All 81 homes will be either one- or two-bed and built using modern methods of construction, involving prefabrication and off-site assembly.
Some 60 of these homes will be specifically designed for residents aged over 55.
The apartments will form part of Urban Splash’s 406-home development in Northstowe.
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Nathan Cornish, director at Urban Splash, added: “It is our ambition to make modular housing more widely available and accessible to a range of occupiers; we are delighted, therefore, [to] be working with our long-term partners Homes England — as well as our new partners at South Cambridgeshire District Council — to make this happen at Northstowe.”
This is part of Homes England’s long-term project to deliver 8,500 new homes in Northstowe by 2040.
Paul Kitson, director for markets, partners and place at Homes England, added: “The choice of MMC [modern methods of construction] homes for our first neighbourhood at the new town will greatly increase the pace of delivery and offer residents greater energy efficiency.”