Innovative housing cube for Mitcham unveiled in Wimbledon

Innovative: The Y:Cube housing for Mitcham

Innovative: The Y:Cube housing for Mitcham

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A deputy mayor of London was among the first to see an affordable housing 'cube' unveiled in Wimbledon.

The self-contained units could be installed in the Clay Avenue area of Mitcham after the display at the YMCA on the Broadway, Wimbledon.

YMCA London South West is behind the Y:Cube project that it said will offer affordable accommodation for single people and couples in housing need.

Richard Blakeway, deputy mayor of London, said: "Y:Cube is a fantastic example of innovative housing projects we support to address a range of housing demands.

"We need bold ideas to stimulate growth and address the historic failure to build enough homes and modular construction has an important role."

 

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12:23pm Tue 18 Feb 14

tjames says...

hardly innovative and what price--i can pick up a second hand mobile home very cheaply
hardly innovative and what price--i can pick up a second hand mobile home very cheaply tjames
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3:38pm Tue 18 Feb 14

alphabeti says...

30k per unit according to The Independent and Evening Standard. Oooh they're designed by Rodgers Stirk Harbour and Partners so I suppose we should be impressed. IKEA could probably knock them out cheaper though. M'Lord Rogers firm is also designing the redeveloped YMCA. With design like that I'm sure it'll be truly breathtaking and on a par with Brown + Root Tower or the Merton Council block.
30k per unit according to The Independent and Evening Standard. Oooh they're designed by Rodgers Stirk Harbour and Partners so I suppose we should be impressed. IKEA could probably knock them out cheaper though. M'Lord Rogers firm is also designing the redeveloped YMCA. With design like that I'm sure it'll be truly breathtaking and on a par with Brown + Root Tower or the Merton Council block. alphabeti
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11:45am Wed 19 Feb 14

tamworth says...

The plans for this development do not include any parking spaces. The developers tell me that this area is serviced by such fantastic public transport that parking spaces are not needed and the residents will not be able to afford or need vehicles. This is the same story we were told about the Rowan, Tamworth and Commonside East sites where insufficient parking spaces are provided hence the nose to tail parking in surrounding roads or on the common
The plans for this development do not include any parking spaces. The developers tell me that this area is serviced by such fantastic public transport that parking spaces are not needed and the residents will not be able to afford or need vehicles. This is the same story we were told about the Rowan, Tamworth and Commonside East sites where insufficient parking spaces are provided hence the nose to tail parking in surrounding roads or on the common tamworth
  • Score: 1

12:40pm Wed 19 Feb 14

tjames says...

and lbm falls for it every time
and lbm falls for it every time tjames
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