Section: Building & Regeneration

Designing the future: L&Q funds offsite housing app

Posted 11.07.19
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L&Q has joined forces with the Mayor of London, TfL, Legal & General Modular Homes and Greystar to fund an innovative new offsite housing app.

The app, known as 'Prism', has the potential to transform construction projects by shaving weeks off the design process for offsite manufactured homes.

Prism is a unique new tool, which will allow developers to quickly evaluate the potential for building homes on a specific site, within planning rules and using existing products.

Using open-source software, users can design different structures on specific sites, and export 3D geometric drawings to other programmes.

Crucially, the app will be made available to everyone free of charge. Manufacturers will be encouraged to add their own products to the programme.

The app will also function as a database, collecting information about which products are commonly used. This will help off-site manufacturers to develop standardised parts for homes.

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