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Project Etopia acquires Tribus Homes

Offsite eco developer Project Etopia has announced its acquisition of self-build specialist Tribus Homes.

The companies formed a partnership last year under the banner E-Tribus, but Project Etopia has now purchased the company, including its manufacturing facility in Devon.

Tribus uses the same structural insulated panels as its new owner, which can be fitted using the Project Etopia’s smart home technology.

The manufacturing facility acquired can produce 200 homes per year and will be used as an example of how micro factories can support councils’ housebuilding ambitions using offsite technology.

Project Etopia has a 2,000 home-per-year capacity unit in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

Lee McArdle, who co-founded Tribus Homes, will remain as its managing director, and a rebranding process will begin this year. 

Joseph Daniels, CEO at Project Etopia, commented: “We are delighted to formally bring Tribus Homes under the Etopia banner. 

“This acquisition means we can use Tribus Homes’ manufacturing facility in Devon to produce up to 200 new homes a year in the South West without needing to transport goods around the country, making developments much more sustainable. 

“The factory is a prime example of how a number of satellite, small-scale facilities can be positioned around the country to create local jobs and deliver homes.

“Tribus will continue to provide people with their dream self-build homes, all of which will feature the smart home and energy technology incorporated in all Etopia projects.”

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