Engie and housing association Bolton at Home have started work on a 22-home development in Little Lever.
The 22 houses, which will be available for affordable rent, will be built off-site in Yorkshire by Ilke Homes, before being assembled on the site off Victory Road by Engie.
Funded by Homes England, the scheme includes a mix of two and three-bedroom properties. According to Engie, the development is the first of its type in Bolton.
Steve Gregory, head of new build at Engie, said: “We’re incredibly excited about this project as it will provide Bolton with their first off-site manufactured homes.
“These new homes will be a fantastic addition to Bolton and we look forward to starting this project and working closely with our partners to provide new opportunities for families and support the regeneration of the local area.”
Paul Philbin, head of development at Bolton at Home, said: “These homes will be a first for Bolton for this method of construction for affordable housing and are also among the first of their kind in the country at this scale. We’re proud to be embracing these modern methods of construction which have the potential to be the future for of us in terms of the way we deliver new affordable homes.
“Once complete, there’s no way of knowing by looking at them, or by being inside them, that these homes are manufactured off-site – they look and feel like any traditionally built home. The fact that the homes are factory made also means that overall fewer deliveries, wagons and contractors are needed on site, which means less disruption for local residents.”
Elsewhere in the local authority, Bolton at Home is bringing forward part of a 118-home scheme on Chorley Street alongside Watson Homes and fellow housing association Irwell Valley Homes; plans were submitted in March this year.