22nd January 2020
The sun was shining to welcome the delivery of the first modules to the Sugden Way development in Barking yesterday (21st January 2020).
We’ve been appointed by Be First, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s pioneering regeneration company, to design and build 19 modular homes for the from our 11-acre manufacturing and head office site in Dorset.
On Tuesday the first modules were lifted into place as work continues to provide affordable accommodation for the council.
Our Managing Director Steve Chivers was in Barking to see them arrive.
“I was very proud to see the initial delivery of modules to the site,” said Steve. “This is a very exciting project which will provide a range of high-quality, affordable housing for people in Barking and Dagenham, and we’re very pleased with progress so far.
“There is a shortage of housing in the borough and our modular alternatives to traditional construction offer a real opportunity to address the shortfall in approximately half the time.”
Tom Mather, Construction Director at Be First Regeneration Ltd, added: “I am delighted with the pace and delivery of the project to date and looking forward to aligning our model to utilise standard designs to deliver our housing needs at speed,” said Tom.
“By using a volumetric product we are able to adopt a standard set of designs to deliver repeatability and drive efficiencies.”
The two developments of spacious and energy-efficient homes will include a four-storey apartment block that will house 13 individual apartments on Sugden Way and a three-storey apartment block featuring six individual apartments at Mellish Close.
Rollalong will manufacture a total of 64 modules for this development, designed to create low-energy, high-quality modular homes in environmentally friendly, factory-controlled conditions.