HOUSING: New Houses in Brighouse

Ward Court housing development in Brighouse

Not for profit housing and care provider, Housing 21 has unveiled modular build bungalows at Ward Court in Brighouse, West Yorkshire with a grand opening event.

The offsite modular construction project is one of the latest in older people’s housing and has taken place on land owned by Housing 21 at Ward Court. The new properties mark a step forward in an in-filling approach, which provides much-needed housing by utilising existing space and minimizing disruption to neighbouring residents.

The organisation worked with construction firm, M-AR Off-Site Ltd and Henry Riley LLP consultants to build the modular one bedroom bungalows specifically for people over the age of 55 and are delighted to announce the site has been shortlisted for the ‘Best approach to modular construction’ category at the Inside Housing Development Awards.

The bungalows are complete with kitchens and shower rooms, and were transported by road before being lifted into position where external finish and roof construction took place.

Cllr Jane Scullion, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Resources, said

“We’re delighted to welcome the first modular affordable housing scheme to Calderdale. We’re very impressed with the quality and speed of construction, and we’re glad that residents are too – it’s fantastic to hear that their new homes are making a real difference to their lives. The Council is committed to bringing a wide range of quality new homes to the borough, to increase choice for local people at all stages of their lives.”

Housing 21 currently has one of the largest build programmes for older people in England. The organisation has committed to providing at least 2,100 Extra Care properties and 210 Retirement Living properties by 2022, and 1,000 new homes per annum thereafter.

View the construction video of Ward Court in Brighouse here.

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