Oswestry-based Elements Europe displayed their Room pod system, at the Telford Construction Centre recently. Room pod is a volumetric modular solution developed for residential commercial projects such as care homes, hotels and student accommodation.
Telford Construction Centre is a subsidiary of Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology and courses include BTEC Diplomas in construction, bricklaying and carpentry. Students at the centre were given the chance to see firsthand the benefits of modular construction for the built environment.
Joanne Green, Team Leader of the Telford Construction Centre commented that “prior to seeing Room pod many were questioning the benefits of switching from traditional to modern methods. But now that has changed.”
Elements Europe transported Room pod to the centre for an open day as part of College Week. The demonstration proved to be an ‘eye opener’ for students and staff, particularly from the electrical sector.
“This was a very useful exercise. There was a lot of scepticism from not just students, but staff as well before they visited the Elements Europe exhibition.” Joanne Green went on to say that “they all went away buzzing about the benefits of the Room pod solution, particularly in terms of the sustainability benefits of the system.”
Other visitors to the Room pod Roadshow included representatives from Wrekin Housing Trust – Shropshire’s largest landlords.
Wayne Morgan, Managing Director of Elements Europe, is very keen to build on the existing relationship with the Telford Construction Centre. Wayne commented that as offsite construction continues to grow and meet UK construction needs, it is crucial for future construction workers to learn about both traditional and modern methods of construction to ensure a suitably skilled labour resource for the future.