Faithful+Gould has been appointed by Canvas Homes and Beyond Housing to help deliver Princeton Gardens, a 117-unit modular housing development in Stockton-on-Tees, which on completion will be the largest housing scheme delivered entirely through Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in the North of England.
Located on a large brownfield site between Durham University’s Queens Campus and the River Tees the mixed-tenure residential scheme is made up of volumetric modular homes with an emphasis on placemaking, sustainability and green space. Working alongside developer Canvas Homes, housing provider Beyond Housing and Homes England, Faithful+Gould will manage the scheme pre and post contract as employer’s agent and oversee health and safety as principal designer.
Canvas’ modular homes use high quality materials with high thermal performance that exceed regulatory requirements. By constructing the homes off site Canvas is able to reduce energy use, materials, waste, noise pollution and disruption, making it an environmentally friendly and efficient way to build homes.
To further reduce waste as part of this development Canvas Homes will be using recycled steel piles from de-commissioned North Sea oil platforms and by pioneering pre-cast foundations which are also made off-site.
Faithful+Gould’s work on this project further strengthens its market-leading position on MMC in response to the UK housing challenge, including leading Homes England’s MMC housing pilot scheme and 120-home development in Nottinghamshire which represents Bassetlaw District Council’s first modular residential scheme.