housing delivery. evolved

Leading the transition to a digitally designed precision manufactured residential product, built in scalable factories within the communities they serve.

  • WE CREATE A STANDARDISED MODULAR PRODUCT IN A LOCALISED FACTORY SETTING.
  • COMMUNITIES BUILDING THE HOMES THE COMMUNITIES NEED.
  • DELIVERING SOCIAL HOUSING IN A DYNAMIC WAY.
  • COLLABORATIVE FUNDING PROVISION AVAILABLE.
ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Our Vision.

“Leading the transition to a digitally designed precision manufactured residential product, built in scalable factories within the communities they serve.”

In order to tackle the affordable housing shortage head on, hatch. is revolutionising the housing delivery model by creating a standardised modular product created in a localised factory setting. These bespoke factories will in turn create jobs for the communities it is building the homes for, and generate income and sustainability for Housing Associations and Local Authorities.

To create the most compelling housing delivery enterprise, through accelerating the transition to a digitally designed, precision manufactured product, in scalable factories in the communities they serve. hatch. is striving to disrupt the status quo in housing delivery. We aim to become the leading deliverer, by discerning clients, for the UK housing market. Public & private sector clients are seeking partnerships with hatch., enabling them to optimise their housing portfolio in terms of time, cost and quality. These partnerships deliver the quality mixed-tenure housing required from local, precision manufacturing facilities, creating jobs, embedding skills and delivering a revenue stream. This approach truly enables the community to build the homes, the community needs.

As traditional housing delivery takes too long, we hatched a plan to:

  • Decrease build times
  • Increase quality and
  • Improve social outcomes

We are achieving this by using tried and tested modular technology. Modular technology that has been around for decades but we have improved and enhanced it by the creation of an advanced modular technology and design system – CLiCs. Our aim is to offer an alternative to the existing developer model and to focus on delivering real social impact by building affordable homes for communities and creating skilled jobs by using local assembly plants. Moreover, our housing product encompasses a holistic design that is recognised by official institutions and guarantees that our product meets all building standards. In particular, our fabric-first design and componentry process, with specific emphasis on fire protection, is far ahead of the market and makes our CLiCs system cutting edge.

Our Team.

hatch. brings together a collaborative and highly skilled team with significant modular manufacturing, construction, project management, financial and business development experience.

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Jonathan Pell
Chairman
Jonathan Pell
Chairman

Jonathan Pell is our Chairman.

Jonathan combines inspirational leadership with steely determination to ensure activities are based on a good financial footing.

Jonathan has generated explosive growth across a range of businesses including Datanomic. In this post, as CEO, he oversaw a twenty-fold increase in the company’s global customer base and compound revenue growth of over 105% over a period of four years. This was sufficient to see the company rank 11th in that year’s prestigious Tech Track 100 list of the fastest-growing independent UK technology companies, compiled by The Sunday Times.

Jonathan has held other senior finance positions at Convergys Corporation (NYSE – CVG), Geneva Technology, as well as Thomas Cook Retail and Semitool Inc.
Jonathan qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996 with Coopers and Lybrand, having gained a PhD at the University of East Anglia (AFRC and Hammersmith Hospital) and a BSc at the University of Wales, Bangor.

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Ella Mengru li
Investment Director
Ella Mengru li
Investment Director

Ms Mengru li (Ella) is our Investment Director.

Ella is Managing Director of Allenek Group Limited (AGL) and has significant property and investment experience. Ella graduated from Queen Mary University of London, and spent four years working in Sino- British Trading Institutions, before establishing AGL as a vehicle for overseas investors to invest in UK Property and Equity Investments.

Ella has closed several large-scale investment projects in the UK and has close links with a large number of Chinese enterprises and individuals seeking to invest in the UK. Ella is an active investor herself and also provides consultancy services to overseas investors, wishing to invest in high growth companies, whom Ella identifies as having significant potential.

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Gerard Walsh
CEO
Gerard Walsh
CEO

Gerard Walsh is our Chief Executive.

Gerard is hugely experienced in developing and leading businesses across a range of different industrial sectors.

Gerard’s career includes working at City law firms Slaughter and May and Cameron Mckenna, through to general management at Lehman Brothers, the French multi-national industrial building products manufacturer Saint-Gobain Group, specialist insurer Murray Lawrence (Bermuda) and Amlin plc before becoming CEO of specialist FCA corporate finance company Corporate Oxygen Limited. Gerard also founded a social enterprise that supports the growth of SMEs as the key to unlocking work opportunities and apprenticeships for young people.

Gerard has a degree in law, an MBA and is a graduate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, as well as professional qualifications as a solicitor and corporate financier, authorised and regulated by the FCA.

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Martin Sayers
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Martin Sayers
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Martin Sayers is our Chief Technology Officer.

Martin has over 30 years of experience in Modular Design and Manufacturing.

Martin is a practical ’hands-on’ Senior Executive with the experience and technical construction knowledge to ensure delivery of our product. He was responsible for the realisation of one of the largest Ministry of Defence Modular Contracts (worth over £100m) and the delivery of a number of high profile specialist modular developments, including residential schemes. He is Sales and Service orientated to ensure hard won clients always return. His track record includes: Managing Director (Modular Building’s) for 6 years and Company Director for 22 years (Steel Framed Buildings and Modular Building).

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Chris Spiceley
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Chris Spiceley
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Chris Spiceley is our Chief Operating Officer.

Chris understands Local Authority processes and Governance requirements. Chris delivered SBC, OBC for BSF programmes for two London boroughs as well as commercially successful developments and construction projects. Chris has over 14 years of experience gained with Mace and Lend Lease. Chris skillfully balances design integrity and end user satisfaction with commercial considerations. Chris is also a RIBA Stirling Prize Winner 2015.

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Iain Thayne
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Iain has been involved in delivering social housing across the South for over 30 years. He has a wide range of experience and roles working for both major Plc’s and private enterprises. In 2006 Iain set up and was MD of one of the first residential modular developers in the UK. This gave him a unique insight into the potential and benefits of a modular approach to housing. In his spare time Iain enjoys most sports, plays golf badly and has been learning Greek!

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Vivien Pell
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Vivien Pell
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Vivien Pell is our Chief Financial Officer.

Viv is passionate about helping businesses to achieve their ambitions, especially those in high-growth industries.
Trained by industry-leading global advisory firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and a specialist in audit and corporate recovery, Viv has been a Chartered Accountant for nearly 20 years.

After gaining extensive commercial experience within large corporate organisations, Viv switched to early-stage, fast growth businesses to feed her enthusiasm for helping entrepreneurs achieve their full potential. Following a series of successful roles within start-up and venture-capital-backed firms, for the last 7 years she has been deploying her expertise via JVP Consultants Ltd – supporting clients in a wide variety of industries, in the UK and abroad. 

Working With Us.

Parties working with us on specific projects include:

Scott Brownrigg – Architects’ Vision

  • They want to make the built environment better – architecturally, socially and morally.
  • They believe all their projects should generate an emotional response – passion, relevance and appropriateness.
  • They want to be at the vanguard of research, technology and sustainability to enable them to future proof their projects.
  • They believe that the whole of their practice is significantly greater than the sum of the individual parts.
  • Scott Brownrigg turn vision into action – and underpin action with vision.

3E Consult – Structural Engineers

  • Their team is at the forefront of structural design for the modular industry.
  • They use a holistic approach, encompassing the manufacture, distribution, operation and disposal of the modular structures.
  • They have developed systems for new modular concepts in sectors dominated by traditional technologies.
MARKETS

Our Markets.

We are working with Local Authorities, Housing Associations and other public bodies.

HOMES

MODULAR HOMES

hatch. Modular Homes.

hatch. deploys a complete apartment building system, producing standard modules and components evolved from market proven, volumetric, precision manufactured technology. Homes are built using simple, repeatable componentry that can produce any layout for any type of tenure. hatch. has standard layouts for Affordable Housing (NdSS compliant), PRS, market sale and extra care/later living (HAPPI code compliant). Our system is self-supporting up to 8 stories, line-loaded through the walls, enabling any mix of apartments to be achieved within a block.

Our system is evolved from systems deployed for over ten years on multi-storey accommodation projects and accredited to the SCI, NHBC and LABC. This overall approach engenders the following benefits:

• Decreased programme durations in terms of design and construction efficiencies;
• Decreased cost of delivering schemes (or even more effective on housing programmes) for any enterprise;
• Standardised product for cap-ex and op-ex efficiency;
• Better consistency & enhanced quality through precision manufactured componentry and processes;
• Enhanced sustainability standards with ‘zero bills’ potential; and
• Improved safety standards.

We deliver the factory-built components through our existing supply chain or our own hatch. manufacturing facilities. This multi-mode supply chain ensuring resilience, capacity and technical flexibility to meet any client requirements. Non-factory works delivered through single point full design and build traditional forms of contract, as a CM appointment or as an ex-works package.

Building a standardised
residential product

Our Process.

A simplified, dynamic process to delivery of the homes you need.

MANUFACTURING

MANUFACTURING

hatch. Residential Precision Manufacturing

The hatch. modular system has been calibrated to ensure it can be produced through the establishment of a series of local manufacturing facilities. These hRPM facilities can evolve in complexity and scale as uptake for the product increases, either to solely meet local demand or as an export to adjacent communities. Having a low entry threshold into manufacturing means hRPM can create local skilled jobs.

A hRPM facility not only creates and sustains jobs and skills/training but through committing a minimum level of their homes requirement it will earn any Local Authority a share of the profits generated. This provides a valuable additional revenue stream to the local authority. It keeps the community £ in the community.

A local assembly plant can be up and running within 12 months and starts by assembling pre-made components. This plant will initially specialise in the construction of standard modular units with the more complex units being supplied by the existing supply chain. As the plant becomes established, more complex work is brought in-house as output increases. hatch. can establish a local hRPM with a minimum annual commitment of 50 units. Optimum ROI occurs around the 180 units pa threshold.

Local Jobs for your Community.

One of the key drivers behind hatch. is to create local skilled jobs alongside the supply of its homes. CLiCs has been developed from the start to provide a simple, yet complete, manufacturing process to enable local assembly plants to be established.

Local Manufacturing Facilities.

hatch. is keen to work with Local Authorities and Housing Associations to create these local assembly plants.

hatch. personnel have a wealth of experience in establishing and operating manufacturing facilities and consequently its CLiCs product design has been created to enable pop-up manufacturing, simply and cost effectively. In addition, its sophisticated supply chain enables pre-fabrication of sub-assemblies to be incorporated, which further supports local assembly.

If you are interested in having a local manufacturing facility in your area, please contact us for further information.

hatch. Jobs Through Local Manufacturing.

hatch. product design for manufacturing (DFMa) has been a principle objective embedded in our ethos. One of the dilemmas of offsite construction is that skilled jobs are not produced or delivered where the homes are installed; as product is imported to the site from other parts of the UK or more recently from overseas. hatch provides the opportunity to develop local manufacturing facilities based on a 3 stage process.

Local manufacturing requires:

 

The key drivers for a local manufacturing plant will be:

  • A minimum of 50 CLiCs housing units per annum
  • A minimum facility of 15,000ft2 undercover with 1.3 acres of external storage.

Manufacturing – Soft Start Process.

Starting any manufacturing process is a serious commitment and one using offsite technology is no exception. This is the principle reason why the adoption of the concept of pop-up factories to service the construction industry has yet to take hold.

hatch. have developed a 3 stage process to smooth the transition into local independent manufacturing. A hatch. factory will start by assembling pre-made parts, working in partnership with our existing supply chain. As the process evolves, the scope can be developed to increase the output and / or the complexity of the work. Initially a hatch. factory does not need to be fully independent but could just specialise in the construction of standard modular units, with more complex units being supplied by hatch’s established supply chain.

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

Community Benefits.

Ultimately hatch. aligns with national and local councils and community aspirations by comprehensively stating:
“Communities can build the homes that communities need”.

hatch. helps deliver tangible and measurable social impact through:

  • Number of units delivered
  • Number of families housed
  • Number of direct jobs and apprenticeships created
  • Number of training places established with local tertiary education establishments
  • Number of indirect jobs created in the local supply chain
  • Reduction in the number of lorries to site
  • Reduction in the number of days on site
  • Reduction in the amount of waste to landfill
  • Number of tonnes of CO2 saved per year.

“Communities can build

the homes that

communities need”.

Enabling The Supply Of Homes Through Funding Provision.

hatch. aims to deliver social impact through the provision of access to funding for the affordable housing market.

The need for affordable homes has been recognised for well over a century and today affordable homes represent approximately 20% of all residential properties in the UK.

We have a chronic shortage of affordable homes in many parts of the country and this is now widely recognised as a major social and political issue.

hatch. seeks to increase the supply of affordable homes by helping clients to access funding to purchase our products.

CONTACT

CONTACT US

Get In Touch.

If you’d like to discover more about hatch. or would like to arrange a meeting, we’d love to hear from you.

hatch. Homes Accelerator Limited
32 Glasshouse Studios
Fryern Court Road
Fordingbridge
Hampshire
SP6 1QX

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