Agile Homes celebrates three-year anniversary with new investment and new people

Jul 27, 2022 | events, news

Agile Homes three-year anniversary

  • Agile Home’s three-year celebration coincides with the success of their £1 million investment round.
  • The low-carbon, affordable homes specialist is shaping an untapped market with its innovation, focused on net zero targets for housing.
  • Agile is poised to put more keys in affordable front doors, helped by a growing team.

On 21st July 2022, Agile Homes announced its successful £1 million investment raise, coinciding with its three-year anniversary. Conceived in 2019, the values-led designer/builder has grown throughout the pandemic and is set for more development in the next 12 months.

During its three-year existence, Agile has transformed its affordable homes offer from “drawing board” concept to a rapidly deployed, real-world, carbon-capturing solution. Following the success of their first few projects, including Agile’s Bristol-based showhome, the team is poised to deliver a further 140 affordable one and two-bedroom homes to clients across the UK. Projects range from self-contained facilities for families with disabled dependants to community housing for people who have experienced homelessness.

Currently, the UK needs to build an additional 170,000 homes each year to meet demand. Furthermore, the UK Government has committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050 and building homes to meet “Future Homes” standards as part of plans to decarbonise housing. Existing homes are responsible for 16% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions according to the UK Green Building Council. This means that new homes in design today must go substantially beyond current standards to be compatible with the UK’s net zero targets.

Agile Homes three-year anniversaryAgile’s innovative system, using renewable materials (largely timber and straw) to make high-quality, carbon-capturing construction panels and whole-building solutions, has been designed to contribute to the UK’s net-zero transition. Agile’s one-bed TAM product can capture up to 27,000 kgs of carbon-dioxide per unit, storing it safely while occupants enjoy the high-quality design, low utility bills and calm acoustics.

Commenting on the team’s success in securing their second phase of investment, Craig White, Agile CEO & Co-founder said:

“It has been an incredible journey for Agile so far. We focus every day on making a positive social impact and providing affordable places for people to live, work, learn, care and play. We could not succeed without the trust and huge support from our team: staff & supply chain, shareholders, clients and partners. Happy Birthday Agile!”

Linda Farrow, Agile Co-founder and Director for People and Culture, added:

“Agile aims to respect people and planet in all we do. Our solution addresses the dual challenge of a lack of affordable homes on the one hand and the need to take carbon out of the atmosphere on the other. Our strong team culture, innovative product design and the support of our team and investors puts us in a great position to make real inroads on both fronts. Recent heatwaves and utility price increases make affordable, low-carbon design ever more urgent. Sincere thanks to all of our partners and stakeholders for coming with us on this demanding and exciting journey.”

To mark the occasion, the Bristol-based business is hosting an all-day event, including workshops and a reception to thank the many partners who share Agile’s vision and are essential companions on their growth journey.