TopHat secures planning permission for factory-built apartments in Kent

blocks of modular apartments

TopHat has received planning permission to build 3 four-storey blocks of modular apartments at Kitchener Barracks in Kent

Medway Council has given TopHat the go-ahead to build 3 four-storey blocks of modular apartments, which will comprise 96 one and two-bedroom homes.

32 of the apartments will be affordable and all 96 will be precision-engineered along high-tech production lines at its factory in South Derbyshire. By manufacturing them offsite, TopHat is able to cut delivery times by half.

First-ever factory-built apartments

They are the first-ever factory-built apartments by the company as part of its move to supply alternative residential assets for investors.

They are being rolled out across three phases, with over 100 already delivered.

blocks of modular apartments

‘Milestone at Kitchener Barracks’


Andrew Shepherd, managing director at TopHat, comments: “This latest milestone at Kitchener Barracks will see us begin the delivery of our first apartments. These new apartments demonstrate the solid growth of our business as we continue to diversify our product range to help our clients.

“Kitchener Barracks has been a huge focus of ours for the last few years and we’re extremely proud to be delivering these new, sustainable homes.”

This third phase sees a further 183 homes and includes repurposing the early 20th century barracks to deliver 68 apartments plus 19 two and four-bedroom houses.

Work is expected to start on site in the new year.


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