Disrupting the Housing Sector
This is a defining era for the housebuilding industry. Government has committed to raise housing supply to its highest annual level since the 1970s by the end of the Parliament and then to 300,000 per year by the mid-2020s. More capital and land are being released for development but looming labour shortages and outmoded construction methods could severely hamper renewed efforts to address the country’s housing shortage. There is an increasing call for the industry to modernise.
About the speakers:
- Mark Farmer, Founding Director and CEO of the Cast Consultancy, is the author of the 2016 Construction Leadership Council Report ‘Modernise or Die’. Mark will set out the current issues facing the industry and what it needs to do to overcome them.
- Nick Walkley, Chief Executive of Homes England, will explain how the Government’s national housing agency intends to disrupt the housing market by using its land and finance to attract new entrants and develop new, innovative construction methods.
- Bjorn Conway is the Chief Executive of ilke Homes, a new business that has been established to help address the chronic shortfall in affordable housing. Their mission at ilke is to build better homes in a better way: homes right first time, in half the time.