Modular Construction Housing Development, Stockport

Stockport Homes

Nature of Work Undertaken

Following a competitive tender process, Michael Dyson Associates Ltd (MDA) was appointed to provide Employers Agent services to Stockport Homes (SH) on an affordable housing development consisting of 14 new dwellings for affordable rent on a site located at the rear of a Public House at Adswood Road, Cheadle.

The house types include:

  • 4 x 3-bed 5-person houses
  • 10 x 2-bed 4-person houses

Due to cost viability issues, MDA carried out a design review and cost analysis to produce a value for money report comparing traditional construction methods to a preferable modular system. Our assessment activities showed that on this site the modular build method was actually less expensive in overall terms, reduced the programme by six months and was therefore more favourable by providing greater value for money.  All 14 properties were subsequently built using a modular construction timber frame system produced off-site by Willerby Special Projects.

Services Provided

  • Employers Agent
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Principal Designer
  • Quality Inspections/Management

 Value

  • £1.7m