Off-site construction is dramatically shaping the way forward for the UK’s property market and AfL are ardent advocates of this construction method. Our use of modular construction is simple – London needs more quality, affordable homes, and they need them fast. Whilst traditional methods of construction have supported development to date, we simply need to augment our delivery approach with off-site precision manufactured homes, which can meet our city’s existing and growing demand. With London’s population growth set to soar to 13 million by 2050, the capital is in need of homes to accommodate its key workers and young professionals.
Land in London is a rarity and comes with a very hefty price tag. With the use of off-site construction and the cost efficiency it provides, we are able to offer homes to Londoners as truly affordable. Ensuring we help the housing industry and bridge the gap between affordability and access to homes.
Modular construction has come a long way in terms of the product quality. Unlike traditional construction practices, modular buildings are assembled in controlled environments and not at the mercy of our climate. In the UK, this can be a particular stumbling block for construction sites. The impact on local communities it also worth noting, the reduction in build time and affect on the local environment, is dramatically reduced with the use of modular construction.
Our delivery partner, CIMC are leaders in modular construction and are one of the largest and most diverse manufacturing groups in the world. With our partner, we have the capability and capacity to deliver the volume of homes we aim to build by 2023.