BWB has advised YMCA London South West on Y:Cube, an innovative new housing project which created pre-fabricated apartments for homeless young people and others who cannot afford high-rate rentals.

The apartments are constructed in factories in a low-cost, energy efficient process and transported to the site, where they are stacked together. The streamlined units are created from eco-friendly materials and are so well-insulted, the heating bills will be very low. The homes were designed by Stirling-Prize-winning firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, best know for designing the Cheesegrater.

Nick Ivey, Jamie Huard, Luke Fletcher and Louise Harman worked with YMCA London South West from the project's inception. BWB advised on the finance and purchase of land for the construction of the 36 one-bedroom flats and site office of the Y-Cube project. The team advised on lending from social finance providers and provided construction advice, in addition to advising on a nominations agreement with the council for the flats and negotiating and advising on the 106 Agreement (planning obligations).

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Posted on 11/09/2015 in BWB News

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