Modular developer Starship to deliver Wirral project

Modular homes specialist Starship will deliver 13 ‘carbon zero’ factory-built homes at a brownfield site in Wirral for Liverpool housing association Onward Homes. Tony McDonough reports

Starship CEO Dave Dargan with team of directors and Richard O’Neill of Onward Homes


Modular home builder Starship is to deliver a “carbon zero” development for Liverpool housing association Onward Homes in Wirral.

Birkenhead-based Starship is a specialist in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC). It builds the homes in its factory in Wirral Waters and then installs them on site in a fraction of the time of a conventional build.

This development in Wallasey for Onward will see 13 homes installed across a 64,000 sq ft site. Called Greenleas, the project will use eco-friendly construction methods, maximising the performance of the building’s outer layer by prioritising energy efficiency.

It is being supported by Homes England and the Liverpool City Region Brownfield Land Fund, which has allocated £195,000 to the project.

Located on undeveloped land at the bottom of Greenleas Close, the three-bedroom homes will be built with strong eco-credentials, holding an EPC rating of A. 

Each will be installed with an air source heat pump and other low carbon technologies. Starship claims this will improve energy efficiency by 300-400%.

Dave Dargan, co-founder and chief executive of Starship, said: “At Starship, we are purpose driven to build better, and we have a strong commitment to low-carbon living, ensuring that everything we do is led by our commitment to the green agenda.

“Forming a partnership with Onward Homes is an exciting opportunity for us to continue delivering gold-standard, carbon zero homes and developing long-lasting communities with sustainability at their core.

“Greenleas will become a fantastic new addition to Wallasey, providing people with modern homes in the heart of one of Wirral’s most up and coming areas.”

In January LBN reported Starship had secured finance to take on a £4m project at Egerton Village in Wirral Waters that will comprise restaurants, shops and art studios. Wirral Council will fund 40% of the development.

Onward Homes is one of the largest providers of social housing in the North West, with more than 35,000 homes across the region. This development is Starship’s first project with Onward Homes and is expected to be completed in just over 40 weeks.

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The MMC homes will be built in Starship’s Wirral Waters based factory, with each home taking a week to build and a day and a half to be installed on site.

Bronwen Rapley, chief executive of Onward Homes, added: “Starship’s cutting-edge homes promise to make a real difference in this part of Wallasey.

“They will help local people take their first steps on the property ladder while ‘treading lighter’ on the local environment through sustainable design and manufacturing.”

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