Government champions innovation in bid to build well-designed homes

Ministers call on industry to embrace the latest innovations to make sure we are building the good quality homes that our country needs.

As part of the government’s focus on fixing the broken housing market and its ambition of delivering 300,000 new homes in England by the mid-2020s, it’s essential that the quality and design of new housing is addressed. This can help secure support from communities for new homes, and make sure we have good quality homes that people can feel proud living in and next-door to.

Recent research shows that more than 7 out of 10 people would support new residential development if buildings are well-designed and in keeping with their local area.
Action to boost innovative approaches for well-designed new homes include:

Embracing new technologies

For example, using Virtual Reality (VR) technology to win the confidence of communities before a single brick is laid. By visualising proposed new housing from the neighbour or homebuyer’s perspective, communities will be able to see how development can visually contribute to the area from an early stage, even before planning permission has been granted.
Housing Secretary Sajid Javid says:

“Our homes are the making of all of us, which is why today’s event on raising the bar on the quality of new homes is so important.
This government is determined to make sure that high quality design is the norm rather than the exception.”

Housing Minister Dominic Raab says:

“We are putting high-quality design on the map as never before when it comes to building better homes and stronger communities.”

Forty Shillings has teamed up with a Virtual Reality specialist to introduce Virtual Reality Technology as a new method to visualise proposed development. Embracing VR means clients have the opportunity to present their projects at the developmental stage within an accurate, 3D environment so the viewer can interact and realise the future potential for a project.

To read the Government’s press release click here

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By |2018-04-27T09:40:46+00:00April 27th, 2018|Forty Shillings, Housing, Politics, Uncategorised|0 Comments