Work underway on new modular Greenwich homes

After some time of inactivity the first modular elements of a new council housing project in Greenwich have been laid.

Greenwich councillors were in attendance to highlight progress n the scheme which is set to provide 32 homes at the former site of Sam Manners House.

The proposal was approved two years ago with homes set to assist with homeless household numbers which have more than doubled in four years to over 1,600.

Demolition underway on site in 2020

The council’s housing waiting list is also above 20,000.

Modules are made off-site by Modpods and installed by contractor Elkins Construction.

The project is set  to complete early in the new year.


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3 thoughts on “Work underway on new modular Greenwich homes

  • It seems it is a very slow process, it was supposed to have been finished already but they have only put down 3 small pieces, out of about 30. Let’s see how great these modular pieces really are.

  • Modular homes previously known as prefabs (pre-fabricated buildings were widely used after the war to ease the housing crisis and replace homes that was bombed in the blitz. They can make great little homes and with modern heating systems and energy efficient windows and doors can be cosy little homes.

  • 18 months after the first pods were installed they are all still vacant. This is because of shoddy workmanship that has led to major leaks which are proving very difficult to rectify. The whole site is a nightmare. I should know, I worked on it for long enough


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