Heather Jameson 22 September 2020

Modular housing a 'game-changer' for housing and jobs, experts claim

Modular housing a game-changer for housing and jobs, experts claim image

Modular housing is a ‘game changer’ that could deliver 75,000 homes a year and create 50,000 new jobs, a report from experts has claimed.

The report, Build Homes, Build Jobs, Build Innovation, claims to be a blueprint for a housing-led industrial strategy.

It called for the Government to embrace modular construction to boost the economy, resolve the housing crisis and produce 40% less carbon emissions than traditional construction.

Co-authored by partner at architect HTA Design, Mike De’ath, and Mark Farmer, chief executive of Cast Consultancy and the Government’s champion for modern methods of construction, the report called for funding and targets to be given to local authorities for modular housebuilding.

Mr De’ath said: ‘Our ambition for 75,000 new modular homes is realistic and achievable so our ask of government therefore is simple: help us stimulate and then galvanise the demand for modular homebuilding.

'With this help, a sustained long-term pipeline can underpin investment in manufacturing to deliver the quality homes we need while creating the jobs we want.’

Mr Farmer added: ‘Modular manufacturing is the single biggest game changer when it comes to building more homes.’

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