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Modular construction firm M-AR enters partnership with key structural supplier

Written by on 24/06/2022

High growth Hull modular construction firm M-AR has entered into a partnership with one of its key specialist suppliers.

Closer ties with Shropshire-based TDSG have been forged, improving efficiency and communication between them.

The structural engineering and steel detailing services provider brings 3D design to the business, and has worked with M-AR for several years across several larg-escale projects.

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They will now work together on the national project pipeline, rather than as two separate entities.

Ryan Geldard, operations director at M-AR said: “We pride ourselves on building relationships and that includes our supply chain partners as well as clients. And in the current challenging climate where reliable service supply cannot be taken for granted, our partnership with TDSG has been vital and we’ve definitely seen the value of working with the team as a consultant as well as a pure service supplier, allowing us to navigate any issues before they arise.

“Working with TDSG is a natural fit for us as we have the same ethos – both being unafraid to challenge industry norms and drive innovation. I’m proud of our open and collaborative culture at M-AR and I think our partnership with TDSG is testament to this in action.”

They describe the sharing of information freely as benefiting both parties as M-AR can give TDSG advance notice of its requirements for pipeline projects and TDSG in turn can flag up any potential issues before they arise, allowing time to resolve them or for an alternative solution to be found before a build programme gets underway.

TDSG chief executive Daniel Leech, left, and M-AR operations director Ryan Geldard.
TDSG chief executive Daniel Leech, left, and M-AR operations director Ryan Geldard.

“This level of communication ensures M-AR has constant and reliable information before a project goes to manufacture,” Mr Geldard said.

Primarily operating in the housing and education sectors, Freightliner Road-based M-AR is currently delivering several high-profile schemes, including the first ever purpose-built accommodation building for national homeless charity Centrepoint, three affordable housing developments for Bromley Council and a large school extension for a secondary school in Newham.

The team at TDSG is now on hand to advise and evaluate, via pre and post project reviews – acting as a trusted resource for M-AR to continually improve and innovate.

It is described as helping the Hull Live Large Business of the Year winner to keep projects moving at a fast pace, while ensuring quality, meeting the client’s brief, budget and timescale.

Daniel Leech, chief executive of Telford-based TDSG, said: “It’s fair to say that Ryan and I hit it off from the moment we first spoke. We had been following each other’s businesses for some time on social media so to get the opportunity to work together and deliver projects demonstrates the power of having the right online presence.

“The construction industry is a tough place to operate. After 30y years of business at TDSG, Ryan and his team at M-AR have shown us the value in having a client that values what we bring to the table, treats us as an equal and really pushes his team to adopt the type of culture that allows us to thrive rather than survive.

“We share a dedication to investing into the digital asset and the front end, early engagement, and having as many stakeholders as possible contribute to ensuring that with the right information and data, the building of the physical asset can be lean, accurate and efficient. We are really looking forward to growing our business alongside M-AR for the foreseeable future.”

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