The Royal Borough of Greenwich has announced A&E Elkins as the winners of the contract
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The Royal Borough of Greenwich has announced A&E Elkins as the winners of the biggest contract for new build council homes using modular construction to date. The form of contract is the ACA TAC-1 Term Alliance contract, A&E Elkins has formed an alliance with Ideal Modular Homes and shedkm to deliver up to 750 affordable rent council homes across 60 sites.
The project will run across five years with the possible extension of a further five years. A&E Elkins has been appointed as the provider, shedkm as the architects with Ideal Modular Homes as the off-site manufacturer delivering the modular homes.
All of the homes delivered through the Alliance will be operational net zero, meaning the operational energy of the homes will be not only better for the environment but also more affordable for the tenants helping to address the fuel poverty gap.
A show home, which was planned with a four-week design and delivery, was delivered and installed onsite this week, and the first of these homes for council tenants are expected to be on site before the end of this year.
Royal Greenwich Cabinet Member for Housing Cllr Anthony Okereke said, “Employing modular techniques as part of our Greenwich Builds programme is allowing us to quickly deliver the high quality and sustainable council homes so badly needed in our borough. With plans for construction on 750 new homes to be underway by 2022, we’re excited to be at the forefront of delivering innovative zero-carbon council properties, making good on Royal Greenwich’s commitments to tackling both the housing crisis and climate change.”
Delivering the future of housing, Ideal aims to deliver beautiful, sustainable homes in a cost-efficient way, while significantly improving the quality of new build homes. The modular homes can be manufactured in just four days and installed on site in just eight hours, minimising disruption to the surrounding residents and cutting the delivery programme time by up to 50%.
Luke Barnes, Founder and CEO at Ideal Modular Homes, said, “Ideal is delighted to be a part of such an exciting project and Alliance. Councils are under constant pressure to deliver affordable housing at a reduced cost, while still delivering on quality. This Joint Venture will see that beautifully designed high-quality homes can be delivered in half the time that traditional methods would.”