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

October 31, 2012 | Company News  

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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!

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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.

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