In pictures | Five leading modular housing schemes

Kristina Smith picks out five projects showcasing the benefits of modular housing systems.

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Image: Richard Southall/Tide Construction

Greenford Quay, Ealing

One of the UK’s largest build-to-rent schemes, Greenford Quay in west London will provide over 2,000 apartments, with 1,439 available to rent from Greystar. Modular housing supplier Vision and developer/contractor Tide Construction teamed up on this scheme with architect HTA.

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Image: HTA

Ten Degrees Croydon

Croydon can now boast the world’s tallest modular housing scheme. Ten Degrees Croydon consists of 546 homes in two tower blocks of 38 and 44 storeys, the highest of the two reaching 135m.

Modular supplier Vision and developer/contractor Tide Construction built the HTA-designed scheme.

Image: M-AR/Centrepoint

Reuben House, Peckham

Charity Centrepoint developed a 33-home development in Peckham, south London, for young people where the rent will be capped at one-third of their salary.

The two-storey apartment building comprises repeatable units, supplied M-AR and designed by Modularize.

Image: Wee House Company

Bridgehousehill Road, Kilmarnock

This project to build 101 affordable homes is Cunninghame Housing Association’s first foray into modular and will be the largest low-rise modular housing development in Scotland.

Connect Modular is both supplier and design & build contractor, while the architect is Robert Potter & Partners.

Image: Ilke Homes

Hope Green, Stanford-le-Hope

Claimed as a world first, modular manufacturer and developer Ilke Homes is delivering 101 homes that will be guaranteed to have zero energy bills, in partnership with asset manager Gresham House and Octopus Energy.

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