The recent scheme by Legal & General Modular Homes at Lockleaze, Bristol is being started with main works. The scheme was developed in association with Bristol City Council, with 185 units.
The project will accommodate two- to four-bedroom houses along with one- and two-bedroom apartments developed on land at Bonnington Walk. Legal & General claims that the property will be “some of the most energy efficient homes in the country.”
Alongside, the firm also plans to achieve all homes with an energy performance certificate standard A. This will be made possible with air source heat pumps, and photovoltaic solar panels.
Once the land is prepared, the homes are expected to be assembled onsite within eight weeks. Half of the homes will be delivered as affordable housing and it is intended that these become part of Bristol City Council’s affordable housing stock.
The work has already started on site clearance. This will be followed by the formation of the new access roads to the site and the construction of roads and sewers. It will be the first modules to be delivered in the summer from the factory in Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire.
There are 300 employees currently working with Legal & General modular housing business and are looking to hire an additional 350 across 2021. LGC’s Affordable Homes business has a development pipeline of more than 4,400 homes across 92 sites.
Legal & General Modular Homes is part of Legal & General Capital (LGC), which now has residential assets of £1,738m, up from £1,483m at the start of 2020. LGC’s Build to sell business is Cala Homes, which it fully acquired in 2018.