Installation of the modular home foundations
As with any foundation works care needs to be taken applying the correct structural loads to take each modular home. The Pinewood site in Bordon has two complex structural elements, the external homes on an open site as you can see from the photo and an internal structure that’s been standing since the mid 1990’s.
All too frequently developers are racing for the quickest gain, the biggest profile margin and typically would have bulldozed this site and put ten new faceless units that make the area look bland. Pinewood as a hall had its heyday, it has memories in the building, the boxing club, the zumba class, birthdays and election polling station, but with competition elsewhere and the lack of regular use the hall became uneconomical in its present state.
In the early days of planning a site meeting coincided with the General Election & a local resident walked in expecting to vote oblivious the hall had been closed and not reading their polling card! In a way, there’s a story to all of this. The foundations are what people need in life, to get a step up and have the base to achieve, they may also slip up, if foundations aren’t there, Pinewood should be seen as that foundation, giving individuals, couples, families that level of stability needed to build upon. This is happening, East Hampshire District Council is enabling this.