Lovell awards contract to Taylor Lane Timber Frame to provide homes for relocating service personnel

Lovell has awarded Taylor Lane Timber Frame Ltd the contract to provide timber frame kits for 450 new homes for service personnel and their families, relocating from Germany to Wiltshire as part of the Army Basing Programme (ABP).

The Hereford-based manufacturer will design, manufacture and deliver timber frame kits for erection on two of the three sites, Bulford and Larkhill, for the Salisbury Plain Service Family Accommodation (SFA) scheme.

The project – one of the company’s largest-ever – is supplying its 140mm timber frame system with pre-insulated panels for three and four bedroom-detached and semi-detached houses and bungalows.

Lovell, part of UK construction and regeneration group Morgan Sindall Group plc, is working to complete 917 homes by May 2020, with Taylor Lane handing over 13 plots per week. Construction is underway on the first service family accommodation site at Bulford.

Lovell major projects director, John Leary, said: “Intelligent selection in supply chain assembly is essential in a project of this magnitude.  This stands across the trades but is clearly crucial on key packages such as timber frame.  The speed of build on the SFA scheme means that timber frame and thus an element of off-site manufacture was a given, but the choice of provider is the challenging piece.

“After an extensive selection process considering the country’s leading providers, we elected to partner with Taylor Lane.  We have worked successfully with Taylor Lane in the past and have only a positive history.  Importantly we have been entirely comfortable working together in a very open and transparent manner, developing design solutions and fashioning the technical and commercial package over a series of months.

“With a company of this stature and credential exhibiting such a supportive/collaborative approach, we are extremely confident in our ability to deliver the timber frames to programme, across each site.”



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