Integra Buildings is delighted to announce its partnership with More Housing to tackle homelessness and provide quality, affordable housing to those most in need.
More Housing’s new home, The Parker, is a one-bedroom, modular-built apartment which provides an eco-innovative solution for councils across the UK.
Currently, the UK has close to 100,000 people living in temporary housing or on the streets.
More Housing’s mission was to create mental health-inspiring, low carbon, eco-innovative homes that could be deployed quickly to suit each county’s requirements.
The Parker is manufactured at Integra’s head office site in Paull, East Yorkshire, using 3D volumetric construction. It can then be transported and installed at any required location.
Mr Hossain, Operations Executive at More Housing, said: “Whether it’s temporarily using brown field sites or permanent spaces, councils can now use our plug-and-play homes to plan solutions to complement their town, city or village plans with a future-proofed investment.
“Installation is seamless as all homes come in completed 3D volumetric modules with all internal and external finishes and services installed, a high PMV and are stackable to configure the optimum design for the space.
“Each home arrives fully furnished and has a highly efficient fabric system. Clean air, filtered through our mechanical ventilation with heat recovery system, high ceilings, space and storage means that each home feels homely, with the ability to hang pictures on the walls and a designated area to enable working from home.
“It forms a fresh new beginning for each occupant and we hope, a new dawn and solution for the country as a whole.”
The Parker is currently on display at BRE Innovation Park in Watford.
BRE Innovation Park is respected globally for testing the validity of property innovation and showcasing home designs of the future.
The Parker is manufactured by Integra, a modular construction company based in East Yorkshire and a close manufacturing partner of MORE Housing.
Wayne Potter, Anti-Vandal Sales Manager at Integra Buildings, said: “Our partnership with More Housing stemmed from a shared belief and vision – to tackle homelessness and provide quality, affordable housing to those most in need of help.
“This is a hugely exciting project which showcases the advancements and enormous potential of modular housing. The Parker is a stunning design, built to an incredibly high technical standard.
“We’ve seen first-hand from previous projects, including the installation of 30 studio apartments for young people in Bristol, how perfectly suited modular construction is to the design and delivery of pod accommodation.
“We’re excited for what we hope will be a long and successful partnership with More Housing.”
Using offsite, modular construction, The Parker can be manufactured in a matter of weeks, as opposed to the months that it could be expected to take using traditional on-site construction.
The Parker is factory-built and assembled in a controlled environment, and will then be transported to site and installed onto a base.
The modular home features a striking rock-panel finish on the exterior, with solar panels on the roof providing additional clean electricity to The Parker. An electric vehicle charger is also included.
The Parker features a bespoke design which maximises space, with ambient LED lighting creating a relaxing environment inside.
• Find out more about More Housing’s mission and eco-specifications at: www.more-housing.co.uk