Specialist developer, Pulse Modular Homes Ltd, is working with North Lincolnshire Council to develop and build 59 apartments in a new, modular housing project in Scunthorpe’s town centre. Pulse will complete the “St John’s” multimillion housing project by the end of 2017.
Pulse, which specialises in fast-track modular buildings for housing, student accommodation and private rental sectors was founded by directors, David Brown of MeryVale and Mike Stockdale of Kube.
One of the key benefits of this modular building project is that it can be completed in under half the time of a project using traditional building methods. It also exceeds many of the building regulations such as thermal insulation, and has a very low level of noise transfer because of the high-quality acoustic insulation which is incorporated within each modular building unit.
The modules of the apartment building will all be built off site in a specialist factory which ensures that they are not subject to weather delays and damage. They will then be taken to site for quick assembly.
The St John’s project, which was initially announced in May this year, has been expanded from 48 to 59 apartments with a mix of one and two bedroom units. This development is one of the cornerstones of a multi-million-pound scheme to help regenerate Scunthorpe town centre, and it has received a grant of £290,000 from the government’s Homes and Communities Agency.
The homes will be built alongside the existing multi-story carpark in Lindum Street and will only involve the loss of 12 parking spaces.
David Brown, Director of Pulse Modular Homes, commented, “The development of modular construction is the way forward. It provides buildings of a superior quality, quickly and at a keen price. In addition, it gives us the flexibility to tailor the external look of modular buildings to fit into any environment. We are just finalizing the external design of St John’s with this in mind. “
Baroness Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, commented, “We are delighted to be involved with the development of an unused brownfield site and we believe that this could be an excellent way for councils to deliver new, quality, modern housing for their local areas without the drawbacks of traditional building methods.”