Buildoffsite Residential Hub Meeting
Unlocking the potential for housing Associations to deliver MMC
“Homes England has created real impetus into accelerating housing delivery in UK via offsite manufacture; Housing Associations are keen to take up the challenge; Manufacturers are keen to grown their output. So what are the key hurdles and how are they best overcome?”
Following their recent work for Homes for the North and The Housing Forum’s “MMC for Affordable Housing Developers”, BuildOffsite invited HA’s, developers and manufacturers to discuss how they make their first moves to unlock the enormous potential in this sector of the market – and how we can analyse and measure what ‘quality’ really means in the specific context of social housing.
13:30 – Arrival and Tea & Coffee
14:00 – 14:10: Chair Introduction to the session – Tom Eshelby
14:10 – 14:45: Flagship Group presenting their progress to date and strategy for MMC delivery – Andrew Yuill, Director of Business Growth
14:45 – 15:00: Teesside University presenting their research project on “Putting people at the heart of future social housing design & manufacture” – Professor Paul van Schaik
15:00 – 15:20: Audience discussion – How we measure ‘quality’ of housing, with specific reference to the DfMA revolution. How do we improve on status quo to match tenant hopes?
15:20 – 15:30: Comfort Break
15:30 – 15:50: Osco Homes to present their business model for low cost manufactured housing and how they train and recruit ex-offenders to deliver their projects – Gwen Beeken, MD of Osco Homes
15:50 – 16:15: Helen Greig, Project Director at Building Better to present how they are aggregating demand among Housing Associations to optimise the path to MMC delivery for those members
16:15 – 16:30: Questions and summary of audience feedback