Modular construction

Modular solutions are ideal for fast tracked projects where onsite construction time is limited. These solutions are quick to install, flexible, and economic making them ideal for pop up offices, temporary accommodation and emergency accommodation.

Modular construction projects have different requirements to traditional construction projects such as short timescales and limited space, but no matter how large or small the challenge, the JCJ Construction team has the expertise and skills to deliver the right solutions.

To discuss a modular project please get in touch with the team through our online enquiry form or alternatively call 01273 857886.

Marston Court, Ealing

The first of its kind, Marston Court, has been created in partnership with Ealing Council and is an innovative response to housing supply problems in the borough. It is a 34-apartment development created using a kit of moveable and re-usable parts, based around re- purposed shipping containers, offering a sustainable, robust, affordable and flexible solution to short-term accommodation.

The need for immediate accommodation across England is growing with nearly 15,000 households in the last quarter of 2016 considered homeless and more than 75,000 households last year in temporary accommodation, up 10% from the previous year.

In London, the situation is particularly acute with 53,370 households homeless and 2293 in Ealing alone.

Emergency accommodation in Ealing has become critical, with a steady decline in the availability of suitable options, Ealing Council has found it increasingly difficult to provide in- borough temporary accommodation. The opening of Marston Court will improve this.

Marston Court is a joint development by QED Sustainable Urban Developments and social housing repairs and maintenance provider Mears Group. CargoTek, a specialist supplier of sustainable and flexible spaces, provided the modular accommodation. JCJ Construction were appointed as the principal contractor for the project.

The Marston Court development on Bordars Walk, Ealing, is located on a previously disused brownfield site that attracted fly tipping and anti-social activity. The development, which brings vacant land back into productivity through interim use, will help those in immediate need of emergency accommodation, including young families and low-income individuals.

The development, which will home up to 72 individuals, comprises four pavilions with 34 secure, ready to move in fully furnished apartments, a management office, laundry and refuse storage. The site is built to secured by design principles and landscaped with open outside spaces and a play area.

There is an acute shortage of suitable housing and far too many people ending up in situations which can lead to them becoming homeless. That is why I have been working to significantly reform England’s homelessness legislation through the Homelessness Reduction Bill.

This Government is committed to helping families and the most vulnerable when they become homeless and with temporary emergency accommodation in such short supply interim schemes such as Marston Court in Ealing are providing a much needed lifeline for many.

Marston Court is a ground-breaking development to provide temporary accommodation for homeless people.
Bob Blackman MP, Sponsor of the Homelessness Reduction Bill | April 2017

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