ilke Homes secures Rushden development site capable of delivering 150 homes

Modular housing company ilke Homes has secured a site allocated for residential development in Rushden, Northamptonshire that has the potential to deliver up to 150 affordable homes for the local community.

ilke Homes will work with East Northamptonshire Council, Rushden Town Council, and the local community in securing planning permission.

Tom Heathcote, executive director of development at ilke Homes, said: “It’s been a pleasure to have worked with Savills to achieve this milestone.

“We now look forward to working with the local authority and the key stakeholders to unlock the site for the delivery of much-needed affordable family housing.

“If granted planning permission, ilke Homes will deliver up to 150 high-quality homes which will be some of the most sustainable in the UK thanks to our modular technology.”

The deal was brokered by Ann Taylor at Savills’ Nottingham office.

She said: “We are delighted to be working with ilke Homes to bring this vacant site forwards to deliver a sustainable housing scheme.

“We look forward to seeing this development unfold through the planning process and then on the ground, changing the landscape over the forthcoming years.”

By manufacturing homes offsite, ilke Homes is able to achieve huge carbon savings, both during construction and once homes are operational.

By taking the majority of the build stage offsite, the company is able to significantly reduce vehicular movements to site, both helping to reduce carbon emissions and disruption to the local communities.

Precision-engineering techniques also mean that if granted full planning permission, the homes in Rushden will be some of the most energy-efficient in the country.

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 percent of the UK’s housing stock.

ilke Homes manufacturers all homes along a production line at the company’s 250,000 sq. ft factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.