Bolton at Home, (The Employer) requires the design and construction of 6 no 2 bed 4 person houses for affordable rent on a small garage site in Farnworth, Bolton. The land and build package deal has been brought to Bolton at Home by the modular contractor Amro Construction and involves a modular SIPs system of construction which enables quick erection on site of the superstructure.
Neo Projects are undertaking the role of Employer’s Agent on behalf of Bolton at Home for this development under a JCT Design and Build 2016 form of contract with standard Amendments.
The scheme is of modular construction with SIPs panels and first fix electrics and plumbing being undertaken in the factory. It consists of 3 no 80m2 spacious semi-detached affordable rent houses and has been designed with flexibility of space in mind. The roof space can be easily adapted to enable an extra bedroom and bathroom. The scheme has been designed with sustainability in mind providing carbon neutral energy efficiency with the roof being constructed entirely from photovoltaic panels.
Amro Construction are a new Contractor on the affordable housing scene and are looking to bring their modular housing model to many RPs. The system is ideal for small garage sites as there is little site presence required from the Contractor. Neo have been instrumental in achieving client design aspirations whilst maintaining client budget and have also been forceful but fair in negotiating specification and contractual terms and agreeing final contract particulars which has enabled the project to progress to the full requirements of the client. The scheme will complete within 6 months.
The scheme is currently onsite.