Warrington-based Your Housing Group is to build its first modular housing development, signalling the start of using modern methods of construction to help meet the growing demand for quality, affordable homes.
The development on Rockfield Road in Anfield, Liverpool, will be known as Rockfield Mews and will consist of seven two-bedroom homes for affordable rent.
It has been designed by Your Housing Group in conjunction with modular housing specialist ilke Homes and will be constructed by Engie.
Homes will be built offsite
The homes will be built offsite in ilke’s factory and then transported to the site and positioned using cranes. This method of offsite fabrication allows for reduced construction programme time and less disturbance to the local community. It also reduces construction waste on site.
Engie is responsible for the preparation of the site infrastructure, foundations and associated external works. The development is due for completion in Autumn 2020.
Brian Cronin, group chief executive of Your Housing Group, said: “This new development is another step forward in the incredible regeneration of Anfield, and a new beginning for Your Housing Group in delivering homes using modular construction methods.
“The modular homes will enable us to deliver quality homes in less time and drive efficiencies.”
Anfield Village is one component of the wider comprehensive Anfield Regeneration Project with investment estimated to be in the region of £260m, which could lead to the creation of 700 jobs and 600 new and 600 refurbished properties, as well as a High Street with new retail, leisure and community facilities, and an enhanced environment.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “The regeneration of Anfield is one of the great success stories of the past decade – with thousands of lives transformed by a commitment to providing quality housing.
“It’s been delivered thanks to a fantastic public-private sector partnership that has worked very closely with the community to create a healthier environment in which to live, work and visit.
“I’m delighted Your Housing Group have now begun this new phase of building affordable, quality modular built homes.
“The Anfield approach is very much at the heart of our economic strategy for the next decade, as we aim to give thousands more families across the city, and their children, a better home and start in life.”
The development is being partly funded by Homes England, which recently commissioned its own research study into modern methods of construction to drive innovation in the construction industry.
Gabrielle Berring, director of loans at Homes England, said: “We are really pleased that Your Housing is making its first move into modular housing with Homes England’s support at this exciting development in Liverpool.
“It’s also good news that the modular homes are being built by ilke Homes, in which Homes England made a strategic investment as part of our commitment to accelerating the use of modern methods of construction.”