Modular home specialists set up first offsite factory

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Modular home specialists Go_Modular are setting up their first offsite factory near Southampton as the business looks to disrupt the traditional housebuilding market

Go_Modular has signed a ten-year lease on a 20,874 sq ft industrial warehouse with commercial property consultancy Vail Williams.

Vail Williams’ transactional team in the Solent acted for the private landlord of the refurbished unit, which has three loading doors and a large secure yard.

Materials will be supplied to the offsite factory, at Calmore Industrial Estate with manufactured modules then transported to sites and installed.

Will Elgeti, a surveyor for Vail Williams, working out of the office at Ocean Village in Southampton, said: “Go_Modular had a pressing requirement for a strategically located factory where modular homes can be assembled before they are transported to sites – the Phoenix Centre met the company’s requirements.”

Erik Kudlis, chairman and co-founder of Go_Modular, said: “We are a group of modular construction specialists and entrepreneurs with unique knowledge and experience of the offsite construction sector and bring together the team, which has been delivering modular housing in the UK for 10 years, under one roof.

“Our inaugural, customised factory will deliver a compelling range of financial, quality, sustainable and technical benefits for customers as we disrupt the traditional house-building market.”

Go_Modular aims to produce 300-plus units from the factory, with plans to expand via a factory franchising model.

An initial 25 staff are working from the premises.

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