This follows the company’s announcement earlier this year of its plans to invest £55m in the development of the factory, which is expected to produce 3000 houses or 4500 flats a year.
The spokesperson commented: “Our timetable has moved on since our initial expectation at the beginning of the year but our core focus is instead on getting the best possible factory in place to deliver the highest quality product to customers. If that means being flexible with our timings and doing things properly at the outset to achieve this goal then we are more than comfortable with that.”
The factory is the largest offsite manufacturing facility in Europe and is expected to be the first of half a dozen or so. The homes are designed to be wholly factory-built and will include white goods, soft furnishings such as carpets and curtains and televisions.