Offsite is dead? Long live MMC!

Offsite is dead? Long live MMC!

There is now a lot of talk around terminology for the industry – out is the term ‘offsite’, and in is ‘MMC’. This has been highlighted in the recent publication of the MMC Definition Framework.

Developed by a specialist sub-group of the MHCLG MMC cross industry working group, this is a seven category definition framework that enables ‘a full and future proofed range of Modern Methods of Construction’ used in home building to be better understood with regularised terminology.  One objective of this is to enable confidence building in the industry which in turn will encourage investment.

Will MMC play an instrumental role in increasing supply of homes? The Government is more committed than ever to investing in the industry. Continued support is essential to realise the potential of MMC and ensure opportunities are achieved. Support of start-ups and SMEs is crucial, as is a focus on upskilling talent.

Jim Roach, Managing Director of ARV Solutions states: “As the leading recruiters in offsite (sorry, I meant MMC!) we have seen a hugely increasing demand for teams of talent from start-ups, and with continued investment support and education, opportunities for growth are now real and vast.”

We have seen the high profile start-ups, with many more under the radar currently, coming in with major investments, committed clients and well-developed offerings. Further investment, and commitment from client organisations of all kinds is key to continue to drive innovation and ensure the MMC evolution can be realised, but it’s never been more likely. The industry is very much alive and about to really grow!

It is important to us at ARV Solutions to add real value to everything we do. As specialists for construction, manufacturing, sales and technical recruitment, offering permanent, contract, interim and executive solutions. We offer additional services including, project recruiting, benchmarking salaries, succession planning, interviewer skills training, competency based interview questions helping you develop your workforce and grow your business email or call us on 01179592008.

If you would like expert advice on your career call today to speak to our expert team, in confidence on 0117 959 2008.

This article featured in the May/June 2019 edition of Offsite Magazine


As construction specialists, we understand the industry’s unique regulatory requirements and the complexities of keeping workers safe. Our consultants can advise on all aspects of compliance, from CDM regulations to IR35 changes.

Temporary to Permanent

Try before you buy! Convert our interim, fixed term, or contract staff to permanent hires, and pay only a pro-rata fee. With temp to perm, you can assess candidates on the job, simplify hiring, and improve cultural fit and retention.

Project- Based Hiring

Our experts can quickly source skilled contractors to meet your project timelines and goals. With short notice periods and various payment models, including CIS and limited company options, we offer the flexibility and agility you need.

Single Worker Appointments

When you need the right person fast, we offer contract, fixed term, and interim options. Fixed-term appointments are ideal for maternity cover or ad-hoc needs. Our interim staffing delivers the senior expertise you need to drive change.