Homes set up Hugg Homes in 2017 offering modular temporary homes made out of
shipping container style boxes. “Hugg Homes was born of the desire to
provide a flexible and agile response to the growing housing shortage across the
UK,” the company’s website says.
It has now installed its first pop-up development of 22 units in Chapel Riverside in Endle Street, Southampton.
Inland Homes is aiming to secure temporary planning consents, typically three to five years, for Hugg units and pre-let them to local authorities for low-cost housing. A two-bedroom unit at Chapel Riverside is currently advertised at a rent of £656 a month.
“Local authorities view our offering of good quality temporary homes as a real alternative to bed and breakfast / hostel accommodation,” Inland Homes said. “The units are portable and can be easily transported to a new location at the end of the term or when the site is required for redevelopment.”
Inland Homes have completed the installation of the first development of pop-up homes in Southampton.