Eastern Gateway Phase 3



LoCaL Homes and Accord Housing Association completed its Eastern Gateway development in 2016.The site consisted of 25 number  2 bed apartments across 3 storeys  and two 3 bedroom houses. All units were for affordable rent.


Design Brief:

All of the Apartments  were manufactured at the LoCaL Homes facility in Walsall  and were delivered to site fully clad and with windows fitted in the factory. The units were manufactured in a factory controlled environment with ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations as well as OHSAS 18001 accreditation. The LoCaL Homes facility also has TRADA Q Mark for traceability through production and also is Gold Standard accredited by the STA.

All of the homes tested post completion have achieved less than three exchanges of air an hour and have also bettered building regulation sound tests by 10 db.

The LoCal Homes system is a 200mm thick stand alone closed panel timber frame and as such has a U-value of .18 as standard through the wall providing excellent thermal performance and as a result Accord have tenants who are paying less than £350 per year for their heating, a significant saving against their pervious traditionally built  homes. Alongside this Accord can and have evidenced that the rent arrears are significantly lower, by over 50%, in the units manufactured by LoCaL Homes than they are in the traditionally built homes.

The images below show the finished product on site was a true delivery of the architectural design and this further evidences the flexibility of the off site system along with the quality of the build provided by Accord Construction services and LoCaL Homes.  This was an example of the system being utilised in a town area setting.


Key Information

Start Date: March 2015
End Date: October 2016
Project Value:  £3,428,628