Production of steel-framed modular homes is now underway at a County Durham factory that is promising more than 300 jobs.
The milestone – along with the announcement of initial contracts – has been marked by CoreHaus with an official opening of its 20,000 sq ft unit on Jade Business Park, Murton, near Seaham.
A five-year plan will see CoreHaus producing around 1,000 modular homes a year, which will result in more than 300 people working across the business.
The homes will be built using what are know as ‘modern methods of construction’ (MMC) which result in high quality homes, built faster, with engineered precision and expected lower energy bills.
Since moving into its first UK manufacturing facility at Jade Business Park in County Durham, CoreHaus has been recruiting while also securing new commercial contracts.
The company – now employing 12 people, has agreed to provide modular homes to regional housebuilder Homes by Carlton at its Thorpe Thewles site and a national social enterprise charity.
CoreHaus managing director Scott Bibby explained: “The housing market remains incredibly buoyant with demand continuing to outstrip supply. There’s some extremely positive collaboration going on in the industry which will increase market share and strengthen the reputation of MMC.