Legal & General begins construction on modular homes scheme in the UK

WCN Editorial Team 11 Mar 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Legal & General Modular Homes has acquired and commenced construction work on a major modular homes scheme in Lockleaze, Bristol.

Being developed together with Bristol City Council, the new development is claimed to have some of the most energy efficient homes in the country and all the homes will achieve an energy performance certificate (EPC) standard A.

he project will include 185 new homes, comprising two- to four- bedroom houses, one- and two-bedroom apartments to be built at Bonnington Walk.

Legal & General stated that half of these modular homes are planned to be delivered as affordable housing and are expected to become part of Bristol City Council’s affordable housing stock.

Once the land is prepared, the modular homes are expected to be assembled onsite within eight weeks of time.

Upon completion of the site clearance work, which has already started, the formation of the new access roads will be commenced along with the construction of roads and sewers.

Legal & General noted that the show homes at the site are planned to be completed and available to look around as early as this summer.

Legal & General Modular Homes CEO Rosie Toogood 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.”

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Rendering of the major modular homes scheme in Bristol, UK. (Credit: Legal & General Group Plc.)

 

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