Coventry family move into new home with a difference
A Coventry family have moved into a new build home with a difference.
Mr Bassi and his wife Mrs Kaur are one of the first families to move into a new modular-build property in Foleshill Coventry.
The four, three-bedroom properties on ‘Modular Mews’ are the first modular homes to be built for affordable rent by housing association Midland Heart, as part of a pilot scheme.
The couple, who have three children said: “We absolutely love our new fresh and modern home and have all settled in really well. The children are loving their new bedrooms and the garden has been a big hit.”
Midland Heart’s Director for Development Chris Miller, who welcomed the family said: “We’re delighted to welcome our first customers to their new home and it’s great to see them settling in and starting a new chapter in their lives.”
Work on the scheme started toward the end of 2016 and during one weekend in February all four homes were craned in after being built off-site at a factory in Nuneaton. Construction of the development was completed within six weeks.
Chris continued: “Modular homes is just one of the options we are exploring to deal with the effects of the housing crisis and are part of our commitment to build 2000 new homes across the Midlands over the next five years.”
All four properties have been built to an incredibly high standard of both design and environmental sustainability making them cost-effective to run and maintain.
Each includes amongst other amenities an externally fitted electric car charging port and walls that can be easily removed and adapted to fit a customer’s needs in comparison to a traditional brick house.
The houses were delivered in partnership with developers Central Site and Coventry City Council.
Brian Maunder at Central Site said: “It was a pleasure to work with Midland Heart on delivering the first modular homes in Coventry, the first of many.”