Cygnum Are Ready to Tackle the Housing Crisis

A growing skills shortage in the construction sector is reinforcing the need to adopt offsite construction and manufacturing to deliver speed, scale, and quality housing.

At Cygnum we are ready to tackle the housing crises with increased efficiency, reliability, all the while minimising the waste of materials on site.


Due to continued growth, we currently have some fantastic career opportunities to join our award-winning team!

Technical Manager/Structural Engineer
Assistant Site Manager
Automation CNC/CAD Technician
Fitter/ Maintenance Technician

For more information see our Careers  Page

Build Better with Category 2b MMC

Building better, tried and tested large format Category 2b MMC, improved quality, build more efficiently and at scale, reduce long-term costs, increase resident and customer satisfaction, reduce CO2 emissions


Cygnum Building Offsite are delighted to announce the multi award winning Gold Smith Street, Norwich has won the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize.  

The social housing development of 105 ultra-low-energy homes for Norwich City Council, is the first social housing scheme to be shortlisted and win the coveted Stirling Prize. The 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize judges, chaired by Julia Barfield, praised Goldsmith Street “as a modest masterpiece. It is high-quality architecture in its purest most environmentally and socially-conscious form.

Cygnum Managing Director John Desmond stated…. “We are immensely proud of the major role Cygnum Building Offsite played in this project. We designed, manufactured and installed the highly insulated timber frame structures to a tight program and exceptionally high-performance standards. Our team were outstanding! Well done to Mikhail Riches and all involved”

RIBA President Alan Jones added: “Faced with a global climate emergency, the worst housing crisis for generations and crippling local authority cuts, Goldsmith Street is a beacon of hope. It is commended not just as a transformative social housing scheme and eco-development, but a pioneering exemplar for other local authorities to follow.”

Timber Frame Installation at Goldsmith Street

Rapid Build Social Housing Development

Installation of a large factory insulated panel on one of our terraced houses for a new hashtag social housing development. Noting the size of the frame, this completely encloses the front of the house with one panel thus allowing for both precision and speed.