Rosie Toogood, CEO of L&G Modular Homes UK to lead session at CoLab
Why would a well established, large financial services firm venture into offsite construction? Why invest its own CLT factory, reportedly the biggest in the world, and develop an assembly/construction system for affordable housing in the UK?
Legal & General is a huge finance & insurance firm. In 2016 they launched a Modular Housing branch with a pipeline of 80,000 precision-engineered homes in the next 3-5 year at the largest prefab housing factory in the world (550,000 sq. ft.) These homes include build-to-rent, build-to-sell, retirement and social housing. They are looking at urban regeneration too!
Rosie Toogood, CEO of L&G Modular Homes, previously Rolls Royce, is giving an exclusive interview for CoLab on building at scale, industrialising construction, using CLT, maintaining the highest quality and sharing lessons for NZ. Read more
"The UK has been building homes the same way for decades, primarily through manual labour on-site, but labour shortages and a systemic undersupply of new homes means modern techniques are required. Homes will be precision-engineered from a globally renowned material, cross-laminated timber, and the whole process automated." Sound familiar and where we're heading?
CoLab is the anticipated annual conference of PrefabNZ, its THE prefab and offsite event at the heart of innovative construction #CoLab2018, 7 - 9 March, Auckland. More information on session leaders, programme, site visits and registration click here.