London needs over 30,000 new homes every year for the next 15 years to keep up with the demand from the people who wish to live and work in the city. Despite good housing output, figures published by the GLA show that there is a huge deficit in the number of affordable homes being produced, particularly larger homes.
In 2008, Mace’s residential “Living” team delivered a social/affordable housing project for developer Pocket Living. With a background in social housing and the support of a major funder, Pocket Living was been set up to provide affordable housing for key workers.
Prefab housing suffers from bad stigma but building homes from premade parts can save time and costs.
Meanwhile, the pre-cast concrete MoVoCoSy project from Arup and promised to tackle another prefab preconception.
Beaufort Court consists of 65 houses and flats arranged in three blocks around a communal area.