• Client

    Northampton Partnership Homes

  • Location

    Northampton

  • Contractor/Developer

    Willmott Dixon

  • Project Size

    18 residences over two and three storeys

  • Build Time
    6 weeks

The project: In March 2018, we started on site at two locations in the Spring Boroughs area of Northampton. Contracted by developer Willmott Dixon on behalf of Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH), our brief was to design and install the superstructures for 18 units – apartments and maisonettes to be built on Little Cross Street.

tOur brief: The completed accommodation was to be allocated to local families through Northampton Borough Council and the partnership which was in place to deliver this can only be considered as a best practice example for the offsite industry. NPH chief executive Mike Kay had previous knowledge of offsite methods of construction and was keen to engage a local supply chain. Willmott Dixon had worked with Fusion for many years, knew their system inside out and as a Northampton-based business, was keen for them to be the offsite provider.

Our delivery: All supply chain partners were engaged from the outset, MMC was designated as the procurement route and our 2D panelised system agreed as the best solution for the site. Applying best practice manufacturing principles, a standardised pattern book design was used for all units which delivered significant advantages in terms of both time and cost through design, engineering and production.

We started work on site on 26th March 2018 and the superstructure build time was complete within six weeks as planned. Our scope consisted of insulated external walls, internal load-bearing walls, cassette floors and flat roof cassettes, parapet panels – and to supply the crane.

“Delivering new homes in Spring Boroughs is a significant project for NPH and for the community. Along with others on my team, I share a keen professional interest in offsite construction and the role it must play in helping to build communities of the future.

“Our delivery partnership working with Willmott Dixon and Fusion Building Systems embraced the advantages which modern methods of construction presents and I’m pleased at how well they worked with us to deliver what the community told us they needed.”

Mike KayCEO, Northampton Partnership Homes