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The 26bn Old Oak and Park Royal project is to become one of the UK’s most sustainable developments
London Mayor Boris Johnson has said £1.3tn of investment is needed in the capital over the next 35 years in order for London to retain its world class status.
We seem to be entering a new age of megaprojects as countries around the world mobilise the private sector to invest heavily in multi-billion or sometimes multi-trillion dollar infrastructure initiatives.
Off-site manufacture of housing is not without its opponents, particularly in the traditional masonry sector who lobby hard for a site based approach which is low in capitalisation and highly responsive to the changes in economic circumstances.
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.
A 3-dimensional system involving modules or pods which is the basic building block of much prefabricated construction. Several designers are experimenting with making this form adaptable to more than apartments.…