Client Visit for Social Housing DevelopmentAugust 8, 2017
The purpose of the visit was to view a prototype for its modular residential development at Orchard Village in Rainham, Essex.
Orchard Village, formerly known as the Mardyke Estate, is a housing development currently comprising of buy to let and rented units. It has undergone significant redevelopment as part of the Thames Gateway redevelopment zone.
Elements Europe will manufacture modules for 4 houses, 4 duplex apartments and 109 apartments which will be installed into two buildings, one with 6 floors and the other with 5 floors.
Elements Europe will also manufacture a modular plant room and bin store as well as stair cores, corridor cassettes and some parts of the roof structure.
One of the buildings is curved meaning that modules will be in a splice shape so to allow for the elevation’s curve, demonstrating that modular is adaptable to accommodate irregular shaped buildings.
Once complete the residential units will be a mix of shared ownership and affordable housing, welcomed additions to the housing provisions in the area.
Simon Underwood, Managing Director at Elements Europe commented “Modular is perfect for residential projects. As the need for extra housing in the UK increases, speed is key, which is what we can deliver.”
“We were delighted to welcome our clients to our manufacturing facility and we look forward to delivering this project” Underwood added.