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Offsite Solutions wins £4.2m bathroom pod contract for Moda build-to-rent scheme

by Sion Geschwindt
Offsite Solutions wins £4.2m bathroom pod contract for Moda build-to-rent scheme

UK-based bathroom pod manufacturer Offsite Solutions has been appointed by principal contractor Midgard to provide 839 bathroom and shower pods for a new £260m build-to-rent neighbourhood under construction for Moda Living in Hove, Sussex.

Designed by Whittam Cox Architects, the six apartment buildings that form part of a new urban village at Sackville Road in Hove will provide 564 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments for rent to individuals and families.

The new community will also feature 50,000 sq.ft of commercial and co-working space, shops, cafés, and there are plans for 260 community care homes, a new public square, and extensive public realm and green space.

The built-to-rent scheme is due for completion early in 2024.

The £4.2m contract is Offsite Solutions’ fourth and largest for Moda to date, and brings the total number of pods ordered by the developer to over 2,600. 

This latest project follows the successful delivery of bathroom pods for Moda communities in Manchester and Liverpool.

Commenting on the choice bathroom pods for Sackville Road, Ryan Newman, project manager at Midgard, said: “Having worked with Offsite Solutions previously, I fully appreciate the benefits of factory production for bathrooms.

“Offsite manufacturing generates programme reductions and means less activity on site so there are fewer trades and interfaces to manage.

“We will simply drop the pods into position for rapid service connections. We also expect quality to be better and more consistent because the bathroom fitout takes place under factory conditions.”

James Stephens, managing director of Offsite Solutions, said: “We partnered with Moda and Midgard to engineer the pod solutions at the initial design stages of the Hove scheme.

“This early engagement maximises the benefits and efficiency of offsite manufacturing and standardisation, to the benefit of both the developer and the contractor.”

Offsite Solutions’ sister company, Deanestor, is also working on Sackville Road, providing kitchens and fitted wardrobes in a separate £3.7m fitout contract.

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