£35M Investment in factory in-built homes

£35M Investment in factory in-built homes

A £35m investment is set to bring forward hundreds of Welsh homes using modern methods of construction (MMC).  The Welsh Government’s Innovative Housing Programme funding is focused on MMC this year, in particular using Welsh timber and supply chains.

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Housing minister Julie James said: “This £35m investment will deliver 400 factory-built homes, all of which will be produced by local Welsh companies and their supply chains.

“We are committed to building more high quality homes in factories here in Wales. In Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Clwyd Alyn Housing Association have shown what we can achieve together. With local suppliers, they have built 38 timber-framed, low carbon homes with extremely low running costs which will put more money in tenant’s pockets.”

James added: “Partnering with Williams Homes, a Bala-based company, means the frames were all manufactured locally. This created six training opportunities and helped Welsh businesses using modern methods of construction to grow. I’m pleased to see residents are now moving in to these fantastic homes and seeing the benefits.”

Projects supported by this year’s round of funding include:

ClwydAlyn Housing is building 63 timber frame homes to be whole life zero carbon, built by a Welsh MMC specialist. The company will be offering training opportunities for groups that struggle to secure employment opportunities;
£3m for Pobl Group to build more than 90 zero carbon social homes in Blaenau Gwent, by a Valley’s based MMC producer, using timber frame design;
Tai Tarian will build 55 new homes and retrofit 72 existing ones in Port Talbot, increasing energy efficiency and reducing fuel bills for tenants. The new homes will be built in Neath Port Talbot by a local family-run MMC partner.

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