As market specialists and recruitment experts we love to be involved with and embrace smart construction methods.

Modular builds are a Modern Method of Construction (MMC) that are able to reduce the carbon footprint of traditional construction and have improved sustainability. Modular units are manufactured in a factory-controlled environment using sustainable materials and precision engineering reduces both waste and lead time.

There is currently a modular project underway, building a new McDonald’s which is right on our office doorstep. After a successful recruitment placement by ARV, the offsite construction company involved invited two of our employees to spend a day on-site to watch the modular process step-by-step. It was a great learning opportunity, and we got some great content for an article and video that will be published soon!

Until then, we thought we’d look back and share one of our favourite local projects.


Hope Rise

Jim and Rob in front of Hope Rise development sign Side view of Rob in front of Hope Rise development site

ZED PODS Ltd are contractors that specialise in the design and build of offsite construction and zero-carbon modular. In 2020, ZED PODS worked in collaboration with Bristol City Council, Bristol Housing Festival, and YMCA Bristol. Together they created an affordable and energy-positive social rent housing development in Bristol called ‘Hope Rise’.

‘Hope Rise’ comprises of eleven environmentally friendly CLT homes built on a steel frame above an existing car park, which creates solutions for land, revenue, and sustainability issues, but most importantly the social housing crisis in the UK. Opening their doors to residents in 2021, the one and two-bedroomed apartments offer clean, comfortable, and safe living quarters for young people at risk of homelessness. This housing complex was the only one of its kind in the UK and is 100% socially rented, and as a community building development, it could be the future of social housing.

As market specialists and recruitment experts we love to be involved with the embrace of smart construction methods. It’s great to witness both our client’s and candidate’s successes on projects, especially when they are creating solutions for national and global issues. Above you can see our Managing Director Jim and Associate Director Rob on site.

Everyone at ARV Solutions is so impressed with the award-winning housing development and we are proud to have been a part of the recruitment process. Selecting the person with the right skills for the job is paramount to pulling off such a great construction project. Well done to all involved!


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