Senior leaders from Magna recently attended the Housing 2022 event to showcase what we’re doing to provide safe and sustainable homes in our local community.

Stephanie Lloyd Foxe, Head of Building Safety and Compliance at Magna, was invited to speak at the conference as part of a panel discussion hosted by Harmony Fire entitled “The hard truths of fire safety in the social housing sector”.

Stephanie said: “This was a fantastic opportunity to talk about the areas Magna is working on to ensure customer safety. Issues such as data quality, recruitment challenges and problems in gaining access to homes to carry out work were among the many discussion areas, along with competency and certification of work.

“I was excited to be able to share how we are responding to the changing regulatory landscape, including some of the benefits I’m seeing from the use of emerging technology, which in my view is an essential tool to assist with compliance.

“I also shared some of the strategies we’re currently developing to improve customer engagement on building safety issues. It’s really important to us to involve our customers in the work we do.”

Conferences such as this bring the sector together and enable a forum for sharing best practice as well as gaining an insight into emerging themes. It allows us, as organisations, to work collaboratively and learn from each other. As we face new problems, we need to find new solutions and taking some time to consider and develop our approaches is vital.

Paul Read, Director of Sustainability and Investment at Magna, shared our modular homes journey, from building the business case to turning the strategy into reality.

Paul said: “We were invited by Complex Asset Management Solutions (CAMS) to share a stand and show how we have worked with CAMS and Wiltshire Council to initially justify the business case for using volumetric housing solutions to deliver the elusive consistency in creating quality of homes. We are now delivering hundreds of homes across multiple sites in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset and getting great feedback from customers on the quality of the home and the exceptional finish. It was great to share this and listen to fellow professionals, suppliers and contractors at this event.”

Our homes, their safety and how we can be more sustainable is at the heart of our three-year strategy. Working with our customers, colleagues and partners will make sure that we are delivering relevant and meaningful change which is informed by a range of views and perspectives. You can find out more about this here.

To learn more about the modular homes we're building, click here.