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Birmingham to build first modular home

The Council’s announcement of a one-home scheme may seem strange to some, yet Birmingham Council obviously sees it as a significant step.

According to the Council, modular housing will help unlock land that is difficult to access and would not be suitable for bricks and mortar houses. It also believes it could provide an opportunity to deliver homes at a larger scale.  

And the Council certainly has the need for higher volume delivery, with 12,000 people currently on the social housing waiting list and 51,000 new homes planned by 2031.   

"Embracing innovation in house-building techniques like this means that we can reduce the average time it takes to build a single-family house from around six to seven months to just over two weeks in the factory," says Councillor Sharon Thompson.

"This, most importantly, has a direct impact for the 12,000 people currently on the housing waiting list who are in need of social housing."

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