Modular housing company ilke Homes has sold its 57-home affordable housing scheme in Drybrook, West Gloucestershire, to the Guinness Partnership
The partnership marks ilke Homes’ fifth scheme as a full ‘turnkey’ developer.
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.
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% of the UK’s housing stock.
Delivering beautiful, sustainable homes
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, added: “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.”
Work on site is expected to start imminently, and to finish in December 2021, just 12 months after start on site.