Vistry is undertaking a regeneration project of a 21-acre site in Bristol. The plans include 346 homes, several retail and start-up business units, a community building and many green spaces factored in to the community.
In a partnership with Ilke, Vistry will deliver 32 modular homes straight to the site on the former Blackberry Hill hospital site after choosing modern methods of construction (MMC) due to the energy-efficient benefits and speed that offsite manufacturing can deliver.
The homes will be assembled onsite in December after being manufactured at Ilke’s North Yorkshire factory.
This is good news for Ilke who recently started a staff redundancy programme following the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
“Working with Vistry Partnerships demonstrates the confidence that leading developers have in the quality of our homes and the speed at which we can deliver them.”
Craig Currie, managing director at Vistry Partnerships West, said: “This project really is about true partnership and regeneration, working with a range of partners and using our expertise to transform these redundant buildings into a fantastic new community.
“We’re really pleased to be working with ilke Homes, using innovative modern methods of construction to accelerate the delivery of the new homes, meaning we can bring forward affordable homes for local people faster.”