Modern methods of construction (MMC) specialist Rollalong has created a partnership with pioneering regeneration company Be First on a new project in London. The new £6.3 million partnership will see Rollalong design and build 19 modular homes for the London borough of Barking and Dagenham from its 11-acre manufacturing and head office site in Dorset.
“We are proud to have been awarded the design and build of two modular apartment blocks in partnership with Be First. These builds will provide a range of high-quality, affordable housing for people in Barking and Dagenham,” said the Managing Director of Rollalong, Steve Chivers.
“There is a shortage of housing in the borough and with traditional methods of home building taking up to two years, our modular alternatives offer a real opportunity to start to address the shortfall in approximately half the time.”
The two developments of spacious and energy-efficient homes will include a three-storey apartment block featuring six individual apartments at Mellish Close and a four-storey apartment block that will house 13 individual apartments on Sugden Way.
With production of the homes already under way at Rollalong’s Dorset factory and site works, Sugden Way is scheduled to reach completion early next year. Meanwhile, site works are due to start at Mellish Close in November and are expected to be completed in the middle of next year.
“Our goal is to speed up regeneration by creating great places and building successful communities. We are not just about bricks and mortar, we’re about making our borough an attractive and vibrant place to live, work and play,” added Iain Ferguson, Commercial Director at Be First.