New building method delivered
by Marco Cillario Fri 31 March 2017, 11:19 am
Medway’s first ready-made pod homes have been delivered on site.
Three pods arrived at Peacock Rise in Walderslade, Chatham, last week (22 March), after being transported from a factory in Scotland.
The homes arrived 85% complete, with only the roof to be added on-site. Two of the larger homes at Peacock Rise will be ready for new owners to move into by mid-April and the remaining pods will be sold off-plan. Once finished, the development will feature 15 properties.
Councillor Diane Chambers, chair of Medway Council’s planning committee, said the day marked “a new, more efficient era for housebuilding”.
It is estimated that this type of construction is 40% quicker than traditional methods, and from the day a pod arrives on-site it can be ready for residents within four weeks.
Planning permission for Peacock Rise was granted in January 2015 to Ene Group.
The company’s managing director, Gary Mayatt, said he had a view to bringing a manufacturing facility down to Kent from Scotland in the long term.