Greenwich inks £300m deal for 750 ‘carbon positive’ modular homes

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An artist’s impression of the homes. Credit: Cosmoscube @cecilia_keating Deal will see Lewisham builder A&E Elkins assemble as many as 750 low carbon council homes in 60 locations across Greenwich over the next five years The Royal Borough of Greenwich has selected a consortium of firms to deliver up to 750 green and affordable council homes, as part of a £300m contract it claims is the UK’s largest ever modular housing deal. The ‘carbon positive’ modular council homes will be developed at dozens of locations across the borough over the next five years by the alliance, which counts Lewisham builder A&E Elkins, Liverpool-based manufacturer Ideal Modular Homes, and East London-based architect ShedKM among its members. The first homes are expected before the close of the year, according to the partners. Ray Elkins, managing director at A&E Elkins, said the firm was "delighted" to be supporting the borough in its "quest to provide high-quality, affordable homes that exceed carbon zero standards and reduce fuel poverty for local communities". The modular homes can be manufactured in just four days and installed on site in just eight hours, Elkins added, cutting delivery programme time in half and reducing construction-related noise and disruption. […]

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