Legal & General (L&G) is now expected to deliver its first factory-built homes in the third quarter of this year, later than previously planned.
The company aims to produce thousands of homes a year across eight production lines from its factory in Selby, near Leeds.
It unveiled its first modular housing prototype, a two-storey, two-bedroom home in July last year, when it said it expected to deliver its first homes in the first half of 2018.
However, a spokeswoman told Construction Manager that the first homes would now be delivered in the third quarter of the year – most likely at some point between the end of August and September – as L&G continued with the pre-production process and testing.
“We have got a strong pipeline lined up for 2019. The factory didn’t exist a couple of years ago so we are just making sure that everything is absolutely in place and ready to go. We are very much of the mindset that we don’t need to rush something out.”
L&G announced its modular plan in 2016, saying its 550,000 sq ft facility would be the world’s largest modular housing factory. It aims to deliver 3,500 homes a year.
Meanwhile, L&G announced two appointments to its housebuilding arm, Legal & General Homes.
Chris Sly has been appointed as the new finance director, joining from Berkeley Homes, while Matthew Stubblefield has been made the company’s new health and safety officer.