ilke Homes, a modular housing company based in Harrogate, has secured a 15-acre greenfield parcel in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. The site, located in Thurrock, is the first location that ilke Homes have acquired in the region.

The land has residential planning permission for 153 homes, split between 138 houses and 15 apartments, that will constitute a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes. All homes will be available for affordable rent or shared ownership.

ilke will be transporting the prefabricated homes from factories to the site, and work is expected to begin on-site in autumn 2020. Transportation expected to commence by spring 2022.

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.”

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