Section: Building & Regeneration

Premier Modular awarded £7.5m modular housing contract for new apartments for homeless people

Posted 21.07.20
Premier Modular: Further reading

Buckinghamshire Council has awarded a £7.5 million contract to Premier Modular for the offsite construction of 58 apartments, which will provide facilities for homeless people and their families in urgent need of housing.

The project is a partnership between principal contractor Premier and Claritas Group to deliver best value for the client and a highly sustainable scheme, which will be completed in a much shorter timescale than with traditional build.

The one-bedroom apartments will be fully fitted out offsite at Premier's factory and will arrive on site late autumn, complete with shower rooms and kitchens pre-installed.

The homes will be constructed around a central courtyard, which will provide a valuable amenity space for residents. A housing management office, offices for the relocated British Red Cross, and laundry will be located on the ground floor.

The energy-efficient 'fabric first approach' to the development's construction will increase the level of insulation, reduce heat loss and air infiltration and will use roof-mounted solar panels to generate electricity.


Pathfinder scheme delivers new 'off the shelf' homes

Posted 21.07.20
North Lanarkshire Council: Further reading

North Lanarkshire Council has purchased over 100 'off the shelf' new build homes directly from house builders as part of its Development Pathfinder scheme.

By introducing this cost-effective approach to providing new affordable homes, the Council aims to drive forward its plans to deliver 5,000 new build homes by 2035.

Due to the initial success of this scheme, the Council is calling on more developers to be part of future plans for area. It is currently looking for proposals for four towns: Motherwell (including Ravenscraig), Bellshill, Airdrie and Coatbridge.

Tony Mallaghan, Housing Development Manager said: "Our experience of working with developers has been really positive. We're keen to build on this and are encouraging more house builders to be part of our new build plans. Development Pathfinder will continue to be in addition to our traditional design and build method and supplements our future plans for affordable new homes".


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