Groundbreaking partnership delivers first modular homes at Northstowe

A joint venture between the Government’s housing agency, Homes England, one of the world’s biggest housebuilders, Sekisui House, and award-winning property developer Urban Splash has delivered the first modular homes at the new town of Northstowe.

Each Town House home has been created by House by Urban Splash, a company backed by a £90m deal between the government’s housing agency, Urban Splash, and Japan based Sekisui House.

The Town House homes are the first of 406 MMC homes which will form the new community of Inholm on Homes England land at Northstowe.

The arrival of the homes marks a significant milestone for the agency’s 2019 joint venture with Sekisui House and House by Urban Splash, and further cements its commitment to MMC housing.

Housing Minister Christopher Pincher MP said: “Building the homes the country needs is a priority for the government and this development, using modern methods of construction, will not only accelerate this work but deliver better quality and more energy efficient homes too.

“These homes showcase the most promising housebuilding innovations around today and will provide a blueprint for the years to come.”

Chris Shaw, delivery director for House by Urban Splash explained: “We really are pleased to bring our first homes to Inholm. Each of these Town House homes has been created to the highest quality standards in our factory; we then carefully transport each floor – known as a module – to site via road, before craning it into place.

“We’ve been pioneering this concept for a few years now, delivering homes in this way to customers in Manchester, Birmingham, North Shields and Salford.

“It’s great to extend that offering and bring the first modular homes to this new neighbourhood. We cannot wait to see customers move in here and for this new community to flourish as a great place to live, work and play.”