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Who We Are

About Us

QB Technology is a UK-based innovative modular construction company

We use modern methods of construction (MMC) and advanced digital tools to produce highly-engineered light gauge steel volumetric modular building systems off-site.

Our team combines decades of industry experience and is dedicated to meet the highest aspirations for quality, performance and value by bringing together technology, design, and supply chain innovations.

QB Technology
Construction, cubed.

Why Us

Our Values

Today, technology has revolutionised many parts of our lives. At QB Technology, we aim to do the same in the construction world. By combining cutting-edge digital tools with innovative manufacturing solutions, we aim to be a builder of tomorrow, today.

We give our clients greater project oversight by forecasting cost and timelines with greater accuracy
Our team is fully committed to taking ownership and holding ourselves responsible for delivering projects from beginning to end
We aim to make the construction process as uncomplicated as possible for the people we work with

What We Do

Our Services

At QB Technology, we don’t just manufacture

We offer complete, end-to-end commercial and residential building services – from design and manufacture, through delivery and installation, to finishing and handover.

Our Sectors

Our technology can be applied to a range of needs including:

  • Student accommodation
  • Purpose build to rent (BTR)
  • Residential housing
  • Hotels
  • Temporary and permanent living

Your Peace of Mind

Our manufacturing, assembly and on-site processes are tried, tested and trusted. We aim to offer a wide range of assurances and certifications including:

  • Appropriate test certificates as required to satisfy funding
  • Insurance-backed warranties
  • BOPAS The Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme
  • NHBC or similar certification for product and system
  • BS EN ISO 9001 Quality Assurance
  • BS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management



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Ken MacRae
Group CEO

Ken is the group CEO at advanced modular housing solutions provider, QB Technology. He has over 15 years’ experience in the property industry, with previous roles at Northacre PLC and Ktesius. Ken has a passion for the sustainable delivery of affordable housing and has strong experience working with investors, housing associations and local authorities.

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Ian Skates
Chief Financial Officer

Ian is the chief financial officer at advanced modular housing solutions provider, QB Technology. He has over 15 years’ experience in senior finance roles including head of finance, finance director and chief financial officer within construction, education and healthcare.

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Frans Coetzee
Director of

Frans is the director of manufacturing at advanced modular housing solutions provider, QB Technology. He has over 11 years’ of manufacturing management experience including production and manufacturing management, quality management within production, health and safety, Lean and 5S. Prior to joining QB Technology, Frans worked in various roles at McLaren Automotive Ltd.

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Neil Baker
Director – Commercial Lead

Neil Baker is director - commercial lead at advanced modular housing solutions provider, QB Technology. He has over 30 years’ experience in the property industry, both in the residential contracting and development sectors. Prior to joining QB Technology, Neil worked in senior roles at Antler Homes PLC and RW Armstrong & Sons Ltd. Neil is part of the senior leadership team at QB Technology.

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Jim Totton
MMC Consultant

Jim Totton is a MMC consultant at advanced modular housing solutions provider, QB Technology. He has over 20 years’ experience in modular housing. Jim is working with QB Technology to develop the product suite for its housing, apartments, student and hotel offering. Jim has authored many MMC delivery strategies for regional Government agencies and worked for several modular housing providers in establishing their manufacturing facilities. He has also been the design engineer for modular projects in London, Manchester and New York in recent years.

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Lee Hodgett
Technology & Innovation Manager

Lee Hodgett is technology and innovation manager at advanced modular housing solutions provider, QB Technology. He has over 18 years’ experience working with technology systems. In his role at QB Technology, Lee is responsible for the development of the Cube and has a specialty in bringing IT solutions to the manufacturing sector through digital transformation, lean principles and automation to create a modern manufacturing eco system.

The Board

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Chris Tessler
Senior Advisor

Chris ran structured credit sales for a variety of large investment banks, including Nomura, UBS and HypoVereinsbank. Most of his activity involved real estate finance and capital raising.

He then moved to Investec where the main focus was on real estate origination, before running a development finance fund for Aeriance and Aerium, lending to regional housebuilders and developers, as well as financing Aerium’s own principal investments.

He has a good understanding of all aspects of real estate and having been a prominent lender has excellent direct contacts with well-regarded and well established developers across the UK.

His up-to-date knowledge of the property development market now enables him to provide consultancy origination services and is currently acting as an advisor to QB Technology identifying third party developers and a leading real estate fund, helping them build and invest in PRS.

