An article by JLGC Chief Researcher Andrew Stevens has been published in the latest (March 16) edition of the Japanese public executive magazine Nikkei Glocal on Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in the UK housing market.
The article looks at the recent trend towards adopting MMC in the London spatial planning context to address the chronic gap in the capital’s housing supply and its ability to modernise the image of construction as a more attractive high-skilled profession for new entrants to the labour market. It also examines the recent Homes England partnership with UK developer Urban Splash and Japan’s Sekisui House, as well as the new ‘Construction Corridor’ hub for the volume manufacture of modular homes in the industrial base of the North and Midlands.
Nikkei Glocal is published by Nikkei Inc.’s Research Institute of Industry and Regional Economy, which aims to foster creative regions in Japan. Its series reporting on local initiatives outside of Japan is compiled through the cooperation of Japanese overseas agencies such as embassies, trade missions and international representatives (e.g. CLAIR).