A HIGHBRIDGE firm has secured a huge contract to provide bathroom ‘pods’ for a £105 million residential scheme.

Offsite Solutions has been awarded its largest bathroom pod contract this year, a £3.7m project to manufacture nearly 1,000 pods for the development, in Leeds.

This latest contract is another indicator of the increasing demand for bathroom pods for build-to-rent projects and in particular for enhanced GRP bath and shower pods.

Offsite Solutions is manufacturing and fitting out 700 bathroom pods, and 288 ensuite shower pods for the studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments at Monk Bridge.

The ambitious skyline project, on a major regeneration site near the River Aire, will provide 665 homes for rent over five buildings from 12 to 22 storeys high.

The project will use Offsite Solutions’ recently launched enhanced GRP pods which offer numerous aesthetic features designed to appeal to prospective tenants, as well as significantly lower capital and operating costs.

Mark Neale, senior design manager at developer Galliford Try, which is behind the Leeds scheme, said: “Bathroom pods are an ideal solution for a residential development of this scale. This use of offsite construction reduces the programme and the number of trades on site – from plumbers to tilers and plasterers – and provides the level of quality we need because of the extra control you can achieve in a factory.”

The pods will have porcelain-tiled feature walls, a tiled recess above the bath, a tiled splashback above the hand basin, a solid surface vanity shelf, wall hung toilet, full width mirrored bathroom cabinets and high quality Hansgrohe brassware.

The shower pods will have bifold glass doors.

Offsite Solutions, based on the Isleport Business Park, offers the UK’s largest range of pods to suit many different building types and applications. Options include steel-framed bathroom pods with porcelain-tiled finishes for high-end apartments, PRS, student residences, hotels and more.