This research was carried out to consider the effect that increased uptake of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in home building could have on the workforce requirements for delivering new homes in England as the Government looks to deliver on its Housing Ambition.
The analysis shows that increased uptake of MMC can influence future workforce requirements and help to mitigate some of the occupational demand pressure.
If the ambition of 300,000 homes was met by home building using current construction methods, it would require an additional 195,000 workers by 2025.
However, increased use of MMC could reduce this to around 158,000 additional workers.
The report also highlights that the home building sector looks set to face a series of challenges: