31 Jan 2020
Last week Rosie Toogood, CEO of L&G Modular Homes, welcomed Esther McVey, the UK’s Housing Minister, to our factory in Leeds.
The largest of its type in Europe, when fully operational our factory will produce up to 3,500 homes a year using cutting-edge technologies. Creating hundreds of jobs for local people, Esther hailed the L&G team and our offering as a step in the right direction towards greener homes for all.
These revolutionary housebuilding techniques, which see homes manufactured in the factory and installed on site, also allow us to deliver homes in a matter of weeks versus traditional methods that take months.
McVey’s visit is the latest step in our Government’s drive to make the North of England the world-leader in the creation of modern homes – creating the ‘Construction Corridor’ that runs from Leeds to Liverpool.
During her visit, McVey also met with many of our apprentices in the ‘L&G Modular Academy’, who are key to our future in delivering these high-quality homes.
What we’re doing at Legal & General Modular Homes is ground reaking. We’ve taken a high-tech engineering approach to developing our product range, designing and manufacturing homes in a truly innovative way that will transform the way homes are built in the UK. As a Group, L&G takes a holistic view on the built environment. We’re delivering economic and social solutions for towns and cities through regional regeneration. We believe Modular Manufacturing is vital to delivering much needed homes, alongside supporting new skilled jobs and productivity growth for the UK.
I want the UK to become the world leader in modular homes within the next 10 years, with safety, quality and choice at its heart. Homes built using modern methods can be of higher quality, greener and built to last. With our emphasis on safety, quality and beauty, the North of England could be the global leader in modern methods of construction.”
This builds on an announcement last year by the Housing Minister that the Government wants to create a centre of excellence in the North for Modern Methods of Construction to help speed-up house building to meet its target of 300,000 new homes being delivered each year by the mid-2020s.