Housing associations, developers and modular builders form post-covid campaign for off-site homes for key workers
From an article in Housing Today:
A campaign to build 100,000 factory-built homes for key workers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has been launched by a group of major housing associations, developers, residential architects and modular housing manufacturers.
The Homes for Heroes campaign is deliberately designed to echo the post-war drive to build homes for returning soldiers after the First and Second World Wars, but is instead focused on helping those who have risked their lives to keep UK safe and functioning during the COVID-19 crisis.
The aim of the campaign is to persuade government to support investment in modular construction and set aside public land for new homes in a bid to create 100,000 off-site houses for key workers in five years.
The initiative is backed by the G15 group of the largest London-based housing associations, alongside Places for People, developer Legal & General, and modular builders Ilke Homes, Vision Modular Systems, Project Etopia, and Tophat. The British Property Federation, architects Assael and HTA, and Mark Farmer, the government’s appointed ‘champion’ for modern methods of construction (MMC), are also supporting the drive.
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Modcoach Note: Why are initiatives like this always done in Europe and not the US?