Landlord and developer Thirteen has announced that it has started work on its modular housing development at Newholm Court, Hartlepool.
The 31 modular homes are being manufactured offsite in a controlled factory environment by ilke Homes in Knaresborough, Yorkshire.
The modular homes will be transported to the Hartlepool site where they will then be completed.
Commenting on the development, Sharon Thomas, Thirteen’s director of strategic partnerships, said: “At Thirteen we are committed to providing high-quality homes for our customers to live in.
“The fantastic scheme at Newholm Court has brought additional investment and jobs to Hartlepool and will provide the town with much-needed homes.
“The modular houses will make an important contribution to meeting the housing needs within the borough and will help showcase the quality of factory-built homes to both prospective residents and members of the public.”
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“Much-needed affordable housing”
Louise Buckton, new-build director at ENGIE, commented: “These new homes will be a fantastic addition to Hartlepool, and as the project progresses, we look forward to working closely with our partners to provide new opportunities for local families and to support the regeneration of the area.”
Matthew Bench, executive director of partnerships at ilke Homes, added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Thirteen and ENGIE to deliver much-needed affordable housing to Hartlepool.
“Modular manufacturing represents the perfect solution for forward-thinking housing associations, helping them to quickly deliver high-quality, energy-efficient affordable homes.”
The scheme at Newholm Court will include 31 modular homes comprising a mix of two- and three-bed properties.
They are expected to be available from March 2021.
Main image: Neil Hurst, Clerk of Works, Thirteen; and Simon Roberts, ENGIE, on the site of the Newholm Court modular homes development
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