Legal & General Modular Homes has been granted planning permission for 154 modular homes in Selby, North Yorkshire.
The homes will be made at L&G’s factory in Sherburn-in-Elmet near Leeds which reopened last week, with the company saying they have brought in strict social distancing practices.
L&G launched their modular housing business earlier this year and say they plan to construct 3,000 modular homes a year by 2024.
Selby is the first scheme where Legal & General Modular Homes will deliver a full development proposition – from buying land, developing the product, as well as achieving planning consent through to delivery.
The development will consist of 76 one-and-two bedroom apartments and 78 two-and-three bedroom houses, with 30% consisting of affordable housing. All homes are being designed to achieve EPC A ratings, of which only 1% of all new builds achieve.
The company says the new development in Selby 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.
Rosie Toogood, chief executive 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.
‘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.’