Northcotts, Watford

Elements Europe have been appointed as the Main Contractor to deliver 18 homes for affordable rent on the site of the former Northcotts complex in Abbots Langley for Watford Community Housing .

The site will be redeveloped using offsite manufacturing. Works on site started on 27/06/2022 with flats scheduled for completion by 2023.

The process will involve the design, planning, manufacture and pre-assembly of modular construction elements and components in an offsite factory environment.

Simon Underwood CEO of Elements Europe said:
“We are really excited to have secured this project with our forward-thinking client. Watford Community Housing Trust is showing its leadership and commitment to the future by embracing a modular solution for this development from the outset. Leading a wider group of 20 housing providers – ‘The Hertfordshire Offsite Manufacturing Programme’ – this project will enable Watford Housing Community Trust and Elements Europe to demonstrate all the benefits of this form of construction and the positive impact on the environment for many more to see. We look forward to further projects of this type over the next few years with the programme”.

It is proven that modular construction provides quicker build times and numerous environmental benefits including reducing on-site waste, energy usage and fewer vehicle movements.


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  • Client:

    Watford Community Housing

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  • Architect:

    Michael Dyson Associates