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ADOPTING THE MODPOD ATTITUDE

Born by bringing together two individuals with the same passion to provide desirable affordable living space across the UK, ModPods International is starting to play a central role in easing the national housing crisis.

Just Solutions Group was set up in 2007 and CEO Peter Farrelly joined forces with Andy Cornaby in 2017 after they realised they shared the same passion and formed ‘ModPods
International’ to create the key USPs to exceed client expectations and went on to design six unique architype pods to help satisfy the UK’s demographic challenges.

Compliant and accredited
• Offsite factory built
• Lift, load and lowered in place
• Click and use services – same day
occupation
• Desirable to live in
• Spacious, airy and modern
• Affordable.

Off the back of an existing relationship with Birmingham City Council, Andy Cornaby worked in conjunction with Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) to develop a prototype, a twostorey, two-bedroom pod that exceeds NDSS minimum living space standards as set by Homes England to house up to four people.Andy and his team in conjunction with BMHT finally secured the prototype design that lead to planning permission approval and the
transformation of a piece of derelict wasteland in the heart of Hockley,
Birmingham. Transforming this piece of land and lowering into position a state-of-the-art ModPod allowed the transfer of a tenant and his son to downsize from a four-bedroom family
home to a two-bedroom property. The BMHT Heaton Street project for Birmingham City Council (BCC), consisted of a two storey, twobedroom pod. The ground floor was delivered and sited at 12.30pm followed immediately by the first floor, docked, services instantly connected
and by 4pm ready to occupy. Delivered with all the furniture already installed and kindly donated by ‘Family Fund’. Received with excitement by Steve Dalloway and his development team from BCC who had been instrumental throughout the journey of initial design to final placement, the future vision of contemporary modular housing in Birmingham suddenly became reality and later endorsed by Birmingham City Council’s dignitary, councillors, planning committee and Homes England. A proud moment for ModPods and a future secured.
With the recent success of the BMHT prototype, BCC now intend to role out variations of the ModPod range across the city and currently have various sites identified and submitted to planning

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