It took three days for the modular housing developer to install four homes onsite in Wykebeck.
It also has six other sites across Leeds, Derbyshire, Wakefield, Kent, Cumbria and London, which are expected to be completed in May and June this year.
Modular homes in Kent
In addition, ilke Homes’ new land and partnership team has made three land acquisitions that will see the development of 205 homes across Derbyshire, Gloucestershire and Hereford.
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Modular homes are manufactured in its 250,000 sq ft factory in Knaresborough, north Yorkshire.
ilke Homes’ factory capable to produce 2,000 homes per year
The modules are delivered by road to sites fully complete with kitchens, bathrooms, and interiors, before being craned into their final position.
Last year, Homes England invested £30m into the developer to help scale up the company’s production capacity.
It is now capable of producing 2,000 homes a year from its factory.
Dave Sheridan, executive chairman at ilke Homes, said: “We have had to make adjustments to ensure we can follow safety guidelines and protect our staff, but because homes manufactured in a factory can arrive to site fully-finished, we have been able to keep working and minimise delays.
“Offsite manufacturing is the safest and most effective means of building new homes in line with the government’s guidelines.
“We are now turning our attention to the long-term, as we look to build resilience into the industry by delivering high-quality, energy-efficient homes safely and at speed.
“This will be essential to the post Covid-19 recovery phase, and we want to be working with the government and partners across the industry to rapidly kickstart the country’s housebuilding mission.”