• Marcus Learoyd

More good news for Corby

Modular house builder TopHat is to open an enormous new housing factory in Corby next year.

At 650,000 sq ft in size it will be bigger than rival L&G’s 550,000 sq ft warehouse in Sherburn-in-Elmet near Leeds.

The Goldman Sachs-backed house builder aims to employ the latest robotics technology to manufacture and distribute up to 4,000 homes per year.

If it reaches full production, it could produce up to “one-house-an-hour”.

Goldman Sachs’ fresh injection of investment builds on the success of TopHat’s existing site in Derby, which produces up to 800 homes per year.

The new Corby facility will be 11 football pitches in size, with construction due to start later this year at logistics developer’s GLP’s Magna Park site.

Jordan Rosenhaus, CEO and Founder of TopHat, said: “Our new facility will increase our capacity to over 4,500 homes a year.

“Our homes are designed to be beautiful and green, being low-carbon to build and much cheaper to run.

“We are also delighted to be creating 1,000 new jobs in Corby supported by a major investment in training through the TopHat Academy.”

Written by Aaron Morby,

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