Developed by Peveril Securities with Mayforth and under construction by main contractor Bowmer and Kirkland, Enigma Square will provide 261 purpose-designed homes for rent on a site historically occupied by the YMCA.
Designed by Pick Everard and due for completion in autumn 2022, the scheme comprises two eight-storey blocks which will accommodate a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments, and three-bedroom duplexes. Facilities will include resident amenity areas, communal garden, and private balconies.
Wayne Catterall, Project Manager at Bowmer + Kirkland, said: “Pods are a brilliant solution, which avoids the need to distribute multiple bathroom products and materials across eight floors.
“The bathrooms only need to be moved once into their final position. This is far easier to manage, avoids any risk of damage, and delays to the bathroom fitout programme are highly unlikely because of the greater certainty of factory production.
“We visited the Offsite Solutions factory as part of the design development process. Their operations are well organised, and we were able to inspect the first pod with the client, prior to starting deliveries to site, which was beneficial.”
James Stephens, Managing Director of Offsite Solutions, said: “We are delighted to be working on our first project for Grainger plc, a market leader in the private rented sector with a large portfolio, and a really impressive project pipeline. We look forward to collaborating on other projects and to a long-term business relationship.”