Legal & General Modular Homes is to hire an extra 350 people, more than doubling its existing workforce, as it starts a major modular development in Bristol.
The business is to build 185 new homes, comprising two- to four-bedroom houses and one- to two-bedroom apartments for Bristol City Council at Bonnington Walk in Lockleaze, Bristol.
The homes, which will achieve an energy performance certificate (EPC) standard A will feature air source heat pumps, photovoltaic cells and will be assembled on site within eight weeks.
Legal & General said demand for its modular homes, built at its factory in Sherburn-in-Elmet in Yorkshire, is growing.
Rosie Toogood, CEO of Legal & General Modular Homes said: "Acquiring and beginning construction on Lockleaze is an exciting milestone for the business as we see our modular homes becoming part of communities across the UK. The modular construction sector is transforming the way homes are built and addressing the housing shortage.
"This forms part of our purpose of investing society's capital for society's benefit. The housing crisis is a human crisis and only more important as part of the UK's post-pandemic recovery, and as people become more aware of the link between their health and wellbeing, and their homes and supporting communities."