Mark Fletcher, associate in the commercial litigation team, says "we could soon see the return of prefabrication to the UK on a scale not seen since the end of the Second World War."

The announcement by First Base that it is progressing its plans to incorporate a modular construction facility into the regeneration scheme at Silvertown is another bold example of a developer looking to take advantage of the opportunities presented by modular construction.

Is prefabrication set to make big return to the UK? is available on the Property Week website.

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