Robert Jenrick

We're making MMC 'central' to the delivery of new Affordable Homes Programme, says Jenrick



In a speech to the Chartered Institute of Housing’s virtual Housing 2020 event, housing secretary Robert Jenrick announced that the government was making modern methods of construction “central” to the delivery of the new Affordable Homes Programme.

Jenrick launched the £12bn boost for affordable homes earlier this week, which aims to help the country build back better, including homes for social rent to help the most vulnerable.

The housing secretary stated that homes will be delivered more quickly and will harness the latest technology and innovation.

“We’re making Modern Methods of Construction central to the delivery of the new Affordable Homes Programme, with new measures to help the providers build a pipeline of supply and boost the market.

“We’ve set a minimum target for the use of MMC in the programme and we’re going to review that target annually with a view to increasing it if market conditions allow.

“We want the UK to be a leader in MMC, driving new jobs, better skills, as well as faster delivery of homes, and those homes, in turn, being better quality and more energy efficient, with all of the benefits of society and social justice that comes with that.

 


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