Modular Wins in Wolverhampton

13th June, 2018

Extraspace Solutions recently delivered four offsite manufactured homes for Wolverhampton Homes in conjunction with City of Wolverhampton Council, creating a robust and easy to maintain, fast track installation and fit-out.

Wolverhampton Homes manages and look after more than 23,000 homes on behalf of the City of Wolverhampton Council. Extraspace Solutions was awarded the contract to design and build four semi-detached affordable housing units on a green site on Cannock Road in Wolverhampton,won through a competitive tendering process.

Working collaboratively with the Wolverhampton Homes team, Extraspace Solutions designed the housing units and brought all of the benefits into the design associated with offsite manufacturing techniques to enable the delivery of a fast track construction programme. The site is on a busy main road leading in and out of Wolverhampton with a school nearby, taking heavy traffic daily andfootball traffic on the weekends. The development of a reduced project timeframe with a smooth and fast installation process was vital to ensure minimum disruption in and around Cannock Road.

Extraspace Solutions took the scheme from concept design stage and developed a house design with Wolverhampton Homes in line with their expectations and specifications with regards to adopting these units into a large property portfolio that had to be maintained with ease. Extraspace Solutions also lead the planning process and worked closely with the client team and the Planning Authority to produce the scheme design that would be acceptable and approved. This took into account all aspects of the site including tree removal, speciesprotection, utility applications and connections and roadway alterations to allow for driveway parking.

The house design included a traditional pitched and tiled roof which was constructed in a modular format offsite. The roof units were lifted into place with 90% completed in one working day on site.

The finish externally included red brick as selected by the planning authority and client along with a blend of Cedral weatherboard to the rear and front of the housing units with a PVC window system and composite entrance door completing the external finish.

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