L&G Modular Homes achieves planning consent as factory reopens following Covid-19 lockdown

Property & Construction | Yorkshire

Legal & General Modular Homes announces that it has gained planning consent to deliver 154 homes, using modular construction, at an eight acre site on Portholme Road, Selby in North Yorkshire.

From its factory in Sherburn-in-Elmet in Yorkshire, Legal & General Modular Homes has ambitions to build its annual housing delivery to 3,000 modular homes a year in 2024, bringing rapid and disruptive change to the construction industry.

It is designing and manufacturing homes in an innovative way in order to transform the way homes are built in the UK. The delivery pipeline continues to grow, with 350 homes added to the pipeline so far this year.

Selby is the first scheme, where Legal & General Modular Homes will deliver a full development proposition from buying land, developing the product, achieving planning consent through to delivery. With a standardised approach to manufacturing, quality, efficiency, and productivity is driven up, and costs are driven down.  Modular construction offers an impactful solution to the UK housing crisis, supporting UK jobs and helping to meet government’s objective to build more Affordable carbon-friendly housing.  The Selby development will provide up to 130 jobs across the supply chain, and will see Legal & General Modular Homes recruit a further 50 employees to support the scheme.

Legal & General Modular Homes will deliver 76 one and two bedroom apartments, alongside 78 two and three bedroom houses, catering for buyers across the housing ladder.

Rosie Toogood, CEO of Legal & General Modular Homes said: “Using modular construction, Legal & General will be able to deliver high quality homes at a much faster rate than through traditional construction.  In a post Covid-19 crisis environment, the speed of delivery will be more important than ever before.

“Our journey to revolutionise the UK’s construction industry is well underway, and planning consent at Portholme Road, Selby is testament to this.  This scheme, along with our proposals at Bonnington Walk in Bristol, will showcase the benefits of modular construction.  Achieving planning permission for this Selby scheme is a fantastic milestone for the business, and a major achievement for the team, particularly set against the current backdrop.”

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