The 120-home Radford Street development is the first modular residential scheme for the authority and forms a key part of its vision to promote a significant transformation in the local economy by encouraging growth and investment and allowing more people to live and work in the area.
As project/commercial manager and principal designer for the scheme, we will work closely with the Council and the modular manufacturer to ensure that the development meets the needs of the local community and provides a combination of housing and apartment types.
Andrew Prickett, Director and Head of Residential for Faithful+Gould, said: “The modular approach will help us deliver the Radford Street development quicker, more cost effectively, and crucially, at a consistent and high quality. By combining Faithful+Gould’s knowledge of the modular housing sector with our exceptional approach to delivery, we can help the Council deliver on its vision, and the UK reach its target of 300,000 new homes each year.”
Councillor Steve Scotthorne, Cabinet Member for Housing at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “This project will help deliver a modern, innovative and energy efficient housing scheme that improves neighbourhoods, supports local jobs and continues the Council’s ambition to increase the amount of council housing in our District. When we initially consulted residents about the project the overwhelming response was a request to build more Council housing, and we are now delivering on this promise. We are delighted to appoint Faithful+Gould who will manage and accelerate the development, adding their expert insight and knowledge into the design and delivery of the project.”
Appointed to the scheme via direct award through Lot 1 of the Pagabo Framework, construction work on the Radford Street development is expected to start in spring 2021, with an anticipated completion in spring 2022.
Our appointment further supports its position on modern methods of construction in response to the UK housing crisis, including leading Homes England’s MMC housing pilot scheme, covering seven sites and in excess of 1,500 new homes.