16 December 2016

First steps towards demo home

The first stage of the Cygnus homes demonstration building has been completed at our Duxford premises with the installation of the ring beam and underground services.

Dining Area

Site preparation for the Cygnus homes demonstration house has commenced at our premises in Duxford. Site Investigation work is taking place for the specific foundation design, ahead of the demonstration build taking place in the New Year.

The work is being done by Shanco, a part of the Cygnus homes delivery team. As specialist Principal Contractors for the modular and portable buildings sector, Shanco boasts a management team with more than 40 years of combined experience.

Shanco MD Declan Armour said “It is significant to see Cygnus homes take this step forward and I am excited to being a part of the team supporting their innovative approach to the delivery of homes in the UK. We have been working with Cygnus homes for over a year developing and refining the foundation design. We have produced a standardised ring beam solution, which integrates with the fabric and patent pending E-Riser services locator to ensure we can efficiently deliver the site installation that is required.”
Cygnus homes CEO Roger Walker added “As we implement the delivery of the demonstration build, the quality of the homes product and the delivery team we have assembled is becoming apparent. The site investigation works are in themselves a small step but hugely symbolic for us, as we progress the program to deliver our homes into the market in 2017.”