Sunday, June 26, 2022

Europe’s largest modular housing factory set for Corby

TopHat, the 3D modular house builder, is to open a new, 650,000 sq ft facility in Corby, Northamptonshire in 2023, equivalent to the size of 11 football pitches.

This major investment builds on the success of TopHat’s existing site in Derby which already produces up to 800 homes per year.

The new facility will bring together the latest robotics and TopHat’s proprietary technology to manufacture and distribute up to 4,000 homes per year. One thousand new, green economy jobs across a wide range of roles will be created and a training academy will be established in partnership with local colleges.

The new Corby facility will be the anchor tenant in the new Magna Park site being developed by GLP, the global logistics development manager, as part of a multi-million-pound investment in the site. Construction will begin later in the year, with the facility expected to be delivering its first homes by the end of 2023.

Jordan Rosenhaus, CEO and founder of TopHat, said: “TopHat’s new facility will increase our capacity to over 4,500 homes a year. Our homes are designed to be beautiful and green, being low-carbon to build and much cheaper to run. TopHat is playing a leading role in transforming home building in the UK, improving quality, reducing costs and protecting the environment. We are also delighted to be creating 1,000 new jobs in Corby supported by a major investment in training through the TopHat Academy.”

James Atkinson, development director of GLP, said: “We are delighted that TopHat will be the anchor tenant for our new Magna Park in Corby bringing not only investment and jobs to the local community but also delivering innovative new homes which will be an important part of our future.”

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