Back to news

Could our disused ‘garages’ solve the affordable homes crisis?

October 31, 2012 | Company News  

Share this article  

Architecture charity, the ‘Building Trust’, asked architects to produce a proposal for an urban re-development aiding a solution to the shortage of affordable single-occupancy housing; and we like it!

popuphomes_400

These pre-fabricated structures slot into redundant garages on housing estates in London where ‘under-used spaces in high density areas’ can solve the issue of a lack of affordable homes, says architect Georgie Revell.

The pop-up homes would be quick to assemble, as well as easy to dismantle, and an apprenticeship initiative may be used to benefit locals out of work. The Building Trust and winning architects are now working full steam ahead to create detailed plans and potentially take the project to the next level, exciting stuff!

We think this is a great idea; Utilising ‘dead’ space in Urban areas such as disused buildings and garages could also be implemented in Leeds, creating affordable homes, new jobs and re-energising local areas.

popuphomesgarages_400

Back to news

You may also be interested in…

Getting Festive with Featherbank Primary

Company News

17/12/2021

Getting Festive with Featherbank Primary

Read more  
St. Margaret’s Football Club scores support from HOP

Company News

14/12/2021

St. Margaret’s Football Club scores support from HOP

Read more  
Covid 19 Guidelines for the Property Market

Company News

01/12/2021

Covid 19 Guidelines for the Property Market

Read more