Modular house builder TopHat to open new factory in Northampton

TopHat manufactures homes along production lines, as seen here at its Derby site.

Modular house builder TopHat has announced it will open a new cutting-edge facility in Corby, Northampton next year. 

The new 650,000sq ft factory, equivalent to 11 football pitches, builds on the success of TopHat’s existing site in Derby which already produces up to 800 homes per year.  

The new facility will bring together the latest robotics and TopHat’s own technology to manufacture and distribute up to 4,000 homes per year - equivalent to a home every hour. 

Every home that rolls off the factory’s production lines will be highly energy-efficient and capable of achieving zero-carbon.

The project will also see the creation of 1,000 jobs plus a training academy will be established in partnership with local colleges.

The new Corby facility will be the anchor tenant in the new Magna Park site being developed by GLP, a leading global logistics development manager, as part of a multi-million-pound investment in the site. 

Construction will begin later in the year, with the facility expected to be delivering its first homes by the end of 2023. 

Goldman Sachs-backed housebuilder TopHat says it is at the forefront of a house-building revolution, applying robotics and lean manufacturing techniques to increase housing supply, improve quality, reduce costs and protect the environment. 

Its homes are low carbon to build and ultra-low energy to run, significantly reducing living costs at a time of extremely high energy prices. 

Jordan Rosenhaus, CEO and founder of TopHat, said: “TopHat’s 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. 

“TopHat is playing a leading role in transforming home building in the UK, improving quality, reducing costs and protecting the environment. We are also delighted to be creating 1,000 new jobs in Corby supported by a major investment in training through the TopHat Academy.”

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