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Homes England appoints House by Urban Splash to create 228 MMC homes in Warrington

Homes England has appointed MMC housebuilder House by Urban Splash to deliver 228 new homes at the Grappenhall Woods site in Warrington.

House by Urban Splash will develop the site, which makes up the final phase of Homes England’s Grappenhall Heys scheme.

Outline planning permission has already been granted for the project, with an online public consultation having been launched. 

The plans show proposals for a central copse running through the neighbourhood, providing 2,800 sq m of green space and play areas.

Nathan Cornish, director at Urban Splash, said: “We really are thrilled to have been selected by Homes England for this site, where we plan to extend the existing neighbourhood, deliver more much needed homes, and bringing our innovative, modern housebuilding concept into new parts of the North West.

“We really are excited about this site; it’s close to our head office in Manchester, but it’s a very different market — that’s why we’re planning to bring a range of new house types here.

“We’ve already been successful in doing that in places like New Islington in Manchester, Port Loop in Birmingham, Irwell Riverside in Salford, and Smith’s Dock in North Shields; adding Warrington to the mix will help us reach more homeowners who want to create their own home and live well by design.”

House by Urban Splash formed its partnership with Homes England and major housebuilder Sekisui House in a £90m deal in 2019.

All of the factory-built homes in the company’s portfolio are created using MMC to customer specifications.

“The approach greatly reduces build time and is a more sustainable solution to housebuilding,” Nathan stated.

“We can’t wait to give local people in Grappenhall more details and look forward to engaging with the local community in the coming weeks.”

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