As we’ve seen in the past, modular buildings have become an enormous success, especially in industries such as education and hospitality. These businesses could be said to have grown due to the economic, environmental and financial benefits of modular buildings. Here are some of the top industries that have gained considerable advantages from the use of modular construction. Are these modular buildings the future of growth for these industries and more?




With the educational sector, their main aim is to provide an optimum learning environment for all students. Therefore, many educational facilities choose to invest in modular buildings. Due to the speed of construction, they can reduce the amount of disruption to the educational environment, as well as reducing traffic on the site. All these factors make the campus or school grounds a much safer and quieter place.


The cost saving can also be a crucial factor for many schools, universities or colleges, due to being underfunded or having restricted funds.  By using modular buildings, education systems can increase their growth without so much impact on their funds and space or suffer much disruption, allowing them to invest in their student’s future.




Government and Utilities


Governments often have restricted funds and need to be very careful with budgeting in general. With modular construction, they can significantly reduce the costs of space and keep spending down.


Utility facilities can also take great advantage of modular buildings. Facilities such as water pumping stations and electricity substations mostly use modular buildings, as they have no need for overly intricate or decorated buildings. Traditionally built buildings for these industries often don’t provide a quality solution which is cost effective, while looking appealing on the outside.  By using modular buildings, governmental bodies and utility services can continue to grow and perform their jobs with minimal stress, disruption and cost.





Industrial solutions can be sometimes difficult, as many sites are kept away from big cities, making it very expensive for vehicles to travel long distances, on poor quality roads. Construction fuels economic growth, yet with sustainability becoming an ever more important factor, modular buildings offer a solution to the demands of this sector.


Apart from preparation, modules are brought to the site and installed. The flexibility and semi-permanent nature of the units allow adaption to situations where a competitive edge is important and they also have less impact on the environment, an important financial consideration now. They can also reduce pollution and land costs by using modular units.






Retail is one of the most competitive industries and is often under intense pressure to maintain profits. Construction time needs to be quick for a higher return on investment, which makes modular buildings the ideal solution.


The retail industry also changes extremely quickly and trends are always popping up. Modular buildings allow for quick adaptation to market demands and trends. Many major retail brands love the customisable features as it makes it much easier to create a design which reflects a strong brand.


Health Services


Health services are vital to the economy, and allowing this industry to thrive and grow as much as possible is one of the most important points, not just in the UK, but worldwide. They are committed to reducing wait time and overcrowding, and the only way they can do this is to expand.


Health services usually suffer from limited funding problems, which means modular buildings could be the obvious choice. They provide flexibility which can cater to patients, allowing nurses and doctors to carry out their jobs efficiently. Many pop-up clinics are also using modular buildings due to their easy constructed, movability, and flexibility.




At Excel Modular, we are proud to be involved in industries growing and allowing them to strive for a building solution which is financially friendlier, environmentally sustainable, adaptable and flexible. If you would like to know any more information about modular buildings and how we can help, please get in touch.