The MFS i-Form Solution® shortlisted for Best Construction Project & Best Contractor. Will Curran is a Finalist for Best Apprentice of the Year.

Finalist for Best Construction Contractor of the Year

This category recognises the region’s most outstanding contractors, who have carried out exemplary projects in the commercial, residential, industrial and infrastructure sub-sectors, and who have demonstrated the highest levels of innovation, quality of work, sustainability, health and safety and well-being, training and development of people.

MFS is a small, specialist contractor with a big vision in the form of the MFS i-Form Solution®, our PDfMA approach to MMC:

  • To build smarter, quicker and cheaper for our clients
  • To build more safely, less stressfully & with enhanced wellbeing for our diverse construction teams
  • To build high performance buildings for end users, that are fit for purpose or re-purposing, long-term
  • To build greener and sustainably, with Zero Wase to Landfill, for the planet

Finalist for Best Construction Project – Ampersand Apartments

This category celebrates the most outstanding new projects and teams for their high standard of work, client satisfaction and budget control in a safe and healthy workplace.

Ampersand at a glance:

Location: Kenley in Surrey
Client: PDR Construction Ltd for Haxted Estates
Build Type: Residential High Rise
No of Units: 118 apartments, 4 storeys, over 5 blocks
Status: Completed Project
Build Duration: 31 weeks on site
System: MFS i-Form Solution®
Awards: Finalist for the Constructing Excellence SECBE Offsite Award 2020 & 2021.

Construction Platforms:

  • Xella Silka Elements
  • Structural steel frame
  • Precast concrete floor planks
  • Balconies
  • Stairs & landings

 “We’ve got the best solution and best people to deliver it” Jamie Kelly PDR Construction.

Project Innovations at Ampersand

  • Complete involvement in the design & planning stages to maximise the benefits of the i-Form Solution®. Design warranty supplied and 100% BIM compliant design, with augmented reality soon to become part of our design tool kit
  • In a recent MMC cost analysis exercise a leading UK Developer & Main Contractor and two London QS practices compared the MFS i-Form Solution® with traditional RC frame and confirmed that it is 90%+ offsite, uses 80% less labour, is 20% cheaper and 200% faster, with zero waste to landfill. See supporting documents.
  • An industry First. The integrated PCC cantilever balconies were innovated by our i-Form design team and were installed as the floor planks were being put into place at Ampersand. Saving time and the costs for labour at a later date.
  • All builders work holes and trunking routes were pre-formed. On our Ampersand projects this saved in the region of £85k and an estimated 1,000 man hours in time.
  • The design and manufacturing process can be tailored to work with and around purely modular elements such as bathroom or kitchen ‘pods’ to get the best from offsite solutions
  • Thin joint mortar set and load bearing within 2 hours vs 24hrs for traditional mortar, even at sub-zero temperatures. Our mortar uses only 1/20th of the water required by ordinary mortar.

Will Curran – Finalist for Apprentice of the Year 2021

Will joined MFS in September 2020 having just finished his Level 3 National diploma in ‘Construction & the Built Environment’ with 2 Distinctions and a Merit. He is now learning the ropes in estimating and design with Tom and aims to be hands-on on-site in 2022. Through our mentoring Will is developing his skills and confidence, helping him fulfil his aspirations in construction.

“When I was at college, I knew I wanted to develop my education in construction. I found MFS on LinkedIn. Looking at their website it really interested me, I sent over my CV and was lucky enough to be selected for the apprenticeship. I feel very fortunate to have found MFS during the pandemic as many of my former colleagues at college were unable to find suitable employment. Eventually, I want to become a chartered construction manager. I don’t know what I want to do specifically yet, so I am currently having a few years studying different job roles to find which suits me best. I am currently undertaking my level 4 course in Construction Management at the moment and with support from MFS want to gradually work my way up from there.”

MFS i-Form Solution® Project Portfolio