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Large UK house builder reopens East
Midlands timber frame factory
One of the largest house builders in the UK has reopened the timber frame manufacturing facility it acquired as part of a merger last year.
Vistry Group has announced the reopening of the timber frame manufacturing plant it acquired as part of its combination with Countryside Partnerships. The mega facility has been newly branded as Vistry Works East Midlands.
Vistry announced in November last year that it had completed its £1.2bn merger with Countryside, with the new combined company becoming the second-biggest house builder in the UK, behind Barratt Homes.
The newly branded Vistry Works East Midlands factory is a 356,000 sqft facility that has the capacity to deliver in excess of 6,000 homes per year. This, in addition to Vistry’s existing two factories in Warrington and Leicester, with a delivery capacity of 5,000 homes a year, creates a strong strategic asset for the group to deliver MMC at scale.
The new factory is expected to deliver over 2,000 homes in its first year of operation, with approximately 40% of these for new sites. In addition to supplying new homes with open panel frames for the Group’s mixed-tenure Countryside Partnerships business and housebuilding business, the new MMC facility will facilitate the delivery of homes to meet the Future Homes Standard which comes into operation in 2025.
Source: Vistry Group