A NEW development of 123 homes will be built in Highbridge only using modern methods of construction (MMC).

Housing provider Abri is delivering the homes at the Brue Farm development, in partnership with Keepmoat Homes and ilke Homes, on land provided by Homes England.

Gary Orr, Group Chief Executive at Abri said: “This new development perfectly aligns with our commitment to significantly increase our new home development programme by applying MMC methods.

“Thanks to collaboration with Homes England, Keepmoat Homes and a renowned modular housebuilder in ilke Homes, we’re able to provide high quality, affordable homes for the local community.

“Offsite manufacturing offers many advantages which is why we’re building more homes in this way.

“Not only can we reduce the impact on the environment, improve energy efficiency for customers but we’ll also significantly accelerate the supply of affordable homes that are needed.”

The development will feature a mixture of two, three- and four-bedroom houses with 60 homes available for affordable rent and 63 for shared ownership.

The modular system used for the construction means entire sections of the home are built offsite and delivered to the location ready to be placed on the foundations.

Dan Haines, Regional Director at Keepmoat Homes said: “Keepmoat Homes are delighted to be working in partnership with Abri to deliver Brue Farm as a 100 per cent affordable housing scheme.

“The scheme will deliver 123 off-site manufactured, fully volumetric affordable homes to help address housing need in Sedgemoor.”

The homes will be built at ilke Homes’ 250,000 sq ft factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, before being delivered to Highbridge.

Dave Sheridan, executive chairman at ilke Homes, said: “It’s great to reach this milestone at Brue Farm.

“Thanks to our accredited, digitally-led method of delivery, the homes at Brue Farm will undergo rigorous quality checks, meaning they are a joy to live in from day one. “Our precision-engineering techniques, as well as our utilisation of the latest technology, also means that the homes will be some of the most sustainable in the country as we’re able to model the energy performance of each.

“The scheme in Highbridge is proof that modular is more than just delivering homes – instead, all about creating communities that promote wellbeing and high quality of living at affordable prices.”