Social Housing Target CM reports that two established UK firms have responded to the UK’s housing crisis by announcing offsite manufacturing initiatives aimed specifically at the social housing sector.
No Need for Show Homes A new experience, which it is claimed will revolutionise home buying, has been developed by Citu and Leeds Beckett University. Working together on a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project, Citu and Leeds Beckett University academics have developed a digital platform which removes the need for traditional bricks and mortar […]
The Two Pillars of Housing Policy are Fundamentally at Odds Daniel Hertz, senior fellow at City Observatory writes that promoting homeownership as an investment strategy is a risky proposition. In his view, no financial advisor would recommend going into debt in order to put such a massive part of your savings in any other single […]
Modular SIPs for LCC Developer-constructor Low Carbon Construction plans to build 10,000 affordable homes a year using its modular SIPs system. Owner Simon Allso explains his ambitions and his thinking to Will Mann of Construction Manager.
Clean Contemporary Look “The latest model of factory-built home for developer Urban Splash has a clean, contemporary look”, says AJ’s Rob Wilson, as reported by Offsite Hub..
Solving the Capital’s Housing Crisis The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is funding a project promoting the standardisation of precision manufactured homes in a bid to solve the capital’s housing crisis. Khan outlined his plans in a letter former Deputy Mayor of London and London Assembly member Nicky Gavron. The project is to be led […]
Significant Growth Forecast Writing in DCN, electrical contractor Ravindra Patil forecasts significant growth rates for these markets over the next 4 years. Green buildings, also known as sustainable buildings or green construction are buildings that make use of environment-friendly and resource-efficient processes for their designing, construction, maintenance, renovation, and operation throughout their lifecycle.
BMW’s Real Estate Venture According to Joe Quirke writing in Global Construction Review, BMW has its sights set on real estate development. With work due to start on site imminently, their first project will be mini-apartments in a mixed-use “urban hotspot” located in a former paint factory in the Jing’an District of central Shanghai.
Tokyo architect Best known for his work with low-cost materials like cardboard and shelters for disaster victims, Shigeru Ban has signed an agreement to design up to 20,000 homes for people in the Kalobeyei Refugee Camp in Kenya. His involvement came after hearing of the immense challenges facing humanitarian agencies in providing shelter to tens […]
In December 2016 Dr Peter Bonfield of BRE published his independent review for the Secretaries of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), now part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). It had been jointly commissioned by them to […]
Creating a Social, Elevated Community Aiming to redefine the apartment block as a “social, elevated community”, Danish architect CF Møller’s 15,000 square metre tower breaks with the traditional multi-storey building, which isolate residents. Instead it is designed as a “sustainable, collectively-oriented community in which social encounters are created using a wide range of architectural features”