RHP Group will soon be launching the first home to be made in Legal and General’s factory in Leeds. The ‘LaunchPod’ is a prototype of the 26sqm one bedroom apartment designed by architects Wimshurst Pelleriti.
RHP claims that the building method ensures faster construction, a more eco-friendly build and a marked development cost reduction compared with traditional builds.
RHP will be using the homes to break into the intermediate market – helping the growing group of people who don’t qualify for social housing but are priced out of the private market.
David Done, RHP’s Chief Executive said, “I’m really excited about this new product and the opportunities it can create for those struggling to rent in London. I was blown away when I first saw the prototype – it is spacious, modern and high quality. This is just one of the ways we’re aiming to combat the housing crisis and will contribute to our target of investing £250 million in new affordable homes over the next eight years.”
William Wimshurst, Director of Wimshurst Pelleriti, added, “RHP were adamant throughout the R&D process that they did not want to use space saving gimmicks such as fold down beds that are maintenance heavy and typically associated with small spaces. Their aim throughout was to provide high quality accommodation that did not compromise on quality or the feeling of space.”