Japanese to build UK’s biggest offsite village

Aaron Morby 1 month ago
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Japan’s biggest house builder and pioneer of offsite construction has got the green light to build over 400 homes at the Northstowe regeneration site in Cambridgeshire.

The new village of Inholm will be the largest in the UK to be manufactured offsite using modern volumetric construction
The new village of Inholm will be the largest in the UK to be manufactured offsite using modern volumetric construction

Osaka-based Sekisui House is partnered with developer Urban Splash and Homes England to deliver phase 2A of the Northstowe scheme, known as Inholm village.

The development investment includes £22m of equity from Sekisui House, £35m from Urban Splash and £30m of equity and debt funding from Homes England.

The joint venture’s planned neighbourhood will consist of 406 modular homes encompassing a range of housing types as well as later living homes and mixed-use buildings.

Plan for Inholm, a contemporary Fenland village and the second phase of Cambridgeshire’s new town, Northstowe

Designs by architects shedkm allow buyers to configure their homes before being built in a factory and delivered to site.

The majority of homes will be manufactured in Urban Splash’s House factory in Alfreton, East Midlands.

Mark Latham, regeneration director at House said: “We want to break new ground and surprise people using the latest building methods combined with bespoke designs.

“We are offering a range of customisable homes and apartments to suit a wide range of modern families, lifestyles and budgets. We can’t wait to get going.”

Stephen Kinsella, Chief Land and Development Officer at Homes England, said: “I’m delighted that planning permission has been granted for the first homes to be built on Homes England land at Northstowe, which is a significant step forward for the new town and an important milestone for our joint venture with Urban Splash and Sekisui House.”

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