Chelmsford City Council in collaboration with Pick Everard is working to provide a solution to the temporary housing crisis under challenging financial and programme constraints. Although potentially controversial all government bodies are under pressure to reduce costs and housing families in bed and breakfast is a significant financial burden.

I believe the approach of providing a robust off-site constructed and easily refurbished and relocated solution that can be adopted for varying sites will be an exciting long term answer that could be delivered anywhere across the country if there is a positive political appetite.

As we move forward with the scheme, it will be interesting to see what other solutions are being piloted and how we can learn from experiences across the UK.