Three offsite manufacturers share £600m housing framework

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Three offsite manufacturers – Ilke Homes, Impact Modular and TopHat – will share a £600m framework to build more than 5,000 homes over the next five years.

The three firms have each won a place on the Building Better framework, an alliance of 29 housing associations and local authorities supported by the National Housing Federation that aims to take advantage of modern methods of construction.

TopHat has won lot 1, which involves the groundworks, site preparation and delivery of low-rise and medium-rise apartments. Ilke Homes has won lot 2, which involves the construction of low-rise housing, and Impact Modular has won lot 3, under which it will build low- and medium-rise apartments.

Andrew Shepherd, managing director at TopHat Solutions, said: “Covid-19 has hit key workers and lower-income households the hardest. Therefore, it’s essential that as the economy begins to bounce back, the housebuilding industry delivers high-quality, energy-efficient homes for those who kept the country running throughout the last year.

“We are very pleased to have secured a place on the Building Better framework, and feel strongly that our accredited method of delivery can help contribute to economic and social recovery.”

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