Factory-made Housing: achieving a ‘modular mindset’

Friday 12 October 2018

09:00 – 12:30

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Tickets £169+VAT – Members free Go!

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Although ‘factory-made’ homes are being advocated by national and Mayoral policy as one of the key solutions to housing demand, factory-made housing still accounts for a very small proportion of the homes built in London each year. So, what are the barriers to London adopting a truly ‘modular mindset’? How might we make the most of these construction processes to deliver homes at speed and scale?

A key message from the NLA research is that, while recent developments indicate we may be on the cusp of a step change, a new ‘modular mindset’ is still needed to overcome perceived barriers that remain around the take-up of factory-made housing in London. This conference therefore provides an important focused opportunity to discuss and debate how we might revolutionise attitudes, processes and delivery to achieve better-quality housing using a manufacturing-led approach.

The NLA research looking at factory-made housing has informed an exhibition and publication. The exhibition will remain open to the public in the NLA galleries until January 2019 and during this time events will take place to further explore key themes.

This conference is part of NLA’s year-long Housing programme, covering key issues such as affordable housing, public sector land, the private rented sector, the appropriate densification of housing and how we enable small developers and custom builders.

So, what are the barriers to London adopting a truly ‘modular mindset’? How might we make the most of these systems and processes to deliver quality homes at speed and scale?

To explore these key questions, this headline event in the Factory-made Housing series brings together Deputy Mayor James Murray, and Mark Farmer, Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cast Consultancy and Author of The Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model, alongside housing experts to discuss the future of factory-made homes in London.

'Factory-made Housing: a solution for London?' is a major NLA research paper, exhibition and events programme launching Tuesday 9 October.

Part of the NLA Housing Programme.

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James MurrayDeputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development 
Mark Farmer, Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer, Cast Consultancy and Author, The Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model 
Kevin Gray, Director, FORMWORK and Architectural Adviser at Be First Regeneration
Jane Richards, Head of Discipline, Structures, WSP
Andrew Waugh, Director, Waugh Thistleton
Mark Beigent
, Director, Mark Beigent Consulting Ltd
Seema Mistry
, Design and Technical Manager, Apartments for London 
Justin Laskin
, Associate Partner, Pollard Thomas Edwards 
Linda Thiel, Director of London Studio, White Arkitekter
Lara Kinneir, Acting Director, New London Architecture (chair)


Further speakers to be announced…

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Ticket Cost £169 +VAT

Further tickets for this event will be released following the launch of 'Factory-made Housing'.

NLA members and partners are entitled to 1-4 free and discounted tickets at NLA half-day conferences based on membership level. If you are a member or partner and are unsure how to make use of your membership in this way or you would like to become a member and discuss membership options, please contact Aurelia Amanitis or call 0207 636 4044.

If you experience any issues whilst making a booking please contact Corinne Stone or call 020 7636 4044.

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