January 16, 2021

Homes England pushing offsite construction

The Chairman of Homes England Sir Edward Lister, has said that he fully expects the housing industry to stay strong regardless of Brexit, stating: “There is massive shortfall and demand is just going to continue – people need somewhere to live so ignore Brexit, the need is still there.”

With the UK remaining the second-largest market in the world in terms of property investment, accelerating construction and increasing productivity through supporting offsite manufacturing technology is a key objective for Homes England that will act as a catalyst for change in the wider housing market.

Explore Offsite Housing taking place on the 27 March at the QEII in London – will provide a dynamic and interactive experience for all visitors. Phil Collings, Senior Land Manager at Homes England will address an audience of construction professionals on the opportunities in offsite construction – irrespective of Brexit.

Phil Collings, Senior Land Manager at Homes England

Under the banner of ‘Modern Methods of Construction: Building Better, Building Faster,’ he will discuss the developments and prospects that Homes England will be creating in terms of opportunities for offsite developers.

When Homes England set out their Strategic Plan for 2018/19-2023, they stated that they would be investing £5.5bn into a Housing Infrastructure Fund and £1.03bn into a Land Assembly Fund to acquire challenging sites that the private sector cannot progress without public sector intervention.

Using modern methods of construction on these sites is set to be a priority for Homes England; with their report stating that ‘improving construction productivity is a key aim, so they will encourage developers to use advanced offsite technology and will support the increase in capacity within the offsite manufacturing industry through the provision of development finance.’

Offsite solutions provide the technological capabilities to allow the government to build the large levels of housing that are needed efficiently, at a reduced cost and unbeatable quality consistency. As the construction world races to resolve the housing crisis, offsite professionals are keen to learn about new government-funded opportunities that are long overdue.

Taking place at QEII, London on 27 March – the conference and exhibition will provide an outstanding opportunity for members of the construction industry, who want to tap into the huge opportunities on offer across the offsite residential sectors.

Tickets cost £125+VAT, which includes entry into the conference and exhibition, lunch and refreshments. To view the high-profile speaker line-up – which includes Kit Malthouse and Mark Farmer,  or to book your place go to www.exploreoffsite.co.uk