ESS Modular showcase innovative house build at Offsite Expo 2019
26th September 2019: ESS Modular this week demonstrated the company’s innovation and expertise in residential modular construction at the Offsite Expo in Coventry by installing a two-bedroom home in the Ricoh Arena in less than two days.
The house was constructed and fully fitted out in the ESS Modular precision manufacturing facility in less than 4 weeks and transported to the exhibition centre where it was visited by thousands of delegates during the course of the show.
Following the event, the house will be delivered to City of Wolverhampton Council as part of a new Wolverhampton Homes development featuring four two-bedroom houses at Rowley View, Bradley.
The development is part of the council’s successful newbuild council housing programme on small sites. It will also remove the issue of anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping effecting the site, which has been a major concern for neighbouring residents.
City of Wolverhampton Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing, Councillor Peter Bilson, said: “This project is yet another example of how the council is using innovative ways to accelerate house building in the City of Wolverhampton. These homes are constructed to the highest standards and enable us to develop a small site with far less disruption to the surrounding area than a traditional build.
“Clearly, larger housing developments are crucial to meeting our housing targets – but the cumulative effect of smaller scale projects like this is also vital to improving our offer.The added bonus with this particular development is that it will also improve the area for neighbouring residents.”
Shaun Aldis, Chief Executive at Wolverhampton Homes, added: “Small scale housing developments are an important means of bringing back to life disused land and are a crucial step in meeting the housing needs of local residents.Once complete, this will be the second modular development we have delivered in the city, the first being the creation of four two-bed homes on the Cannock Road in Fallings Park.
“We know that two-bed homes are in high demand in the city and trust that these new modular houses will provide a long-term home for smaller families.”
The scheme is monitored through a joint-project team from City of Wolverhampton Council and Wolverhampton Homes, to ensure the new council homes are built to a high standard.
The homes, manufactured and installed by ESS Modular, will remain in the ownership of the city council and will be managed by Wolverhampton Homes.