McCarthy Stone to Build 40 New Retiree Community Sites Using MMC

McCarthy Stone has announced that it will develop 40 new retirement community sites which will be built using modern construction methods (MMC)

The first sites in Broadstairs, Stratford-on-Avon, Warminster and West Bridgford will be under construction this year, with 10 more to be delivered in 2023, followed by 25 in 2024.

The MMC solution will be delivered in partnership with Sigmat using its green and dynamic off-site structural solution Light Gauge Steel Framing (LGSF). The partnership recently received NHBC Accepts Accreditation for its unique apartment system using LGSF.

Using MMC will allow McCarthy Stone to accelerate the delivery of high quality, energy efficient and affordable retirement homes for seniors.

The program is also helping the government’s heating and building strategy to reduce carbon emissions, as every retirement community built using MMC will see an improvement in building performance compared to those built using traditional methods. .

One of the first retirement community developers to offer off-site housing

The company is one of the first retirement community developers to begin delivering off-site built housing, and the only one to deliver it nationwide.

McCarthy Stone recently opened its first MMC retirement community in Hexham, Northumberland, reducing typical construction times by 15%. Future programs are expected to reduce by 25%.

John Tonkiss, CEO of McCarthy Stone, said, “MMC is a game changer. Sigmat’s unique solution will further increase the quality of our constructions, control our costs and, most importantly, build more energy efficient and greener communities.

Aim to build 50% of all new retirement communities using MMC

“This announcement paves the way for a more profitable and sustainable future, and our long-term goal now is to build 50% of all our new retirement communities in this way. The new NHBC accreditation also adds additional assurance and certainty.

Construction Minister Lee Rowley MP said: “I am delighted to see that McCarthy Stone will extend its commitment to providing more retirement homes using modern building methods.

“Their cleaner, cheaper way to build is helping the UK achieve its net zero targets while providing high quality homes for our aging population.”

NHBC accepts accreditation

Paul Smith, Managing Director of Sigmat, commented: “This is an extremely exciting collaboration for McCarthy Stone and Sigmat. We are delighted to have been selected as McCarthy Stone’s LGSF partner of choice in their journey to fully adopt MMC and the benefits it brings.

“By partnering with McCarthy Stone, we are committed to setting new standards in the supply of nursing home portfolios, supplying quality NHBC approved structures, manufactured off-site at our Leeds manufacturing facility for the UK market. retirements.”

Richard Lankshear, NHBC Senior Director of Technical Services, added: “We are delighted to welcome the McCarthy Stone MMC system to NHBC Accepts.

“McCarthy Stone is one of the first developers to achieve this certification in conjunction with the UK’s largest supplier LGSF and we know from feedback that once a product is given the NHBC Accepts green light, it creates confidence in quality, long-term sustainability and traceability.

“We actively assess the quality of construction on site and off site to verify that each product is suitable and acceptable to meet the standards set out to achieve our ten year NHBC Buildmark Guarantee.”

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