Akela engineers new affordable housing business with Connect Modular

Akela engineers new affordable housing business with Connect Modular

Akela Ground Engineering has completed works at an affordable homes site in North Ayrshire after winning a new contract with Connect Modular.

The site in Afton Court, Stevenston, saw Akela undertake pile and beam works for the modular housing company.

Akela Ground Engineering began work on the £1.3 million development on the 23rd January with completion of construction expected in late summer of this year. It is the first time that the two companies have worked together.

The development comprises six modern, energy efficient, accessible bungalows and is delivered on behalf of North Ayrshire Council. The one and two-bedroom units are split across two blocks and are being built on the former Afton Court Sheltered Housing site.

Paul Winters, managing director at Akela Ground Engineering said: “After investing heavily in new technology and innovation over the past year, Akela is now even better placed to help our clients deliver projects more efficiently and with cost savings.

“This is a small and confined inner town site so it demanded technical and operational expertise. Akela has years of experience in this field and we partnered with the Connect Modular team for the first time to deliver our works on this project quickly and without disruption to the public.

“Just like Akela Ground Engineering, Connect Modular is embracing new and innovative construction methods. We are proud to have worked so closely with them to help deliver this much needed housing within the Stevenston community.”

Jennifer Higgins, chair and founder of Connect Modular, said: “Modular homes provide a faster, more efficient and higher quality build process. Working with Akela Ground Engineering has helped Connect Modular meet and surpass these standards and they have completed their works with professionalism. We continue to work at pace to deliver these fantastic modern, affordable homes for North Ayrshire Council.”

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