House by Urban Splash’s modular factory will reopen from today (4th May), safely commencing operations. The innovative company is bringing the very first factory-built homes to the new town of Northstowe, Cambridgeshire later this year.
The company took an early stance in March, announcing the immediate closure of its sites, sales offices and factory amidst the UK lockdown – citing the safety of its colleagues, suppliers and subcontractors as a business priority.
Now, with robust measures in place, encouragement from the Government, and a call to developers from Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick, Urban Splash will welcome its colleagues back from furlough in a phased approach – with House by Urban Splash factory colleagues, and construction sites returning to work from today (4th May). Strict disciplines have been introduced to meet the strategies set out within the Government COVID-19 Construction Sector guidelines.
Chairman Tom Bloxham MBE explained: “The health and wellbeing of our team, suppliers and subcontractors has been the driver in every decision we’ve made this past month. And now, following the latest Construction Leadership Council guidelines, we are pleased to recommence construction, while continuing to keep our hard working colleagues safe.
Now, the company is keen to get building again to continue to create much needed homes for customers – with buyers still reserving in spite of the lockdown. Customers have been able to view Urban Splash properties across the country via a new virtual viewings platform which allows them to take tours of new homes from afar – a bespoke service that will also be available to potential purchasers at Northstowe once the new homes are revealed to the public for the first time later this year.
House by Urban Splash creates innovative, architect-designed homes using modern methods of construction; it is owned by award winning property developer Urban Splash in partnership with Sekisui House, Japan’s largest housebuilder, and Homes England, the government’s housing agency. Other shareholders include architect and TV presenter George Clarke, and We Buy Any Car founder and tech entrepreneur Noel McKee.
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