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EcoBuild 2018

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EcoBuild 2018 - ZED Pod

Project Information


Location: Excel, London

Project Date: 6-9th March 2018




Project Status: Construction Finished

A solution to the housing crisis

With housing demand outstripping supply by 500 homes a week, we are likely to see a shortage of suitable accommodation for key workers and first-time buyers for years to come. 

ZEDpods have a solution: decouple land and building costs and build on existing carparks and hard-standings.

The new space standards compliant ZEDpod is designed to take advantage of existing city centre car park locations and hard standings across the UK, either on the ground or assembled on raised platforms, to provide high performance, low energy housing delivered in a fraction of the time of traditional solutions. Once a pod is delivered to site, construction and installation can be completed within 24 hours ready for immediate occupancy.

ZEDpods have their own balcony and front door, a kitchen and dining table, a standard sized bathroom, a lounging space with stairs leading to a mezzanine floor bedspace with home office desk, double bed, wardrobe and storage space.

These ready-made quality homes are built to higher standards than conventional houses, benefiting from: 

  • Super insulated envelope

  • Triple glazed windows

  • Ventilation with heat recovery 

  • Exceptional daylighting

  • Ultra low energy demand  

  • Well thought out and practical floor plans

  • A ‘Q Assure’ mortgageable warranty when permanently fixed to the ground


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