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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research

Cambridge alliance secures £72 million in government funding to drive innovation and boost construction

The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) at the University of Cambridge has joined a new alliance with the MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) and BRE (Building Research Establishment) to transform the way that infrastructure in the UK is designed, built, and used.

CCHPR are proud to part of the alliance through their connections with the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) as Gemma Burgess, Acting Director of CCHPR, will be a co-investigator on this £72m, 4 year project. The Core Innovation Hub will drive innovation and technological advances in the UK and in the construction and infrastructure sectors.

The Hub will be the catalyst to transform the way buildings are designed, manufactured, integrated and connected within the built environment to create high-performing buildings and infrastructure with strong levels of safety, quality and energy performance. It will also support collaboration to develop and commercialise digital and manufacturing technologies for the construction sector -  including the housing sector.

The current shortage of housing in the UK is at crisis point and the digital programme that the CDBB will deliver through the Core Innovation Hub has the potential to provide workable solutions to enable the government and the UK housing sector to address this issue.


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