A total of 460 new homes are to be built on a Doncaster site, which will incorporate 202 modular houses made by a North Yorkshire firm.
Doncaster-headquartered Keepmoat Homes has been appointed the developer at Carr Lodge by Homes England, the government’s housing agency.
This second phase of development will feature both traditionally built homes, alongside 202 homes created using modern methods of construction (MMC) at Ilke in Knaresborough.
Keepmoat will work with modular housing company Ilke Homes to deliver the MMC properties, which will be manufactured at Ilke Homes’ factory in Knaresborough before being transported to Carr Lodge where each home will be put in place.
Alan Sears of Homes England said: “We want to work with partners who share our ambition to build better homes faster. Keepmoat are committed to adopting MMC to deliver much needed, high quality homes at Carr Lodge and we look forward to seeing the second phase of this new community for Doncaster take shape.”
The scheme is part of a wider development on land owned by Homes England at Carr Lodge, where the first phase of development was completed by Keepmoat in 2016.
Ian Hoad, Divisional Chairman at Keepmoat Homes, said: “We’re pleased to be working with our partner Ilke Homes to bring modern methods of construction to our Carr Lodge development. The opportunity modern methods such as modular construction brings to the industry is additionality. This will help us meet Government’s challenge of delivering more good quality homes, faster.”
Dan Crew, Regional Managing Director at Keepmoat Homes, added: “We have worked closely with Ilke Homes since it was created to shape the house designs to meet the needs of our customers. We brought two modular homes to the first phase of our Carr Lodge development and are excited to be bringing a further 202 modular homes to the second phase of this development and to be creating new homes in Doncaster.”
The scheme is expected to complete by the end of 2019.