Published: 2nd Oct 2020

The first batch of modular homes designed as accommodation for homeless people in the capital has been assembled on a test site in Tower Hamlets. The units belong to PLACE, a not-for-profit company established by London boroughs to provide high-quality temporary accommodation for homeless families. The units are manufactured by ESS Modular and are being placed on land earmarked for development in the long term, which would otherwise remain underused for at least the next seven years. Following the successful assembly of the prototypes on the Tower Hamlets test site, PLACE is working with participating boroughs to confirm sites and accommodate homeless households within the next year. Tower Hamlets and several other boroughs are looking into suitable locations and PLACE aims to supply 200 homes across the capital by February 2022. ‘We’re really pleased to be involved in this exciting initiative. It could make a real difference to how we … (To read the full article, subscribe below)