A major housing association is to use offsite manufacturing on all its new-build homes from 2025 after taking advice from a consortium including three major architecture practices
L&Q, which houses about 250,000 people, primarily across London and the South East, published
The organisation is working with a panel including Hawkins\Brown Architects, HTA Design and Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, alongside engineers and contractors, on the radical plans.
First brought in to advise on the benefits of offsite technology, the panel is now developing design proposals. L&Q has committed to delivering 100,000 new homes with like-minded partners over the next decade.
Construction services director Wayne Hill - who leads the product innovation team at L&Q - said: 'The findings of the group were very positive and helped develop an approach that can utilise the efficient benefits of MMC while retaining the flexibility of traditional construction approaches.
'This has now formed the basis of L&Q's phased roadmap towards fully integrated MMC build solutions. This approach to working between client, consultant and supplier
The association will launch its first range of pre-built product designs, including bathroom units and balconies, in March. Later in the spring, it will build its first offsite manufactured homes outside of London.
By 2025 L&Q plans for all its new builds to feature some aspect of MMC. By 2028 it aims to place its first entirely offsite manufactured home on a site.
L&Q Group director of development Fiona Fletcher-Smith said: 'To achieve large volumes of
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