Legal & General leads modular revolution with Silva Homes deal in Bracknell
14 Dec 2018
Legal & General Modular Homes (Legal & General) announces that, having signing an agreement with external client Silva Homes, it has delivered its first precision-engineered modular homes to Legal & General Homes’ newest development Buckler’s Park in Crowthorne, near Bracknell.
The delivery of these homes is a significant milestone for both Legal & General Modular Homes and the construction industry as a whole, marking the first time a modular home has been manufactured from our unique pulse assembly line. Legal & General’s revolutionary approach enables it to build homes in a much shorter timeframe and has the potential to overhaul the construction industry. This modern method of construction presents an impactful solution to the housing crisis in the UK.
Legal & General and Silva Homes have collaborated throughout the design and manufacturing process to deliver the modular homes to site. The new homes will form part of the affordable element of the scheme. They are Legal & General’s “Malden” range, designed as a four person home and provide 820 sq ft of space, 2 bedrooms, an upstairs bathroom, kitchen, living room/diner and a downstairs toilet.
These homes have been delivered to Crowthorne, a village near Bracknell, from Legal & General Modular Homes’ 550,000 sq ft factory in Selby near Leeds. Before arriving on site, all homes were fitted with kitchens, bathrooms, electrics, plumbing and internal decoration all complete before arriving to site. This ground breaking approach means that the homes are designed and manufactured to a high level of quality using state of the art methods, materials and a trained workforce. Therefore at site level, the homes only required cladding, roofing and minimal internal works from our specialist team.
Rosie Toogood, CEO of Legal & General Modular Homes, commented: “This is a fantastic milestone for the business, one which our team have worked hard to achieve. Our journey to revolutionise the UK’s construction industry is now well underway.
“Our expectation is that Silva Homes’ progressive approach will help demonstrate the quality, comfort and value provided by our Modular solution, paving the way for others to follow. We are really pleased with what we have achieved so far by bringing the best of the best from a range of industries; design consulting, automotive, aerospace and construction together to develop a fantastic product range and the capability to manufacture thousands of beautiful homes every year. We have pioneered a new way forward for the housing sector.”
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Modular housing manufacturing is a revolution for UK construction and will play a significant role in transforming the housing industry... We hope our progressive thinking and pioneering approach will similarly lift the barriers to change in the housing industry and encourage other players to follow, playing a pivotal role in tackling the UK housing shortage for good.
Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive of Legal & General