About Us

There are numerous blockers currently to modern methods of construction – many around the unknown risks, how to interrogate new data to make solid decisions and build new business cases. At the moment the solution is to instruct a consultant to advise on the best options. Construction professionals then address viability and look to procure – an expensive, long process.

CMM is the result of a previous piece of research conducted with Bristol City Council to understand what resources might make the widescale adoption of MMC solutions more feasible. In April 2020, a consortium of partners led by YTKO and including Bristol City Council, Bristol Housing Festival , BRE, and 9 leading modular housing companies were awarded an Innovate UK grant for their project, Enabling Housing Innovation for Inclusive Growth. This is an 18-month programme working with multiple partners towards the delivery of a major Research, Development and Innovation (R,D&I) in the use of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

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Residence building for staff made from shipping container , white sandwich panel wall and gable roof

Using traditional methods, it has not been possible to provide enough homes to tackle the housing crisis. One of the main aims of this project was to deliver a digital toolbox suitable for local authorities to overcome this issue and to help improve the speed of housing delivery across the country.

This has led to the creation of the toolkit from CMM, designed specifically for and importantly with local authorities to provide an outcome-led procurement solution.

CMM is key to the acceleration of modern methods of construction by enabling local authorities to optioneer and identify the most suitable products for sites through a robust and quality assured database.

The CMM Team

Phil Stott

Phil Stott

Head of Construction & Sustainability

Phil is the lead for the Enabling Housing Innovation for Inclusive Growth project as well as Constructing Modern Methods. He has worked in the construction sector for over ten years, working closely with the Government, industry supply chains and innovators.

Toby Howkins

Toby Howkins

Project Director

Toby manages our programmes in Bristol and across the West of England. Having worked with a wide range of start-up and SMEs, he has a wealth of experience in supporting businesses from a range of sectors.

Lisa Saunders

Lisa Saunders

Project Manager

Lisa is responsible for YTKO’s construction related projects across the South West of England. With nearly 10 years’ experience within the construction sector, Lisa has gained a plethora of knowledge within all levels of the supply chain.

Nicole Stock

Nicole Stock

Marketing and Event Coordinator

Nicole is the marketing coordinator on the Enabling Housing Innovation For Inclusive Growth Project and Constructing Modern Methods. Nicole has a strong background in marketing communications and community engagement.

Julia Holczman

Julia Holczman

Business Engagement Coordinator

With her experience in Business Development and recently acquired Media Communications degree, Julia engages with businesses in need of support and assists with marketing and maintaining professional relationships with partners.

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