Partnership to unite MMC solutions and affordable social housing

Intrastack, part of the Saint-Gobain Off-Site Solutions division and leader in Light Gauge Steel Frame (LGSF) solutions, has announced it is working with domestic and commercial construction contractor, John Southworth. The collaboration looks to utilise modern methods of construction (MMC) to deliver affordable social housing to the North of England.

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With a current shortage of social housing in the UK, the collaboration comes at a time when investment into affordable housing is essential. In the Affordable Homes Programme (2021-26) by Homes England, it is outlined that 25% of homes were targeted to be built using MMC by 2026. By working together, Intrastack and John Southworth are helping to get closer to this target, providing more opportunities for affordable living.

The first collaborative project for Intrastack and John Southworth includes a scheme of 24 houses, of which Intrastack will be supplying the Light Gauge Steel Frame solution for selected properties. Looking to the future, additional projects are already in the pipeline for the businesses, with a key focus on using innovative MMC solutions from Intrastack for the affordable housing sector, projects include shared ownership, affordable and social rent properties.

Commenting on the new collaboration, Andy Higson, Business Director at Intrastack said; “We’re delighted to be working with John Southworth, a company that shares similar ideals and standards as Intrastack; using innovative build methods, providing projects which exceed industry best practice, all with a commitment to helping local communities.

“Together, we seek to provide the North of England with affordable homes through leveraging our LGSF solution. We’re thrilled to be working with John Southworth on upcoming projects and look forward to future opportunities to work together.”

Steven Brown, Director at John Southworth said; “Innovative, modern methods of construction are targeted build methods for John Southworth, and Intrastack’s solution not only meets our needs but exceeds them, with its precision, quality, recyclable benefits, and the longevity that light gauge steel offers as a construction material.

“We are excited to be able to work with Intrastack, Manchester City Council and One Manchester to integrate MMC into affordable social housing.”

Jackie Brown and Steven Brown
Jackie Brown and Steven Brown
Business Directors, John Southworth

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