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Tech Spot # 47: Pop-up housing, London, United Kingdom

Thursday 24 Mar 2016

RSH+P plug gap in the UK housing market

Tech Spot # 47: Pop-up housing by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in London, United Kingdom
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners 
Tech Spot # 47: Pop-up housing by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in London, United Kingdom
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12/12/17 LanceThruster, Los Angeles
Love this idea. Hope it catches on worldwide.

London’s housing crisis continues to inspire new and innovative solutions 

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in partnership with Lewisham Council in London has created a short term solution to house homeless families. Described as the “UK’s first pop-up village” the scheme utilises purpose built containers which are stacked up to form 24 homes and 880 sq m of business space.

The scheme is taking shape on the site of the former Ladywell Leisure Centre, which was demolished in 2014 and left vacant pending redevelopment. It responds to the high demand for housing in the Borough by offering a short term solution.

The temporary housing development has a maximum procurement budget of £4,300,000 and will remain on site for between 1-4 years, providing 24 homes for local people in housing need as well as eight ground-floor non-residential units for community and business use.

All units exceed the current space standard requirements by 10%, helping the Council to meet an existing shortfall in high quality temporary and two-bed accommodation whilst it develops new build and estate regeneration programmes for the Ladywell site and others.

Commenting on the scheme Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham said: “This scheme may offer a solution to an all too common problem that plagues many development sites, which often sit unused while complex regeneration plans are put together”

The volumetric technology provides high quality, energy efficient accommodation and means that the development can be built faster and cheaper than if traditional methods were used. The finished structure is also fully demountable meaning it could be used over a number of years and in different locations across the borough.

Nick Myall

News Editor

Key Facts

Client Lewisham Council
Status On Going
Value £4,300,000(m€)
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

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