Kent Homes builds more affordable housing in Alberton, PE
Kent Homes is helping to address the housing crisis in rural Prince Edward Island by constructing a two-story, 10-unit modular apartment complex — the Alberton Project. Kent Homes has proudly partnered with the PEI Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association and 720 Solutions to provide safe, affordable housing to vulnerable people, including at-risk women and individuals with mental health or addiction issues.
The Alberton Project began as floorplans drawn by 720 Solutions, an Alberta-based modular construction general contractor. The engineering team at Kent Homes adapted the plans to suit the capabilities of the production plant in Bouctouche, New Brunswick. Next, the building team constructed 16 modules in three weeks.
Irving Equipment will lift and assemble the 16 modules into a complete building on July 27 and 28. Construction on the Alberton is expected to wrap up in October.
Commercial Project Boom
The Alberton is just one of Kent Homes’ commercial projects. Kent Homes has supplied mini-homes for wildfire relief in Nova Scotia and completed the Fitzroy apartment complex in Charlottetown in December 2022.
This is the CMHA’s second commercial housing project on Prince Edward Island. When complete, this rapid housing initiative will bring the CMHA’s total number of affordable units to 38 in under one year.
The Modular Advantage
Kent Homes manufactures its units in an assembly line with the help of a team of 200+ people, including skilled tradespeople, engineers, designers, sales and marketing staff, administrators and more. Modules are constructed in an indoor, climate-controlled facility using environmentally friendly products and building practices that minimize waste. This allows Kent Homes to complete projects on time and on budget.
To learn more about Kent Homes, please visit the website: https://kenthomes.com/.