Case Study
Evesham - Worcester. Brownfield Site

Overview

ilke Homes agreed a deal with Crea8ive Sustainable Homes that will deliver 76 sustainable homes to Evesham, Worcestershire.

ilke Homes will acquire and develop the five-acre former hospital site that has lain vacant since 2018 in order to deliver much-needed family housing to the market town.

The King’s Road redevelopment, close to Evesham Marina on the banks of the river Avon, will be the first modular housing development for Evesham, 76 family homes, a mixture of one-bed maisonettes and two, three and four-bedroom houses. The homes are designed to be highly energy-efficient and will reduce carbon emissions by a third against current building regulations. Manufactured offsite in a factory-controlled setting, they can be built to a higher quality than traditional new builds and are extremely air-tight, significantly reducing heat loss. The homes are planned to generate 10 percent of their energy use from renewable sources such as photovoltaic technology.

Because they are factory-built, modular homes are more cost-effective to maintain, quicker to construct and have a lower carbon footprint than traditional brick houses. They can be built with less disruption on-site and require less complex groundworks, making them ideal for brownfield redevelopment.

Kevin Cubitt, director of Crea8ive Sustainable Homes:

“Our objective with this complex brownfield site was to unlock it and ensure that it is developed out for family housing. This deal is a big step towards our goal to deliver sustainable homes for local communities. We are delighted to be working with ilke Homes who share our vision for highly energy efficient and high quality homes. We look forward to working with them on future projects.”