DCLG Secretary visits McCarthy & Stone development

DCLG Secretary visits McCarthy & Stone development

MP Sajid Javid gained an insight from McCarthy and Stone into the benefits of using Porotherm technology at its sites.

Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has paid a visit to a McCarthy and Stone Assisted Living development where construction at the site is well underway. Mr Javid met with McCarthy and Stone’s Construction Director, Tim Lightfoot, to discuss plans for the site, as well as the company’s broader commitment to build more specialist housing options for the over-70s.

Sajid Javid MP said: “In order to build a country that works for everyone we must ensure that we are building all types of housing, so that everyone has a safe and secure place to live.”

During his visit, Mr Javid saw the porotherm clay block system being implemented at the development. Porotherm clay blocks can be laid much quicker than concrete blocks; and they provide better insulation and are more environmentally sustainable. Using the porotherm technology will allow McCarthy and Stone to build 58 individual, self-contained apartments in just 12 months compared to the usual 15-16 month standard build length.

Tim Lightfoot, Construction Director for McCarthy and Stone, commented: “Porotherm is precise, simple and fast. It has allowed us to reduce the overall build programme at this site by circa 20% which is fantastic, and it delivers a quality of build far superior to traditional methods of wall construction.”

Image: (L-R) Tim Lightfoot, MP Sajid Javid and Steve Delorean laying porotherm bricks

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