The construction industry is one of the UK's largest employers but the shortage of traditional skilled labour is inhibiting the housebuilding sector's ability to meet demand. As a result, there are poor levels of quality control and low productivity; consumers pay too much for their homes that are often very poor value for money.
We have to give consumers more choice in terms of design and a real alternative to bricks and mortar if we are to meet the shortfall in good, affordable housing.
The benefits are clear
James Pickard, Director of Cartwright Pickard
James Pickard, Director of Cartwright Pickard, architect of the Peabody Trust's Murray Grove