Totally Modular | Case Studies


Client :



The ‘Littlethorpe’ development was a pilot scheme for Citizen Housing. We delivered a full turnkey solution whereby we transformed a redundant infill site, suffering from blight,  into two highly energy efficient houses.

The houses were installed onsite in less than 48 hours and received an A+ EPC rating compared to the national average of a D rating.  The houses were completed offsite within a controlled factory, they exceeded building regulations therefore providing higher manufacturing solutions with lower risk and greater speed, cost-effectiveness and consistency.

Client Overview

Citizen have identified up to 120 garage sites located in Coventry which have the potential to provide up to 650 new homes. Recognising the impact on surrounding communities in delivering these small infill sites the decision was made to explore modular construction options, as they were not commercially viable for traditional development.

Built in Compliance with...



Tenure - Affordable Rent

Location - Littlethorpe, Coventry

Contract Type - Full Turnkey Solution

No. of Homes - 2

Dwelling Type - 2B4P & 3B4P Houses

Project Role - Principal Contractor


The partnership between ourselves and Citizen Housing is clear…

  1. The Need – Coventry City Council need more local, affordable housing.
  2. The Developers- A local housing association, Citizen Housing, who have the land and demand from the local
  3. The Manufacturer- a local MMC manufacturer that can offer low carbon, turnkey housing solutions that supports a local supply chain- which is us Totally Modular.
  4. The Support – Homes England – ‘Making Homes Happen’ – Unlocking Land & Investment.

The words of resident Mr Dair sum up the real value of the development
“This has changed our lives” as he and his family lived in temporary accommodation before moving into the 2 bedroom home.

Site Conditions: 

Brownfield, Infill site. Disused, demolished scout hut suffering from blight.

Installation Duration: 

Less than 48 hours.

Low Carbon Homes.

  • Both houses scored a 98/100 Co² rating, predicting each house will only generate just 2 tonnes of Co²  every year, compared to a UK average of 6 tonne.
  • The offsite production reduces waste by up to 80% and helps reduce CO2by 50% when compared to traditional site construction.
  • No gas- goodbye dirty energy!
  • The solar panels with battery backup guarantee residents a 20% saving on their fuel bills which will help combat fuel poverty.
  • An ASHP and MVHR system to manage air quality.
  • Increased wall insulation as a fabric first solution.
  • Reduced our carbon footprint through reduced deliveries to site.


Technology Used: 

  • Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery
  • Solar PV and Battery
  • Air Source Heat Pump

EPC Rating: 

  • 97 & 98 - Awarded an A -
    top 1% for energy efficiency in new builds in the UK.

Running Costs:

  • Annual analysis presentated total running costs at £1.48 a day for the 3 bedroom 5 person house.


There was only three defects reported in total across both properties. All the defects were related to settlement.

This is Citizens smallest ever defect report for a new build.


WINNER: Offsite Award

Constructing Excellence Midlands Awards


Offsite Award
Constructing Excellence National Award

Innovation Award
Constructing Excellence Midlands Awards

Best Approach to Modular Construction
Inside Housing Development Awards

Adoption of BIM within Affordable Housing
Constructing Excellence Midlands Awards

Social Housing Project of the Year
Offsite Awards

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Totally Modular Ltd
Cradley Business Park
Overend Rd
Cradley Heath
B64 7DW

+44(0)1384 880630