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Counting the cost of a penchant for prefab

In your coverage of Fielden Clegg Bradley's recently completed project for the Peabody Trust at Lillie Road ('Matter of Trust', AJ 16.10.03) you state that the main effect of the prefabrication has been in the compromised planning of the two-storey town houses. This is apparent, but I would say that the main effect of prefabrication in most cases, and in this case especially, is significantly increased cost compared with traditional construction. We have recently completed newbuild ...

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