Aerial photograph of Bulford, SFA scheme

Taylor Lane Secures Large Defence Housing Scheme

Taylor Lane Timber Frame Ltd has been awarded a contract by Lovell, part of UK construction and regeneration group Morgan Sindall Group plc, 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 Salisbury Plain Service Family Accommodation (SFA) Scheme is one of the company’s largest-ever projects and will see Taylor Lane Timber Frame design, manufacture and deliver timber frame kits for erection on two of the three sites, Bulford and Larkhill.  The Hereford-based manufacturer is supplying its 140mm timber frame system with pre-insulated panels for three and four bedroom detached and semi-detached houses and bungalows.  Construction is underway on the first service family accommodation site at Bulford.

Lovell is working to complete 917 homes by May 2020, with Taylor Lane handing over 13 plots per week.

Lovell major projects director, John Leary, says, “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.”

About Salisbury Plain SFA scheme:

On November 22, 2017, Lovell was awarded the contract to deliver of 917 homes (Service Families’ Accommodation (SFA)) on Salisbury Plain by May 2020.  The scheme is part of the British Army Basing Programme and this exciting and exceedingly challenging scheme was brought to market via the Southern Construction Framework. This ground-breaking project will deliver in excess of 20 house per week, across three sites on Salisbury Plain.  To execute this scheme, we will be drawing on a highly qualified, dedicated team and quality partnerships with subcontractors working at the cutting edge of construction to produce high quality, low rise Service family accommodation for our Service personnel returning from Germany.



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