Modular housebuilder will develop first scheme in the South east
Modular housebuilder Ilke Homes has secured a development site for 153 homes in Standford-le-Hope in Essex – representing its first scheme in the South east of England.
The modular manufacturer said it will develop the 15-acre site itself, and that all of the 153 homes will ultimately be made available for shared ownership or affordable rent, though it did not say if a landlord has agreed to take the scheme on.
The firm said the addition of its latest site acquisition meant that it now had a pipeline of more than 1,000 homes in its new “turnkey” development business, in which Ilke buys sites and secures planning for clients, as well as manufacturing and installing the modular homes themselves.
Ilke said all the homes for the site would be constructed in its factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, and shipped to site.
Tom Heathcote, executive director of development at Ilke Homes, says: “This scheme will demonstrate that offsite manufacturing is capable of delivering beautiful places thanks to flexible designs that can react to different streetscapes and local character.”