Vistry chooses offsite built homes for Bristol scheme

Aaron Morby 4 years ago
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Modular housing company ilke Homes is partnering with Vistry Partnerships to deliver 32 homes to the former Blackberry Hill Hospital site in Bristol.

Some of the new homes to be built at form Blackberry Hill hospital site
Some of the new homes to be built at form Blackberry Hill hospital site

The homes will form part of Vistry Partnerships’ wider regeneration project of the 21-acre site, which will include 346 homes, shops, start-up business units and a community building.

Vistry Partnerships opted to use modern methods of construction for part of the housing development, cutting construction time by half.

The homes will be manufactured at ilke Homes’ 250,000 sq ft factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, before being completed on the Bristol site in December.

ilke’s Knaresborough factory production line

It is ilke Homes’ first order in the South West since opening a Bristol office last month, following the company’s recent regional expansion which also saw ilke Homes open new offices in Birmingham and London.

Last week ilke also sealed a deal with Network Rail to deliver 40 modular homes on a 2.2-acre brownfield site next to Beeston station in Nottingham.

Matthew Bench, executive director of partnerships at ilke Homes, said: “Offsite manufacturing has a key role to play to kickstart the economy and to quickly build the high-quality, energy-efficient homes that are needed across the country.”

Redevelopment plan for former Blackberry Hill Hospital site in Bristol

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