There's nothing new about employers building houses for their employees. George Cadbury wanted to build a place full of green spaces, where industrial workers could thrive, away from city pollution. By 1895, 143 cottages had been built and Bournville Village was born. Another business industrialist with similar philanthropic ideals was the 'soap king' Lord Lever (now Unilever) who built model villages in Port Sunlight and Thornton Hough in The Wirral.
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