ilke Homes has secured its first site in the south east of England, a move that could see the delivery of 153 modular homes in the area.
The site, located in Thurrock, has detailed planning permission in place for 153 modular homes, comprising 138 houses and 15 apartments.
The development will provide the local community with a mix of two-, three and four-bedroom homes.
All 153 homes being delivered are proposed to be made available for shared ownership or affordable rent.
The homes will be manufactured along production lines at ilke Homes’ 250,000 sq ft factory in North Yorkshire.
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By spring 2022, ilke Homes will transport the energy-efficient, factory-built modular homes to the site, located on Victoria Road in Stanford-le-Hope.
The proposals at Stanford-le-Hope dedicate around 2.6 hectares to open space, which will serve to enhance the ecological biodiversity of the site and provide a “desirable” setting for future residents.
Tom Heathcote, executive director of Development at ilke Homes, said: “It’s great to carry ilke Homes’ momentum from 2020 into the New Year with the announcement of our first site acquisition in the south east of England.
“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.
“What’s more, due to our accredited method of delivery, we will be able to significantly reduce the carbon emissions produced during the construction programme by reducing time spent on site and vehicular movements in the surrounding communities.”
Work is expected to begin on site in the autumn, subject to ilke Homes securing planning for minor amends to the approved Reserved Matters.
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