Legal & General receives approval for modular housing project in UK

WCN Editorial Team 4 May 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Legal & General Modular Homes has secured planning approval to develop a 154-unit residential project, using modular construction, in Selby, North Yorkshire.

To be located on an eight-acre site on Portholme Road, the project will include 76 one- and two-bedroom apartments, alongside 78 two- and three-bedroom homes.

The project, which will be developed on the site of the former Selby civic centre, includes up to 30% affordable housing.

The site’s masterplan in Selby features a mix of contemporary terraced houses and low-rise apartments, with easy access to public transport and direct connections to Leeds and York.

Legal & General Modular Homes said that all homes have been designed to achieve EPC Standard A, currently only achieved by about 1% of new homes.

According to Legal & General Modular Homes, the Selby project is the first scheme, where the company will deliver an overall development proposition from buying land, developing the product, securing planning approval.

The project will create up to 130 jobs across the supply chain and will see Legal & General Modular Homes hire an additional 50 people to support the scheme.

Legal & General Modular Homes CEO Rosie Toogood said: “Using modular construction, Legal & General will be able to deliver high-quality homes at a much faster rate than through traditional construction. In a post-Covid-19 crisis environment, the speed of delivery will be more important than ever before.

“Our journey to revolutionise the UK’s construction industry is well underway, and planning consent at Portholme Road, Selby is testament to this. This scheme, along with our proposals at Bonnington Walk in Bristol, will showcase the benefits of modular construction.

“Achieving planning permission for this Selby scheme is a fantastic milestone for the business, and a major achievement for the team, particularly set against the current backdrop.”

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The 154-unit residential project will be developed on the site of the former Selby civic centre. (Credit: Legal & General Group Plc)

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