The Legal & General Modular Homes venture was established in 2015 aiming to revolutionise housebuilding using advanced computer aided and automated design techniques. Constructing panels and installing kitchen and bathroom fittings, plumbing and electrics, they have the capacity to build around 3000 off-site homes per year at their factory near Leeds. Whilst modular housing has for a long time been heralded as the solution to Britain’s housing shortage, despite heavy investment from parent company L&G, progress had been slow to start. Read more here. The factory recently received a boost from Minister of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Esther McVey when she visited the factory site and applauded their designs for among other things, taking on safety requirements, environmental needs, quality and the ability for occupants to reduce living costs. You can read details of the published speech here.