CREATIVE BUILDING SOLUTIONS: DELIVERING THE HOMES OF THE FUTURE

Homebuilding and the delivery of mixed use schemes is becoming increasingly complex and calls for a broader range of skills, knowledge and innovation than ever before. We have a long tradition of completing schemes using innovative building solutions, whilst being risk averse and commercially astute. Our approach emphasises long term collaboration with partners to identify fit for purpose solutions for our customers.

OBJECTIVE 1:

Agree focus areas for research into sustainable innovations

A wide range of creative and innovative building solutions and systems were further developed in 2016. These were implemented across numerous projects, from residential homes to schools, colleges, churches and mosques. These examples are used to advise clients, partners and future investors of the most appropriate delivery models.

Our experience and ability to manage risk, whilst maintaining high levels of health and safety and customer satisfaction, is testament to our enduring ability to implement the right solutions in the right areas.

OBJECTIVE 2:

Establish innovation working groups for all new developments

Our projects are thoroughly assessed by Project Teams and an Executive Steering Group to ensure they meet Telford Homes’ rigorous standards. An Innovation Forum has also been instigated, and various design, technical, procurement, process (including Building Information Modelling (BIM)), Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and social innovations are being discussed for further research.

Our Standard Assessment Procedure performance goes beyond regulation, and 80 per cent of our homes benefit from low carbon or renewable technologies.

OBJECTIVE 3:

Present a yearly review of innovative sustainable building solutions to design teams

A range of creative building solutions and systems were formally reported to the BLL Steering Committee and its Innovation Forum in 2016. Relevant solutions are also briefed to design teams for consideration in future projects.

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE:
Moving towards a circular economy

Whilst there is no legislative driver to integrate circular economy principles into our business model, BLL principles underpin our profitable growth strategy. As we move towards integrated reporting and measuring our SRI, we will show how our approach contributes to a circular economy.