Adding Volume to Volumetric

14th October, 2021

With plans to build up to 3,000 modular homes a year by 2024, L&G Modular Homes is finally expanding its housing offer after several years of product and system development at its Yorkshire base.

L&G Modular Homes have partnered with Town & Country Housing to acquire a site in Broadstairs, Thanet, Kent, for the development of 153 modular homes. Working alongside Town & Country Housing, the scheme, located on Poorhole lane, which will be funded by Homes England, will deliver 153 affordable homes for shared ownership and social rent. A range of two, three and four bedroom houses will be offered through Town & Country Housing’s trading brand, Love Living Homes. All homes have been designed to achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ‘A’ rating.

As well as bringing much needed new, high-quality, affordable homes to the area, the scheme will see improvements made to the local area, including the creation of a woodland walk and the planting of 8,500 trees. With the importance of quality housing having been emphasised over the last year, modular construction is offering an impactful solution, supporting UK jobs and helping to meet government objectives to build more affordable, carbon-friendly housing.  

“In a post-pandemic environment, the importance of delivering affordable, carbon-friendly homes, set within green open spaces and at the heart of a well-connected local community has moved to the top of the agenda,” says Rosie Toogood, CEO, Legal & General Modular Homes. “Through modular construction, Legal & General is able to deliver all of this and in half the time of traditional methods. With our delivery pipeline now for 670 homes, the business is making great steps forward. Our latest scheme in Broadstairs, along with our schemes in Selby, Bristol and North Horsham will really showcase the part modular can play in helping the UK to build back better.”

Colin Lissenden, Development Director at Town & Country Housing, added: “We are delighted to have secured grant funding from Homes England which has really helped to bring our joint vision to reality. We here at Town & Country are committed to making a positive impact on communities by providing more affordable and sustainable homes. That’s why we’re pleased to be working alongside Legal & General on the upcoming modular construction scheme in Broadstairs. Modular homes are an exciting approach to the UK's housebuilding market, that delivers a fast, efficient, sustainable, and affordable options to local communities.” 

Home seekers can now view show homes at the Portholme scheme in Selby, to see what the modular homes provide. Here, 102 homes have been developed in partnership with Selby District Council, that exceed nationally described space standards and have also been carefully designed to achieve Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ‘A’ rating – currently only attained by around 1% of new homes. A combination of photovoltaic cells and high-quality build standards will bring significant energy savings for residents of the new homes. Materials are sustainably sourced and the sensitive landscaping at Portholme also adds to biodiversity.

The Portholme scheme includes up to 30% affordable housing and will showcase how innovation in the industry can bring a step change to UK residential development, whilst delivering a sought-after place to live for a wide range of buyers. The aim is to enhance the urban fabric of Selby and create a thriving new neighbourhood in the heart of this historic market town.

“Having seen these new homes being developed and built in our factory just up the road by local employees,” says Rosie Toogood. “It’s great to see them in place and becoming part of a community. The show homes look fantastic and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to see the high-quality sustainable homes that we have created.” The Selby scheme is set for completion by the end of 2021, and first residents are looking to be welcomed into their new homes this autumn.  

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