Funding announced for modern methods of construction

25/02/2020

The Welsh Housing Minister, Julie James, has today announced a strategy for implementation of modern methods of construction (MMC), along with investment of £45m. 

We’re really pleased to see this strategy also focus on sustaining the foundational economy in Wales by creating local jobs and using local materials. Housing associations already play a key role in developing sustainable communities. By adopting MMC more widely, we can accelerate our Housing Horizons vision to make Wales more healthy, prosperous and connected.

Bethan Proctor, Policy and External Affairs Manager at Community Housing Cymru said:

“We welcome today’s commitment from the Welsh Housing Minister to invest £45m in the modular housing industry, in response to the review of affordable housing we called for in 2017. Modern methods of construction (MMC) promotes the building of good quality, low carbon, affordable housing at pace and scale and with housing associations committed to building 75,000 new homes by 2036, today’s announcement will help make this a reality.

We’re really pleased to see this strategy also focus on sustaining the foundational economy in Wales by creating local jobs and using local materials. There is already an appetite in the social sector to use MMC, and the Welsh Government’s strategy and investment will open the doors for many more to develop off-site manufacture approaches, helping to build healthier, decarbonised homes, tackling the housing and climate crisis.”