Bassetlaw District Council has appointed Faithful+Gould to help deliver its very first modular homes on the site of the ‘Old Allotments’ off Radford Street
Faithful+Gould will work closely with Bassetlaw District to transform derelict land into a new 120 modular housing development.
Faithful+Gould will provide project and commercial management for the scheme and will also deliver the role of principal designer.
The company will work closely with the council and the modular home manufacturer to ensure that the development meets the needs of the local community and provides the right mix of housing and apartments.
The 120-home Radford Street development is the first modular housing scheme for the authority and forms a key part of its vision to increase its housing stock and encourage growth and investment in the local economy.
‘Modern, innovative and energy efficient housing’
Councillor Steve Scotthorne, cabinet member for housing at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “This project will deliver a modern, innovative and energy efficient housing scheme that improves neighbourhoods, supports local jobs and continues the Council’s ambition to increase the amount of council housing in our district.
“When we initially consulted residents about the project, the overwhelming response was a request to build more council housing. We are now delivering on this promise.
“We are delighted to appoint Faithful+Gould who will manage and accelerate the development, adding their expert insight and knowledge into the design and delivery of the project.”
Andrew Prickett, director and head of residential for Faithful+Gould, added: “The modular approach will help us deliver the Radford Street development quicker, more cost effectively, and crucially, at a consistent and high quality.
“By combining Faithful+Gould’s knowledge of the modular housing sector with our exceptional approach to delivery, we can help the council deliver on its vision, and the UK reach its target of 300,000 new homes each year.”
Faithful+Gould was appointed to the modular housing scheme via direct award through Lot 1 of the Pagabo Framework and has selected a local design team of Nottingham SMEs including Lungfish Architects, Dice Consultancy and BEC Consultancy.
Construction work on the Radford Street development is expected to start in the spring of 2021, with an anticipated completion of spring 2022.