Property Assurance Scheme) certification, which allows a New Homes Warranty to be obtained through BLP Insurance. Certified for medium to high rise developments, this accreditation provides developers, funders, and operators with the peace of mind that developments built using this residential template can obtain new homes guarantees underwritten by a major insurer.

The achievement of BOPAS certification illustrates the joint commitment of Chapman Taylor and CIMC to providing a high-quality and sustainable multifamily living solution that will help to tackle the UK’s housing shortage while providing enjoyable places to live across the country.

Founded in 2004, CIMC has grown into the largest provider of both modular buildings and modular building systems in the world. The company has demonstrated that its innovative design and patented building technology can alleviate traditional build constraints and result in shorter build times. CIMC has delivered over 70 successful projects worldwide – equating to over 45,000 rooms.