Japanese modular builder heavyweight, Sekisui House has partnered with new UK modular builder, House by Urban Splash, property developer, Urban Splash and the UK Government and to deliver a new modular home (homes) community.
The UK modular homes are the first of 406 MMC (modern methods of construction) homes which will form the new community of Inholm on Homes England land at Northstowe.
The development is underwritten by a £90m government deal between the government’s housing agency, Urban Splash and Sekisui House.
Housing Minister Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP said: “Building the homes the country needs is a priority for the government and this development, using modern methods of construction, will not only accelerate this work but deliver better quality and more energy efficient homes too.
Chris Shaw, delivery director for House by Urban Splash explained: “We really are pleased to bring our first homes to Inholm. Each of these modular Town House homes has been created to the highest quality standards in our factory; we then carefully transport each floor – known as a module – to site via road, before craning it into place.
“It’s great to extend that offering and bring the first modular homes to this new neighbourhood. We cannot wait to see customers move in here and for this new community to flourish as a great place to live, work and play.”
Inholm is one of a number of sites that will form part of Homes England’s 1,500 home research study into modern methods of construction (MMC) to drive innovation in the construction industry.
The study will test the performance of different types of MMC to provide long-term, in-depth and verifiable data so that informed decisions about emerging construction technologies can be made.
Manufactured at the House by Urban Splash factory in Alfreton in the East Midlands, the Town House UK modular homes at Inholm use approximately 67% less energy to build compared to an equivalent traditional built project and contain energy-saving features including high-quality insulation, super energy-efficient windows and LED lighting, a hot water cylinder with an integrated airforce heat pump and clean, emission-free.electric heating.
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