Modern Methods of Construction in Hexham
Using modern methods of construction to help create affordable retirement communities.
High-quality retirement communities combine the independence of living in your own property, with areas to socialise with like-minded people, and peace of mind thanks to on-site care and support teams, plus a 24/7 emergency call system. While they can help the older generation stay healthy and active, high construction costs have made these communities a limited option, not available in many areas of the country. McCarthy Stone, the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, has partnered with Sigmat to use its Light Gauge Steel Framing offsite 'type 2' structural solution across 40 sites, including a pilot scheme in Hexham. This approach can deliver retirement communities faster and at a lower cost, increasing the availability and affordability of this form of retirement living.
Innovation type: Kit of parts, Manufacturing, Offsite
Organisation type: Private sector client