British modular homes business will operate at scale, delivering 2,000 homes a year to tackle the UK’s housing shortage
ilke homes, a British modular homes business specialising in intelligent off-site build processes, will trade from today under the direction of chief executive Björn Conway. ilke homes will operate at scale to deliver high-quality, desirable and affordable homes, creating inspiring places to live and tackling the UK’s affordable housing crisis.
ilke homes was established as a joint venture between Keepmoat Homes and Elliott, leveraging their experience in the design, manufacture and installation of quality residential and commercial buildings.
With a demonstration site at a Greater London Authority site in Gallions Reach, ilke homes has already attracted widespread interest. The business is now working with a select number of leading housing associations and local authorities, who are equally committed to a modular approach to the construction of affordable homes. In response, ilke home’s shareholders have injected fresh capital to establish a dedicated UK manufacturing facility which will open in early 2018.
Within two years, ilke homes is expecting to build 2,000 homes per year, from its UK factory. These homes will be attractive and energy-efficient, with kerb appeal and durability equal to that of traditionally-built houses, but constructed in half the time.
ilke homes are volumetric and are delivered on-site with all internal and external finishes complete, including kitchens and bathrooms, so residents can move in quickly with very little additional work required. Offering a range of customisable house types and layouts, the homes can be designed to meet the needs of individuals and the local communities they serve.
ilke homes chief executive Björn Conway was previously Lead Partner for EY’s UK & Ireland Government business, where he worked with Government clients to help them transform and improve delivery of public services. A trained industrial engineer from the University of Surrey with a track record of working with high-growth private sector businesses, Björn leads an ambitious, entrepreneurial team with a keen sense of social purpose.
Chief executive Björn Conway, comments:
“Our strategic focus is on addressing the UK’s chronic shortfall in affordable housing, through a precision off-site manufacturing process.”
“ilke homes will allow developers and housing associations to install much-needed affordable, high -quality homes on a predictable cost and delivery timescale. Our UK factory will also create hundreds of new jobs that do not rely on hard-to-find construction skill sets, bringing additional capacity to the UK’s heavily constrained construction industry.”
“I am thrilled to build and lead an inclusive, diverse and forward-thinking team at ilke homes.”
ilke homes residential products have flexible layouts with over 100 possible permutations, from two-storey terraced houses to three-storey semi-detached homes, and flats of up to three storeys. The homes are mortgageable and tenure blind being fully adaptable to both private market and housing association requirements for all forms of sale and rent.