Totally Modular Awarded CHIC Volumetric Housing Pilot Contract

Totally Modular are thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as the sole delivery partner for the BuildSmart, Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) Volumetric Housing Pilot Contract. Through being the sole partner for the Pilot Volumetric contract we can offer our delivery to over 100 of their members being both housing associations and local authorities.

Therefore, we are calling for any housing associations and local authorities who are tempted to dip their toes into modern methods of construction (MMC) and start their MMC journey, that this is the perfect starting point before committing to mass delivery. Essentially, this contract enables housing associations and local authorities to try before they buy through a pilot scheme.

John Connolly, Managing Director of Totally Modular commented…

‘Having tendered against other suppliers of volumetric residential offering via the framework document, we are pleased to have been chosen as the sole partner for delivery of CHIC’s BuildSmart model aimed at registered providers throughout the UK. This new initiative will align the aspirations of clients who are on the start of their journey with regard to implementation of modular delivery within their development portfolios, but have chosen to take small steps in order to gain a better understanding of the benefits this model has to offer before they consider greater buy in.’

‘In having demonstrated our flexibility with regard to developing small pilot schemes within difficult to access sites, we have proved the capability of delivering eco–energy efficient affordable housing at a cost neutral position when compared to traditional delivery whilst ensuring we build better, build faster and build greener meeting the criteria the government has recently called for in order to raise the standard of housing supply within the construction sector. We look forward to working alongside CHIC and its many members whom are keen to embrace this new technology for the benefit of their residents and society as a whole.’

Both ourselves, CHIC and BuildSmart are collaboratively working together to change the face of housing delivery through offsite manufacture. CHIC’s BuildSmart model puts housing associations and local authorities in the lead in tackling the UK’s housing shortage with an all-in-one, collaborative approach to off-site manufacture and development of new homes. It enables a step-change in housing delivery through innovative, factory built standard home types, coordinated materials supply and greater efficiency during the build period. 

John Fisher, Managing Director of CHIC also commented on the partnership…

‘We look forward to working with Totally Modular under this pilot contract as part of CHIC’s objective to encourage affordable housing providers to embrace the benefits of modular construction’.

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