Key worker housing provision in Science Cities




Key worker housing campus at Eddington, Cambridge (Mecanoo Architects for the University of Cambridge - photographed by Greg Holmes)



Future Cities Forum held its housing debate this week looking at cities such as Cambridge, Oxford and London with specific problems in housing key workers and attracting talent. During the pandemic it has become clear that there should be new consideration for providing homes where key workers do not struggle to commute long distances to work. Popular cities such as Cambridge have - in recent decades - presented a problem for workers on low salaries affording housing near to hospitals and the university because of high prices for both owning and renting.


The forum asked the following questions: