Upton D2 was released as one of the seven sites included in the ODPM/EP sponsored ‘Design for Manufacture’ competition. Working with Barratt, HTA were successful in winning two of the major sites in Upton D2 and Allerton Bywater, Leeds. The initiative of the competition was to demonstrate efficiency in building processes to deliver high quality housing with a construction cost of £60,000.
The designs sought to further the capacity of Modern Methods of Construction in the housing industry while delivering an ambitious set of design, cost, delivery and environmental requirements. In keeping with the Design Codes and the aims of the competition, the design of the housing is a contemporary interpretation of the local vernacular.