COMMENT: Urban Splash’s £90m partnership with Japanese developer Sekisui House and Homes England has been more than two years in the making, says Simon Gawthorpe.
During this period, I have been to Japan twice and visited two of Sekisui’s factories. The whole set-up is incredible. On my second visit we went to the 70,000 sq ft research and development institute in Osaka and sat in a two-storey house on an earthquake simulator.
Four of us clung to the table as a man pressed a button and turned it up to 7.7 on the Richter