Modular Construction Scheme Proposed For Leeds
The largest modular council housing development in the UK has been proposed in Leeds, and is currently waiting for approval from planning authorities.
United Living is the principal contractor working with Leeds City Council on the scheme, which will see 28 new homes being constructed in just under nine months if it goes ahead. The developer noted that the usual project time for a development of this size is 24 months, so you can see how much quicker modular construction could be.
The new homes will be manufactured at an off-site location in East Yorkshire, where roofing, brickwork cladding and finishing exterior touches to the frames will be added before the properties are transported to the city and erected on site.
Leeds Meynell in Holbeck is the proposed location for the homes, which will comprise 14 apartments, as well as ten two-bedroom homes and four three-bedroom homes.
Business development director (North) for United Living Helen Francis said the scheme could act as a “trailblazer” that others could follow.
“Without compromising on quality, the speed of delivery will really set this project aside,” she stated.
Managing director for Premier Modular, who will be manufacturing the homes, Eugenio De Sa said that the company is excited to be involved in this project and to “showcase how using offsite construction can reduce programme schedules, as well as the quality of construction that can be achieved”.
If approved, this scheme will keep momentum going in the Leeds construction sector, which is experiencing its biggest boom since 2007, the Deloitte Crane Survey recently revealed.
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