North West housebuilding consortium, JV North has appointed eight modular contractors to its £560m modern methods of construction framework lot
The appointed modular contractors will deliver build off-site homes for JV North members.
Chairman of JV North, Wayne Gales, said: “The housing crisis demands responsible homebuilders like our members to think differently and innovate wherever they can.
“If we can find new techniques that streamline the homebuilding process the number of new homes will compound significantly when adopted on a large scale.
“The greater the volume, the more efficient MMC becomes.”
The approved companies are:
- Adston UK
- Claritas Group
- Multi Build UK
- PLP Construction
- The Casey Group
- TopHat Communities
- Seddon Construction
JV North has a long history of offsite innovation
JV North has 12 housing association and local authority members covering Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire.
In Liverpool, Torus built a 33-home modular scheme in 2016, which at the time was thought to be largest off-site development delivered by a social housing landlord in the UK.
Wythenshawe Community Housing Group completed a five home modular scheme supported by Homes England which reduced waste by 80% by being built in a factory.