A hotel in the Shetlands which was destroyed in a fire last week was built in a factory out of modules formed from polyurethene insulation and chipboard, documents show.

It ended up looking like this:

The 106-bed hotel was built from structural insulated panels (SIPS), which were built into furnished rooms in a factory in Northern Ireland, shipped to the Shetlands and assembed onsite in a matter of days. Construction method said to have been "a first for a hotel of this size".
Investigations underway, but important the modular industry looks on and learns any lessons that come out of it. As we scale up the use of offsite construction for residential, it's crucial that it's done safely.
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