Work With Us

Experience tells us that the earlier we get involved in a project, the greater the benefit of our technology to our clients

The QB Technology Advantage

We are fully BIM-2 compliant. Our processes create buildings that far exceed regulatory requirements, without exceeding budgets
Reduced costs
Due to our efficient construction techniques, supply chain and inventory management, we are more productive and less wasteful. This lowers costs for developers and investors
Quality controlled
Our off-site controlled factory environment ensures the consistent high-quality of our buildings - right down to internal finishes and system testing
Our manufacturing process doesn’t need dry days to meet a project plan. Our factory can operate around the clock to meet tight deadlines, and in parallel with on-site infrastructure work, reducing on-site presence by a remarkable 40%
Our rigorous environmental management systems enable clients to track and trace our materials, ensuring the strictest procurement standards
Our technology gives clients control over the shape and design of their build, meeting 99% of architects’ design intent
Our volumetric cold-formed welded steel system combines strength with incredible accuracy, making it ideal for high-rise buildings and complex facades

Accreditations & Affiliations



The Ayrshire group of companies is the UK's leading supplier of cold rolled steel products to a diverse range of markets and industries, including modular construction. Its lightweight and innovative AyrFrame™ system is the base for QB Technology’s projects.


Join Our Team

At QB Technology our objective is to revolutionise the construction industry and we need good people to reach that goal. We’re rapidly expanding and always looking to recruit experienced, enthusiastic and committed professionals. Our team has decades of industry experience and we’re looking to add more.

View current job openings on our LinkedIn page to find out if we have the right role for you. If a suitable role isn’t currently available but you like what we’re doing and think you can add value, feel free to send your CV to careers@qb.technology.

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Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Responsible To: Director- Commercial Lead

Responsible For: Cost planning and commercial management of QBT’s modular construction projects and programmes

Experience Profile Requirements:
Previously held a position as a Quantity Surveyor/ Trainee Quantity Surveyor with some experience of working within construction sector organisations such as Developers, Professional Consultants and residential scheme Builders & Contractors.
A good understanding of project economics including monitoring subcontract performance against budget and management of monthly costs and value reconciliation.

Preferred Experience:
• Cost control, planning, forecasting and estimation
• Valuations – including value engineering and management
• Experience of JCT Design & Build and/or other contractual procedures
• Cost benefit analysis
• Assisting with writing reports and preparing documents
• Ability to use Cost-X and knowledge/experience of Autodesk BIM 360 or Revit software

Key Skills:
• Strong communication and negotiation skills
• Team worker with good interpersonal, behavioural and collaboration skills
• Organised and methodological with a keen eye for detail
• IT skills and highly proficient with Microsoft software
• Maths skills / numerically & analytically minded
• Ability to remain calm under pressure in meeting priority deadlines

Detailed Responsibilities:
• To actively work with the other team members and the leadership team
• To assist with the preparation and submission of Bid proposals
• Assist with Subcontract and Supplier Procurement
• Assist with review of all contract information, bid programme and documentation.
• Attending and taking minutes from all contract meetings and commercial meetings where appropriate
• Highlight any discrepancies, conflicts, omissions, etc. and ensure quality assurance in completed work.
• Maintain the project risk and opportunities schedule(s).

General Duties:
• To actively work across the organisation with credibility and build trusted professional relationships
• At all times actively lead by example as a representative of the Company ensuring that all working relationships with external customers are consistent and to the highest standards of professionalism
• To promote the strategic goals/aims of the Company when carrying out day to day duties and responsibilities
• To maintain regular contact with Senior Management and, where appropriate, other departments on matters affecting their own areas of responsibility

Essential: Working towards(or holder of) HNC or equivalent qualification
Desirable: Bachelors Degree or equivalent


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Architectural Technician

Reporting to: Design Manager

We are looking for someone who:
• Has an interest in modular design and construction
• Pays attention to detail and is through in checking their work
• Has knowledge of building and construction, and an understanding of modular construction to be able to give technical advice to the team
• Has good thinking and reasoning skills, is able to question design and make suggestions to improve
• Has excellent verbal communication skills, works well as part of a team, but can also work independently
• Has good proficiently in design software packages such as Revit, understanding of other software such as Tekla is a bonus but not a necessity
• Has a good understanding of the building regulations and requirements
• Can work to meet deadlines

On a day to day, you will be
• Preparing technical information using computer aided software which includes
• Reviewing technical information from consultants and subcontractors to ensure information is correctly reflected in fabrication drawings
• Delivering fully coordinated, detailed and compliant fabrication drawings
• Attending design team meeting and closely collaborating with the main consultants
• Reading technical data to ensure compliance with regulations and requirements
• Assisting in the preparation of applications for approval by regulatory bodies
• Assisting in the development of specifications for building work
• Assisting with the production of the O&M manual by providing ‘As Built’ information

Working environment
Office based role with Hybrid working opportunities. Site visit occasionally required to review site progress

Additional requirements
• Experience of working with design and build construction or modular contractors would be helpful
• UK driving licence
• Right to work in the UK


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Sustainability Coordinator

Sustainability manager /coordinator
• To manage the company’s overall sustainability and low carbon accountavility, monitoring and reporting, in the context of current ESG guidance and expectations

In detail:
• Undertaking Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) assessments
• Completing sustainability improvement plans
• Conducting site assessments and producing reports on findings
• Initiating renewable energy assessments
• Advising on the latest low or zero-carbon technologies
• Organising and chairing meetings
• Communicating plans to project teams and senior staff and conducting awareness programmes.
• ISO9001, ISO14001 & Bopas understanding would also be nice as the candidate could keep an eye on our compliance and performance.


