Readie was appointed to construct the 150,000 sqft factory and a 15,500sqft office building on a 10-acre site in Northfleet, following an in-depth tender process, which the company won due to its innovative use of prefabricated elements.
As main contractor, Readie will work in association with UMC Architects, consulting engineering companies TR Collier Associates and Hoare Lea, and chartered surveyors and construction consultants Martin Arnold.
Groundworks have already begun on the site, with construction of shell and core set for completion in early 2019 ready for the internal fit-out of production and office spaces to commence in spring 2019.
When finished, Berkeley Modular's factory will produce finished modules complete with plumbing, electrics, and internal finishing, including flooring and fittings that can be configured to form housing units.
The development will create up to 240 permanent jobs that will include opportunities for full-time, direct employment and training for local people.