Modular housing company ilke Homes has started delivering 221 affordable homes in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
ilke Homes is delivering a mix of apartments and houses, ranging in size from one to four bedroom family homes on behalf of The Guinness Partnership.
Of the 221 new homes being delivered, 54 are specified to be zero-carbon - meaning they will generate their own source of energy, helping to drastically reduce emissions produced by utilities such as electricity and heating.
Matt Suggitt, development director South East at ilke Homes, said: “We are incredibly pleased to be delivering yet another affordable and sustainable housing scheme in the South East, bringing our pipeline to over 1,000 homes across five sites in the region.
“We look forward to delivering this scheme for The Guinness Partnership, in order to provide a truly sustainable and well-designed community with much-needed, high-quality housing in Southend.
“By providing ZERO carbon homes, employing the use of low-carbon technologies, ilke Homes is actively helping Southend-on-Sea City Council, who have declared a climate emergency, reduce carbon emissions associated with the construction and operation of new-build homes.”
ilke Homes is scaling up its operations and delivering over 10,000 sustainable homes over the next five years.
The company has grown its pipeline to 3,500 homes, as it secured the site in March 2021 and secured detailed planning in September 2021 under its ‘turnkey’ offering, by which it acquires land, gains planning permissions, develops the sites and delivers the factory-built homes.
It follows news that ilke Homes, in partnership with Octopus Energy and Gresham House, are rolling out the UK’s first homes to guarantee residents zero energy bills.
The three British tech firms have launched the partnership on a site in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex where ilke Homes is delivering the UK’s largest zero-carbon housing development.
Precision-engineering techniques mean that ilke Homes will be able to deliver the scheme’s factory-built homes in half the time of traditional methods. By manufacturing offsite, the homes delivered will be of the highest quality as ilke Homes is able to benchmark standards at numerous stages of the build cycle.
By harnessing artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital design, the modular housing company is capable of creating homes that are incredibly well insulated, meaning less heat escapes, consequently reducing bills.
Completion is expected in Autumn 2024.