Social housing provider Accord has taken a lease on an industrial site to house its off-site homes manufacturing facility.

Accord, which provides affordable homes and social care to 80,000 people across the Midlands, has signed a lease at Airfield 55, a 55,693 sq ft speculative development at Airfield 55 in Aldridge, Walsall being built by Trebor Developments.

The organisation now plans to move to the new site this summer from where it will manufacture its off-site manufacturing closed-panel timber frames.

It will also increase manufacturing to include its own windows and its H-pod, an integrated kitchen and bathroom unit.

Alan Yates, executive commercial director at Accord, said: “Building on our six years’ successful experience of off-site manufacturing, Accord’s vision is to increase production of our award-winning timber framed homes through our successful LoCaL Homes business.

“We have ambitious plans for our new factory and plan to increase annual production to over 1,000 homes per year. We are experiencing real growth in the business by working in partnership with other Housing Associations and Local Authorities across the country.”

Andrew Cosnett, Partner at Bromwich Hardy comments

” We are delighted to have advised Trebor Developments in this recent letting having been involved in the scheme from inception. Airfield 55 is a quality building built to a high specification and it is no surprise the building has let prior to completion of construction works”

Matt Tilt, director of industrial and logistics at LSH, acted for Accord