Modular homebuilder Framespace plans to hire another 150 people as it opens a new €8m (c.£6.6m) factory in Longford, Ireland.
The offsite home supplier – which says its products can help meet the Government’s social and affordable housing targets – is now hiring for roles in design, engineering and general operations.
In a statement today, the company said it was set to double production to deliver 1,100 homes a year by 2025.
Framespace manufactures pre-finished floor, wall, and roof panels which can be assembled into homes of up to seven stories in a matter of hours.
The system reduces construction time by as much as 40% compared to more traditional building methods, Framespace estimates.
The investment in the Longford facility has been supported by Enterprise Ireland and Longford’s Local Enterprise Office.
Robert Troy, Minister of State for trade promotion, said: “Framespace Solutions will play a pivotal role in the delivery of the Government’s ‘Housing for All’ strategy by providing a sustainable alternative to traditional forms of construction.
“Framespace is already a regionally significant company and a key stakeholder in the construction sector with strong export ambitions, and the news of its expansion in Longford is very welcome.”
Declan Murtagh, chief executive of Framespace Solutions, added: “We all know Ireland has a housing crisis and offsite housing provides a solution that will help accelerate delivery of new homes as its adoption increases. We are proud to be opening the factory here in Longford today.
“The initial investment programme has provided us with the capacity to deliver over 500 new homes a year. During the next phase of our growth, we plan to add a further 150 people to our workforce with the aim of doubling our production levels by 2025.”
Image: The Framespace factory in Co. Longford (Credit: Framespace)
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