Saturday, 26 April 2008

Take hope, this is England

Coming Home To Roost


AT last, a public-private initiative has come forward to provide the elusive answer to the country’s housing crisis. The Archipelago Project is intended to accommodate the low paid and deprived members of our society, but it all depends on the success of the pilot scheme. Mark Cantrell visited the prototype site and asked – can Containment Facility 1.01 deliver the Promised Land?

THE sun is still low in the sky, but the future residents of Containment Facility 1.01 have already been hard at work for hours. It’s a show of their dedication to the scheme, but also the enthusiasm it has inspired in these former housing association tenants, that they are prepared to undertake such labours.

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