Making a positive impact
Our vision is to transform urban areas into vibrant, affordable later living communities
Good Health and Wellbeing
Recent research from The ExtraCare Charitable Trust has highlighted the significant health and wellbeing benefits when integrating homes with care and support. Personal health, psychological and social well-being together with a reduction in healthcare costs have been measured.
The ‘Measurable Outcomes for Healthy Ageing’ report concludes: over the 5-year period since moving in, significant improvements can be found in residents’ health and well-being.
Notably, residents are exercising more and have improved their memory and cognitive abilities. Importantly, in some critical health factors where a downward trend might normally be expected with age, for example in terms of functional abilities, independence or age-related changes in cognitive function, specifically executive function, no such trends are emerging.
This is very encouraging.
We design, build and operate later living communities using fully finished and panelised modular offsite manufactured units.
Traditional building methods date back hundreds, if not thousands of years. Modular construction is common place in modern school buildings, hospitals and hotel chains in the UK and now represents the future for mid to high rise residential homes, especially considering the housing crisis and chronic under supply of truly affordable housing.
Modular construction provides greater certainty of timely completion (on time, on budget) with no delays in a factory environment and minimal weather delays.
Awkward urban brownfield sites which were previously unsuitable become commercially viable using modular construction. We will focus on brownfield sites in urban communities where the density per hectare is c. 70 homes to build c. 150 – 300 mid-rise later living apartments and associated amenities.
We contract the production of steel framed modular accommodation and amenity space in a factory and deliver them to site as complete turnkey units and panelised sections.
All plumbing, electrics, tiling and decoration are finished and all baths, showers, cloakrooms and kitchens can be pre-fitted.
All modular systems procured by Future Street are approved for mortgage purposes by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), providing a 12-year build warranty assessed by Lloyd’s Register with a 60 year readily saleable assurance (two mortgage terms).
Smarter, faster, greener construction
Our developments are sustainable due to an extremely well insulated, high energy performing and air tight building envelope using a “fabric first” approach.
Less material waste – many factors in the traditional construction process lead to material waste, such as worker oversight, design changes, poor material storage, and inclement weather. Because of the factory environment, the construction process is optimised and there is a reduction in the amount of construction waste that reaches landfill.
Reduction in transportation emissions – with traditional construction, large trucks and workers are constantly going back and forth from the construction site. Most of the carbon dioxide emissions comes from the construction phase. With the modular building process, all construction is done within a factory, eliminating a vast majority of these transportation emissions.
Because modular sub-assemblies are completed in a factory, the construction site will require considerably fewer personnel than a traditional site would. Without the need for building material deliveries, noisy on-site machinery or large numbers of staff, noise pollution is reduced dramatically. Besides the environmental benefit, this also means sites are less likely to receive complaints and can be built both quicker and more harmoniously with the surrounding community – both of which are vital in busy urban areas.
CASE STUDY: WORLDS TALLEST MODULAR BUILDING (CROYDON, NOV 19)
A 44-storey and 38-storey tower scaling 135 meters providing 546 PRS / BTR units (1526 individual models). Building contains a range of amenities including winter gardens, an art gallery, an incubator hub for local businesses and onsite cafe. Each tower also contain a gym, club room and garden terrace.
Construction of the towers began in February 2018 after planning consent was gained back in November 2017. From there, the 1,526 modules were stacked on top of a concrete podium linking both towers at ground floor level.
Once the concrete cores of the two towers were complete, pre-fitted, pre-plumbed and pre-wired modules began arriving on site.
Installation of the last module, in November 2019, three weeks ahead of shedule and just 35 weeks after the first was craned into place. Already 80% of the glazed terracotta façade has also been completed.
Major sustainability benefits of a modular system. This includes
- 50% less CO2,
- 80% less vehicle movements to site (therefore much less noise, dust and transport related emissions),
- 80% less construction waste (of which 97% is recycled).
- Significant thermal & acoustic properties.
- Rapid 35 week construction.
We provide later living communities to parts of the market that may otherwise be excluded (“the middle market” 50% of 65+ years). Mixed tenure HAPPI designed, best practice later living schemes that people desire, not just require.
We facilitate true independent living with personalized care provision, based on four core brand pillars (freedom, friendship, wellness, security), we call it a “HAPPI Home for Life.”
We are making a social, ethical and environmental impact by providing a much-needed affordable housing solution for older people alongside stable and long-term financial returns.
Over the past 20 years we have accrued an aggregated housing shortfall of c. 1.6m to 2.3m homes. The UK’s housing crisis is systemic due to an ageing population, growing homelessness, lack of mortgage availability, social housing development decline, greater single living and an increase in net migration.