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Modscape to double output of pre-fab buildings

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Pre-fabricated home manufacturer Modscape plans to double output with a new factory which began construction this week at Essendon Fields in Melbourne.

The project includes a purpose built 20,000 square metre manufacturing facility for Modscape which has designed and constructed over 500 projects in residential, health and aged care, education, infrastructure, retail, hospitality, sports and the community sector singe its founding in 2006.

The company will continue to operate from an office, display suite and factory at Brooklyn, Victoria (main picture) until the new factory is completed in 2024.

Modscape’s relocation will allow the company to significantly increase its current manufacturing capacity of prefabricated building modules – which are 90 percent complete in the factory before being transported to the building site for installation.

By moving the bulk of the construction process into a controlled and undercover factory environment, the company provides an efficient and sustainable alternative to traditional building methods for commercial and residential projects.

The new facility includes a 120-metre long roboticised production line for building elements.

Modscape CEO Jan Gyrn said: “The move will enable Modscape to triple its current manufacturing capacity and produce up to 2,000 modules per year.

“The new state of the art facility will be one of the largest offsite manufacturing facilities for modular construction in Australia, with close to 40,000 sqm of total space.”

Modscape boasts its company is design led, cost controlled, delivered on time but totally flexible in outcome.

“At Modscape, we believe in the power of offsite construction to drive efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance sustainability.”

The Essendon Fields facility is situated adjacent to Melbourne’s freeway network, facilitating road delivery anywhere in Australia.

Pictures: Modscape

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