Work begins on modular housing scheme in Anfield

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Work has begun on Your Housing Group’s first modular housing scheme in Anfield, Liverpool

The modular housing development signals the start of using modern methods of construction to help meet the growing demand for quality, affordable homes.

Your Housing Group is building the homes on Rockfield Road, close to Liverpool Football Club’s ground.

The development, known as Rockfield Mews, will consist of seven two-bedroom homes for affordable rent.

The modular homes will create affordable housing in the centre of one of Liverpool’s most well-known areas and contribute to the significant investment already made to the area by the group.

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The development has been designed by YHG in conjunction with modular housing specialist ilke Homes.

Engie has been appointed to construct the development.

The homes will be built offsite in ilke’s factory and then transported to the site and positioned using cranes. Engie is responsible for the preparation of the site infrastructure, foundations and external works associated.

Regeneration of Anfield

Brian Cronin, group chief executive of Your Housing Group, said: “This new development is another step forward in the incredible regeneration of Anfield, and a new beginning for Your Housing Group in delivering homes using modular construction methods.

“The modular homes will enable us to deliver quality homes in less time and therefore at more affordable prices.”

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “The regeneration of Anfield is one of the great success stories of the past decade – with thousands of lives transformed by a commitment to providing quality housing.

“It’s been delivered thanks to a fantastic public-private sector partnership that has worked very closely with the community to create a healthier environment in which to live, work and visit.

“I’m delighted Your Housing Group have now begun this new phase of building affordable, quality modular built homes.

“The Anfield approach is very much at the heart of our economic strategy for the next decade, as we aim to give thousands of more families across the city, and their children, a better home and start in life.”

This development is being partly funded by Homes England. In May this year Homes England commissioned its own research study into modern methods of construction (MMC) to drive innovation in the construction industry.

Gabrielle Berring, director of loans at Homes England, said: “We are really pleased that Your Housing is making its first move into modular housing with Homes England’s support at this exciting development in Liverpool.

“It’s also good news that the modular homes are being built by ilke Homes, in which Homes England made a strategic investment as part of our commitment to accelerating the use of modern methods of construction.”

Your Housing Group has been part of the Anfield Regeneration Project, a partnership between Liverpool City Council, Your Housing Group, Liverpool Football Club and Keepmoat Homes.

With an estimated investment of £225m, more than 600 new and 600 refurbished homes have already been delivered.

The modular housing scheme is due for completion in Autumn 2020.

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