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November 24, 2017

The Lockies – a case study in modern house building

A case study in modern house building.

The Lockies project was developed through a combination of innovative approach to house building, modern methods of construction and true integrated social value.

Together Housing is one of the largest housing associations in the North of England, owning and managing 38,000 homes and affecting the lives of 50,000 tenants across 30 local authorities. They were the driving force to develop the Lockies project on previously derelict land.

Working with South Kirkby Community Association and Wakefield Council, Together Housing developed a vision to transform what was once an area of land subjected to unlicensed tipping and anti-social behaviour, to a place which provides good quality affordable homes, built using structural panels manufactured in a factory.

The Lockies is unique in that it is the first affordable housing scheme of its kind where the structural panels were produced by prison inmates, who had a desire to retrain for skills which would assist in their rehabilitation back into society.

Read our full case study here.

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