Acting as a full ‘turnkey’ developer, ilke Homes secured a 14.5-acre site in Southend-on-Sea where the company plans to deliver up to 225 affordable, environmentally-friendly family homes for the local community.
ilke Homes will manage the entire development process – from securing the land and gaining planning permission, to developing the site and delivering the homes.
By manufacturing offsite, ilke Homes is able to cut delivery times by up to half compared to traditional methods, and therefore offers clients more certainty over construction programmes – as the end-to-end progress is less susceptible to things such as adverse weather conditions.
The project will deliver a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, and two, three and four-bedroom homes on the site. All of the houses being delivered will be manufactured offsite at ilke Homes’ 250,000 sq. ft factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.
Tom Heathcote, executive director of development at ilke Homes, says:
“This is fantastic news for our south east regional team, and a fantastic opportunity for ilke Homes to work with Southend on Sea Borough Council and its wider stakeholders in order to deliver a sustainable and design led scheme which will provide much needed affordable homes for the local community.”