Tackling the housing crisis

Innovative approaches to building new homes

Southampton City Council

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Southampton City Council

Southampton City Council

To help alleviate homelessness in the city, Southampton City Council have teamed up with Hugg Homes to build 44 two-bedroom family homes on a former council depot site, which, aptly for a port city such as Southampton are constructed from creatively purposed shipping container units. The scheme will provide 16 units for affordable rent and 6 units for homeless families. Phase 2 will create a further 22 units at an affordable rent. The scheme paves the way the further developments to tackle homelessness problems right across the city and has helped minimise the use of Bed and Breakfast accommodation.