Jenrick backs modular housing at factory visit

The visit follows the Housing Secretary’s plans to ‘revamp’ the Midlands as Engine Champion.


Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has visited a LoCal Homes factory in Aldridge in Walsall to get a first-hand glimpse at off-site manufacturing.

The factory, which opened in October last year by Accord, builds low-carbon homes ‘up to four times faster’ than traditional homes by using modern methods of construction.

The visit follows Jenrick’s appointment the government’s Midlands Engine Champion – leading government plans to “level up” prosperity across the Midlands.

Jenrick said: “I was delighted to visit the West Midlands, where I’m from, which is blazing a trail for the modern methods of construction that are transforming how quickly and affordably homes are built.

“As we strive to make the dream of home ownership a reality, it’s vital we build in a way that serves the needs of local communities, and the factory I’ve seen today is doing just that – delivering well-designed homes and high-quality jobs for local people.”

Dr Chris Handy, CEO at Accord, added: “It was great to welcome Mr. Jenrick to our new LoCal Homes factory, where we have invested vastly in increasing our production capability as we are strongly committed to build new homes using modern methods of construction.”

Image: Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick visiting LoCal Homes in Walsall.

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