L&G modular homes amassed loss deepens to £174m

Aaron Morby 2 months ago
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L&G’s modular housing business has seen accumulated reported pre-tax losses reach £174m since it was set up six years ago.

Legal & General Homes Modular recorded a £37m pre-tax loss last year.

But the business, which operates from its 550,000 sq ft modular factory in Sherburn-in-Elmet, near Leeds, did record its first revenue of £12m since being established.

Sales finally got going as site developments at Broadstairs in Kent, Selby in North Yorkshire and North Horsham in West Sussex advanced.

L&G Homes Modular pre-tax losses
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
-£37m -£30m -£31m -£21m -£46m -£9m

L&G said that significant rises in timber and steel prices had put ‘significant pressure” on the cost of producing homes.

It said: “Product cost reduction initiatives, already underway, together with strong growth in property sales prices during the year helped to mitigate the impact of cost hikes.”

The rise in projects saw average staff levels rise to 400 last year from around 270 in 2020.

In a statement accompanying Companies House published results, the offsite business said it continued to make significant progress adding further projects to an already strong sales pipeline.

This included a project at Littlestone in Kent since year-end and just last week a major deal to build 400 homes for Wolverhampton city council.

The Wolverhampton 17-acre waterfront development opportunity sits on the eastern edge of the city centre and is made up of the Canal & River Trust-owned former Crane Foundry site, and the Council’s former British Steel site.

The modular business launched six years ago with plans over time to produce 3,000 homes a year.

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