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Project 5 – Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Equipment Rooms

The second of the Physical Asset demonstrator projects, managed by Transport for London (TfL), working with Mavin as the key supplier. This is one of three TfL demonstrator projects within TIES Living Lab.

The aim of this project is to promote a new generic template for modular Equipment Rooms which are built off site, reducing future infrastructure investment time, cost and risk.

A newly developed modular equipment room is being built on a test site before undertaking an in-depth analysis as to how the modular building may be rolled out more broadly on the network for future equipment room projects.

Project Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the potential for improved efficiency (both in the design and construction phases) by using modular and off-site construction over traditional building methods
  • Demonstrate the potential to reduce future costs of designing and installing new equipment rooms by using modular and off-site construction
  • Demonstrate the potential to reduce health and safety risks on future equipment room builds by using modular and off-site construction
  • Demonstrate the potential to reduce all sort of disruptions usually created by traditional construction works (e.g. noise levels) by using modular and off-site construction
  • Demonstrate the potential to reduce environmental impact, if modular and off-site construction is used on future equipment room projects