We’re taking a closer look at each of our winning collaborations and learning more about their plans for the prize money. In this blog we learn all about Offsite Hub…
Offsite Hub is a new consortium of firms involved in offsite construction providing leading edge technology in the industry. It was formed following the UK Government’s release of its 2025 Construction Strategy identifying offsite construction as a vehicle for delivering improvement targets for the construction sector.
Comprising nine companies, Offsite Hub’s goal is to promote improved market awareness, address emerging skills challenges and to foster a collective approach to ongoing research and development in the use of timber construction technology.
We spoke to Calum Murray, chairman of Offsite Hub, on the win: “Together with a number of public sector partners (such as Napier University and SDI), we are aiming to realise the full potential of Scottish Offsite Modern Methods of Construction by improving the working environment in the construction industry, reducing waste from that sector, and significantly improving the performance of buildings in terms of construction, comfort and long-term running costs.
“Support in translating ideas into practical action will be hugely useful for us and we plan to utilise this support from Scottish Enterprise. For instance, in approaching UK wide institutions with the right message as a group, the assistance will be essential. We are exploring other possible uses for the funding and support, including a ‘learning journey’ being proposed for Sweden next year and representation at a conference on offsite construction in Salford next year.”
The member businesses in Offsite Hub are:
- CCG Off-Site Manufacturing, Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire
- Alexanders’ Timber Design, Troon
- Carbon Dynamic CLDB Ltd, Invergordon
- MAKAR Ltd, Inverness
- Oregon Timber Frame Ltd, Selkirk
- Robertson Group, Stirling
- Scotframe Timber Engineering Ltd, Inverurie
- Stewart Milne Group, Aberdeen