Green light for 40 energy efficient modular homes in Peacehaven

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Stonewater and Boutique Modern have been given the go-ahead to deliver 40 energy efficient modular homes in Peacehaven, East Sussex

The partnership between Stonewater and Boutique Modern is paving the way for 40 energy efficient modular homes to be delivered on Cripps Avenue.

The scheme is supported by Lewes District Council and Baily Garner.

All 40 homes will be constructed using modern methods of construction (MMC) in Boutique Modern’s factory in Newhaven.

‘Building truly sustainable homes’

Matt Crucefix, director of development (South and West) at Stonewater, said: “When working with any new partner it’s important to us that we team up with businesses and organisations that share our values and are aligned on our commitment to providing high-quality affordable homes.

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“Not only is Boutique Modern able to build truly sustainable homes that ensure each home’s energy performance is optimised to maximise fuel efficiency for our customers, but its local scale delivery model is focussed on maximising the social value of all its developments – something that is also important to us.

“By developing these new homes, we’ll not only be improving people’s lives and providing them with the opportunity to get their foot on the property ladder or have a place that they can proudly call home, but we’ll be supporting the region’s local economy and utilising its supply chain to create new opportunities for local people.”

As a result of the partnership and to support Boutique Modern in delivering the project, the modular homes manufacturer will also be employing three new apprentices.

Os Kamil, associate partner and employers agent at Baily Garner, commented: “We are thrilled to be working with Stonewater and Boutique Modern providing employer’s agent and quality control inspector services for this project.

“Creating a collaborative relationship with a modular supplier really helps address many of the blockages in today’s industry that can prevent delivery of consistent high quality and energy efficient new homes.

“To form such a relationship with a local ‘B Corp’ manufacturer so close to the site, which really leverages all the social value benefits that are not always available through MMC, is really exciting.”

Lucas Shone, project director at Boutique Modern, added: “We’re delighted to be working with Stonewater on this project. It’s fantastic to be working with a company whose core values align so closely with our own.

“We’re excited to get started on the scheme which we hope will be the first of many local projects for the partnership.”

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