Following on from the Innovate UK “Enabling Housing for Inclusive Growth” partnership with Bristol City Council, Tempohousing are now working alongside AWW and the council to produce 12 one-bedroom modular homes at Marshall’s Walk, Innscourt in Bristol.

The site comprises of 12 one bed studio apartments. These will be offered as move on accommodation which will give people who currently live in either temporary or emergency accommodation the ability to move into a more permanent home. There will be a landscaped communal area to the rear and an avenue of trees along Marshalls walk.

The building design takes a fabric first approach ensuring the walls, roofs, floors and openings are designed to minimise any heat loss. Offsite construction will enable a more efficient construction programme with reduced material waste. Renewable energy from photovoltaics and air source heat pumps will be used to power and heat the homes to achieve zero carbon emissions The aim is to provide genuinely affordable, high-quality homes that prevent fuel poverty, improve air quality and foster a more bio-diverse and nature-rich environment.

Although modular buildings are constructed differently, we still ensure compliance with all standard UK Building Regulations and are meeting Part L and Part M of the regulations. In addition, we are currently undergoing our BOPAS accreditation. Adopting minimum space standards, we are able to guarantee levels of comfort and wellbeing, whilst at the same time satisfying the requirements of the UK’s planning departments for density of land use.

Looking to the future Tempohousing has teamed up with an energy company to provide sustainable energy solutions on all our builds, further advancing our mission to fight fuel poverty. Our Tempo-Energy Platform will revolutionise energy and provide potentially valuable income streams for councils and social housing providers.