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Prefab is Back in Town

Habra, Katia and Trindle, Theadora (2015) Prefab is Back in Town. Accelerating Housing Production in London (20 Apr 2015). Website.

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London is in the throes of a housing supply crisis, we all know this by now. What is less known is how to address it in a way that produces new stock quickly, efficiently and of high quality. While often overlooked, there is a precedent in London’s history for doing this successfully: the use of prefabricated technologies in post-war home-building. Yet despite its original practicality, the stigmatised connotations associated with ‘prefab’ have inhibited it from serving as a legitimate housing solution. The charity organisation YMCA London South West (YMCA LSW) is now challenging this vision through the development of a pioneering modular housing scheme known as Y:Cube.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
T Technology > TH Building construction
Sets: Collections > LSE Accelerating Housing Production in London Blog
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 11:33
Last Modified: 23 May 2020 23:23

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