Hill Group hands over modular homes to Torridge District Council (GB)

Hill Group hands over modular homes to Torridge District Council (GB)

The Hill Group has handed over six new modular homes to Torridge District Council to address homelessness in Devon. The purpose-built DuoHaus and SoloHaus homes are intended to provide follow-on temporary accommodation for people, including couples, who may be experiencing homelessness.


The modular homes were launched through Hill’s philanthropic initiative, Foundation 200, a €19.9m pledge to design, manufacture, and donate 200 modular, single-person homes (SoloHaus) to homeless charities and local authorities by 2025.  DuoHaus, a larger model of the successful SoloHaus has been designed with couples in mind and features additional bedroom space and a double bed.


In collaboration with homelessness charities, the SoloHaus and DuoHaus models have been designed to offer emergency housing support. The homes arrive fully furnished, easy to install and secure, and are highly energy-efficient. The council is using these homes to support a large number of households who have lost their homes due to a severe shortage of private rental properties in Devon.


Andy Hill OBE, Group Chief Executive at The Hill Group said. “We are pleased to hand over three SoloHaus homes for single people, and for the first time, three DuoHaus for couples who are affected by a lack of housing supply, to Torridge District Council, bolstering its efforts to tackle homelessness. This is the first time we have delivered modular homes in Devon, and we are confident they will make a tangible difference to residents’ lives by providing secure, modern, and comfortable accommodation to enable them to get back on their feet and regain the dignity they deserve."


Hamish Cameron, Project Manager, Torridge District Council said: “We are delighted to have acquired these six homes which are already helping alleviate the housing challenges within the district and we are primarily using them to home people that are experiencing homelessness and this remains an important aspect of our strategy to support these needs in the local community.  Notably, their high-quality design and energy efficiency, will ensure they offer a comfortable and affordable place to live.


SoloHaus and DuoHaus homes are manufactured by Volumetric Modular from its factory in the West Midlands. Fabrication takes just 15 days, and on-site installation can be even quicker, making the homes an ideal solution for addressing accommodation shortages swiftly.


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