Published: 12th Jun 2020

Bristol City Council has secured a £3m grant to help explore innovative housing solutions in the city. This new project, funded by Innovate UK, aims to unlock the current barriers, and enable the council and its partners to examine how using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) can help to cut the costs of housing production and increase the speed of delivery. The project is a partnership between Bristol City Council, the Bristol Housing Festival, YTKO, the British Research Establishment and nine leading modular housing companies. By trialling new methods of house building, the project aims to improve the speed, cost and social value of nearly £78m of housing set to be built in the city over the next five years. Using traditional methods, it has not been possible to provide enough homes to tackle the housing crisis. ‘Building enough affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges we face across … (To read the full article, subscribe below)