Government hires MMC champion
The government has appointed Mark Farmer as a champion for modern methods of construction (MMC) as part of the government’s drive to make the UK a global leader in housing standards.
Farmer brings 30 years’ experience in construction to the role and will be developing the ‘construction corridor’ in the North to promote wider innovation in the sector.
Furthermore, Farmer will act as an ambassador overseas for the UK’s MMC activities in homebuilding, using international networks and trade opportunities to attract investment into the industry.
Housing Minister Esther McVey MP said: “I want to see modern methods of construction – the new gold standard of building – being used up and down the country to usher in a green housing revolution.
“That’s why it is such fantastic news that Mark Farmer has agreed to be our new MMC Champion – to really drive forward innovation, and to help the government deliver a new generation of green homes.”
Farmer added: “I am delighted to have been asked to carry out this new role.
“This is a really important time for the construction industry and there is an urgent need to rethink how we build homes, delivering better quality, improved safety, carbon reduction and an array of exciting new career opportunities.
“I look forward to working with both industry and government to make sure we now accelerate the uptake of modern methods of construction.”