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Software Engineer

Who we are:
QBT Management Limited is a UK-based innovative modular construction company.

We use modern methods of construction (MMC) and advanced digital tools to produce highlyengineered light gauge steel volumetric modular building systems off-site.

Our team combines decades of industry experience and is dedicated to meet the highest aspirations for quality, performance, and value by bringing together technology, design, and supply chain innovations.

We offer complete, end-to-end commercial and residential building services – from design and manufacture, through delivery and installation, to finishing and handover.

Key Responsibilities:
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Software Development Engineer looking for a role which will provide access to modern IT infrastructure and a chance to develop their technical skills within the manufacturing industry.
The candidates duties will include project related development with the goal of producing highly automated systems and in house developed software to meet our production and business needs.
The chosen candidate will not only be involved in development of software solutions, but will also support and help maintain the everyday running of the IT department to ensure business continuity in other technology disciplines, reporting to the Senior Systems Engineer.

Desired qualities, skills and knowledge:
• Effective communication skills, able to explain complex issues to non-technical users
• Keen interest in technology
• Good organizational skills and eager to learn
• Good customer awareness, ability to manage customer expectations
• Able to work under pressure and against tight time scales
• Ability to work well in a team environment and individually
• Ambitions and open to new ideas

Required Knowledge / Experience
• Visual Studio 2022
• React, C#, ASP.net Core, Razor Pages, T-SQL, HTML 5, CSS, Bootstrap 5.0 Programming Language
• SQL Server 2016 /2019 Administration
• MS Devops

Knowledge / Experience of some of the following technology preferred, although not required as training will be provided
• Windows Server 2016 - 2022
• Active Directory
• O365 / Exchange / SharePoint administration
• Windows 10 / 11
• MS Teams and Telephony System
• MS Forms \ Flow
• Azure Virtual Environment
• Azure Webapps
• Unifi Network Infrastructure
• Netsuite ERP or equivalent


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QB Technology to deliver Southend project with new funding and new CEO

Advanced modular housing solutions provider QB Technology has secured external funding from The Ingenious Group to develop a project in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Comprising 22 one, two and three bedroom apartments, the development will be created using precision-engineered volumetric modules, with a GDV of over £6m and completion scheduled for summer 2023.

As part of its exciting growth ambitions, QB Technology has also hired Ken MacRae as CEO, bringing a wealth of development experience from previous companies including Northacre plc. In his new role, Ken will be responsible for driving the business forward, with a particular focus on forging relationships with housing associations and local authorities, and working alongside BTR developers, to deliver a better solution for affordable housing and rental projects.

QB Technology provides end-to-end design and build solutions using light gauge steel modules manufactured offsite at its own factory, which can cut conventional build time by 30-50% and reduce material wastage by over 20%.

Operating from a near-30,000 sq ft factory, near Horsham, West Sussex, the company utilises advanced modern methods of construction and cutting edge digital technology including proprietary software platform The Cube. The factory, which can deliver c.400 homes per year at maximum capacity, is run by ex-McLaren Automotive Production Group Leader, Frans Coetzee, who now assumes the position of Director of Manufacturing, reflecting a precision approach to creating homes that draws on best practice from the high end automotive world.

Ken MacRae, group CEO at QB Technology, comments: “Our project in Southend-on-Sea will deliver much-needed new homes on an underutilised site, serving as proof of concept for our technology-driven offsite manufacturing process. Thanks to this, development will be far greener, faster and less disruptive to create than conventional builds, while also delivering an exceptional quality product that will result in lower running costs for homeowners.

“Looking beyond this project, we have our sights set on mid-to-high rise Build to Rent developments where our off-site solutions can provide developers with much faster delivery, and also the affordable housing sector, where there is the opportunity to work with local authorities and housing associations for whom efficiency, quality and speed of delivery are key to meeting ever increasing housing targets.”

QB Technology is highly flexible, operating as a modular supplier, design & build contractor, JV partner and developer, primarily in build to rent, social housing, student housing and hotels. QB Technology is futureproofed and fully BIM-2 compliant, with industry-leading processes that can create high quality, light weight energy efficient buildings that far exceed regulatory requirements.


About QB Technology

QB Technology was established in 2018 as an innovative modular housing solutions company, driven by advanced modern methods of construction, precision manufacturing and cutting edge digital technology. It is UK-owned and based in Horsham, West Sussex.


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