New modular army set for barracks

January 22nd, 2019 in Home Group News

Kitchener Barracks Buckley House web-min

Home Group has unveiled plans to deliver 49 modular properties as part of a wider development in Chatham, Kent.

The affordable modular homes of shared ownership tenure will be located within Buckley House, and will consist of a mix of one and two bedroom units.

The six-storey building forms part of Kitchener Barracks, a 4.8-acre site with 302 residential units that will be delivered by modular developer Top Hat.

The 13 townhouses were purchased on the open market, but these will also be flipped to shared ownership by Home Group, providing additional affordable housing over and above that agreed for the scheme through the planning process.

Kitchener Barracks has a rich military heritage and now, over 250 years since the barracks buildings were originally built, this local landmark is being transformed into a vibrant new community with updated and refurbished buildings taking centre stage, and mature greenery being given a new lease of life.

Brian Ham, Executive Director Development at Home Group, said: “This is a wonderful development opportunity and we are delighted to be working with Top Hat, whose emerging reputation as a high quality manufacturer and builder of modular homes is widely recognised.

“Providing high quality modular homes to scale is a key focus for us, as is shown in our outstanding Gateshead Innovation Village project. This development partnership further cements our commitment.”

Completion is due in phases, culminating Spring 2021.