LaunchPad consists of 31 homes and communal areas formed using modular construction. It's striking appearance and innovative structural system is one reason it stands out but also the fact that from start to finish, the whole project has taken less than a year to complete. The rapid turnaround was achieved by utilising modular building methods that allow project times to be cut considerably when compared with traditional bricks and mortar methods, with no compromise on quality.
However, the main innovation is in creating a mixed community of residents to create an aspirational environment where young people can learn from each other and encourage one another to achieve their goals and positively contribute to their community. It brings all groups together to create a better sense of community amongst those who are passionate about connecting with others and proactively building a new community.
Find further information on Alec French Architects on their website: www.alecfrench.co.uk
Winner of the Social Housing Project of the Year at the Offsite Awards 2020