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Prime Minister visits AIMCH prototype

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Barratt Homes’ Stretton development Kings Quarter in August, having the chance to see AIMCH prototype homes being constructed using advanced modern methods of construction (MMC).

The visit came as part of Johnson’s build back better campaign, visiting sites across the country to speak on new planning reform and learn more about the future of the construction industry.

Barratt Developments’ Chief Executive David Thomas gave the Prime Minister a site tour along with local MP Andy Carter. Of the visit, David Thomas said: “We were delighted to show the Prime Minister around our high-quality Kings Quarter development in Warrington and to hear government's plans to reform the planning system.”

Johnson met apprentices Jack Smith and Liam Edwards, and also spoke to members of the community via zoom.

Visits like this are an important part of the AIMCH project, as one of the project’s goals is to further awareness and understanding of offsite manufacturing. AIMCH will continue to inform and consult with key government and industry stakeholders as it passes the half-way point of the three-year project. 

The AIMCH project is aiming to deliver 120,000 more new homes annually across the country using advanced MMC.   

Learn more about AIMCH advanced MMC prototyping here.