Modular Housing Project becomes a reality

Modular Housing Project becomes a reality

PLANS to transform a derelict and unsightly patch of land in Manton into a modern and visionary development of 120 new Council-owned houses, flats and bungalows have taken another positive step forward.

Bassetlaw District Council plans to build its very first modular homes on the site of the ‘Old Allotments’ off Radford Street and has appointed Faithful+Gould as the scheme’s project and commercial managers and principal designer of the ground-breaking development.

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, will work closely with the Council and the modular home manufacturer to ensure that the development meets the needs of the local community and provides the right mix of housing and apartments.

The 120-home Radford Street development is the first modular residential scheme for the authority and forms a key part of its vision to increase its housing stock and encourage growth and investment in the local economy that will enable more people to live and work in the area.

Councillor Steve Scotthorne, Cabinet Member for Housing at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “This project will deliver a modern, innovative and energy efficient housing scheme that improves neighbourhoods, supports local jobs and continues the Council’s ambition to increase the amount of Council Housing in our District.

“When we initially consulted residents about the project, the overwhelming response was a request to build more Council Housing. We are now delivering on this promise.

“We are delighted to appoint Faithful+Gould who will manage and accelerate the development, adding their expert insight and knowledge into the design and delivery of the project.”

Construction work on the Radford Street development is expected to start in the spring of 2021, with an anticipated completion of spring 2022.

Andrew Prickett, Director and Head of Residential for Faithful+Gould, said: “The modular approach will help us deliver the Radford Street development quicker, more cost effectively, and crucially, at a consistent and high quality. By combining Faithful+Gould’s knowledge of the modular housing sector with our exceptional approach to delivery, we can help the Council deliver on its vision, and the UK reach its target of 300,000 new homes each year.”

Faithful+Gould was appointed to the scheme via direct award through Lot 1 of the Pagabo Framework and has selected a local design team of Nottingham SMEs including Lungfish Architects, Dice Consultancy and BEC Consultancy. Drawing on local, small business expertise is a key part of Faithful+Gould’s social value policy and the Pagabo Framework’s commitment to drive social value in every project.

Faithful+Gould’s appointment further supports its position on modern methods of construction in response to the UK housing crisis, including leading Homes England’s MMC housing pilot scheme, covering seven sites and in excess of 1,500 new homes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, December 22, 2020