In an effort to tackle the housing shortage in the United Kingdom, the housing association Your Housing Group is working with the China National Building Material Company (CNBM) to build six factories that will build prefabricated homes.
Curbed reports that the plan is for the factories to produce 25,000 homes a year by 2022. The $3.37 billion enterprise will start to build houses in the near future, with 2,000 homes slated for prototype developments in 2017.
The homes will be made of pre-engineered wall panels designed by Barcelona Housing Systems, produced in the new U.K. factories, and assembled on site. The homes will also feature solar power and energy-efficient design, allowing at least 75 percent off-grid capability.