Gulf Coast
Multi-Family
Apartments
Filmore Park
New Orleans, Louisiana

Champion Povides Workforce Housing for Gulf Coast

When faced with the largest modular housing project ever in the city of New Orleans, Woodward Design + Build requested six modular companies each bid half the project. After prototypes were completed, Champion Home Builders of Florida was awarded the entire contract. Having been originally designed for stick-build construction, it was determined that modular construction was the only option to complete this project on time and on budget. The modules were delivered to the job site 90% complete which helped achieve this goal.

PROJECT SCOPE
  • Ten eight-plex units
  • Twenty-one four-plex units
  • 164 two-bedroom, one-bath, two-story apartments
  • Each 880 square feet
  • Some ADA compliant including Sight & Hearing Impaired
CHALLENGE
Create high quality housing while maintaining cost controls within a tight schedule. Work with a large builder/developer and subcontractors with no previous experience in modular construction.

SOLUTION
An on-site service crew trained subcontractors who were unfamiliar with the modular process. A project manager promoted a team environment and helped facilitate running changes or improvements throughout the construction process.

A mixture of apartment types was used to meet local demand. Staging on-site was constrained; however, the entire modular structure (32 modules) was in place in four days.
CLIENT
Woodward design + Build, a division of Carl E. Woodward

PROJECT TYPE
Multi-Family Tax Credit

BUILDER
Champion home Builders of Florida

"We were very pleased to have assisted in the redevelopment of affordable housing in this area that has seen so many difficulties."

Stephen Simms - General Manager Champion Home Builders of Florida