Rooftop Housing Association sought the support from CHIC for the redevelopment of specific garage sites in Evesham, West Midlands, suffering low demand and with varying levels of disrepair including 5x 1 Bed Houses and 1x 1 bed Bungalow.
Rooftop wanted a modular solution to minimise disruption of the surrounding environment and surrounding residents. They were keen to pilot offsite modular construction and saw the BuildSmart framework as an efficient delivery solution to deliver the £350,000 project.
The main benefits of modular construction for Rooftop were:
- Offsite construction-means minimal disruption on neighbouring properties.
- Speedy delivery and installation –required to meet immediate housing need.
- The build has been designed to meet local requirements giving it a bespoke feel, but with the capacity to be scaled up due to each unit being fitted with a standardised chassis.
- Ability to move the units to another location to suit changing demographics and changing demand.
“The expertise we have received from CHIC has been invaluable in gathering together a team of experts that are equipped to carry our scheme through to completion with no upfront tender process.
As this is temporary housing, we value the potential to re-locate the scheme in the future. Rooftop has a track record of extending and remodelling our dated developments and having a scheme that can be relocated with little fuss means we have flexibility for regeneration.”