ilke Homes secured the land at Mannings Farm, near Drybrook High Street, in March, before obtaining planning consent, and has agreed the sale of a 57-home affordable housing scheme in Drybrook, West Gloucestershire, to the Guinness Partnership, one of England’s largest housing associations.
The scheme will deliver a mixture of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, all of which will be made available for shared ownership or affordable rent.
All of the homes will be manufactured at ilke Homes’ 250,000 sq ft factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, before being delivered to Mannings Farm. Precision-engineering techniques means that the homes will be some of the most energy-efficient in the country. ilke Homes is able to manufacture its homes to consistently achieve at least a ‘B’ Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating, with the majority achieving an ‘A’ – making them more energy-efficient than 92 percent of the UK’s housing stock.
Matthew Bench, executive director of partnerships at ilke Homes, said:
“We’re delighted to be working with the Guinness Partnership on an ilke Homes’ full turnkey development, leading the development process at every step and using ilke Homes’ modular housing technology to deliver beautiful, sustainable homes for the local community. It has been an unprecedented year for ilke Homes as our business goes from strength to strength. Building partnerships with many of the biggest housing associations further underpins the confidence in our sector”
Ed Barnes, development director for the south at The Guinness Partnership, said:
“We are delighted to be working with Ilke Homes using Modern Methods of Construction to increase and speed up the supply of affordable housing in the Forest of Dean.”