The latest from L&G who are continuing their social housing building strategy;
Legal & General Modular Homes announces that it has partnered with Town & Country Housing to acquire a site in Littlestone, Kent, for the development of 80 homes. This is the second Legal & General Modular Homes site that Town & Country Housing has acquired, having also partnered on a site in Broadstairs, Kent. Town & Country Housing was advised by UK law firm TLT.
Legal & General Modular Homes’ innovative approach to housing delivery, has gained significant momentum within the marketplace with the business commencing construction on sites at Selby, Bristol and Broadstairs for the delivery of 450 homes. Having also acquired land at Littlestone, Kent, North Horsham and Warminster the business is currently seeking planning permission for the delivery of almost 400 homes across these three sites where construction is expected to commence shortly. Legal & General Modular Homes’ pipeline now stands at around 850 homes.
Located on Victoria Road, in Littlestone, the site comprises approximately 9 acres and includes 3 acres of open space and wetland which will be largely dedicated to wildlife. The scheme plans to deliver 80 affordable homes for shared ownership and social rent. A range of two, three and four bed homes will be offered through Town & Country Housing’s trading brand, Love Living Homes.
RENTERS WILL HAVE TO USE HEAT PUMPS & SOLAR PANELS
Legal & General Modular Homes is leading the way in the delivery of high quality affordable and sustainable homes with each home achieving a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) “A” by design.
Currently fewer than 2% of new-build homes in the UK achieve this high standard. The combination of thermally efficient materials, air source heat pumps and solar panels, results in homes that are highly energy efficient with a greatly reduced carbon footprint both during construction and across the lifetime of each home. It also means significantly reduced heating bills for residents at a time when household costs are rapidly rising due to their low cost in use. These homes are another positive step towards achieving net zero carbon by 2050 and another step towards Legal & General’s commitment to making all of its new housing stock operational net zero carbon enabled by 2030.
Legal & General’s modular housing factory in Yorkshire is the largest in the UK. With capacity to produce 3000 homes annually, it employs 500 people and operates an academy for apprentices. Modular construction is crucial to delivering government targets for housing, and Legal & General Modular Homes is advancing land opportunities for the delivery of several thousand more homes on sites across the country as part of the industry drive to deliver 75,000 homes a year via Modern Methods of Construction.