Housing Minister unveils £30m boost for ‘Construction Corridor’

  • Today Housing Minister unveils £30 million boost for this ‘Construction Corridor’
  • Government funding to boost output in Yorkshire factory to 5,000 homes per year
  • Investment will promote modern methods of home building in the ‘Construction Corridor’ in the North of England

The government is creating the industry that will deliver Carbon Free Homes, and an industry that will create jobs & career opportunities for a new workforce.

Yorkshire, as part of the ‘Construction Corridor’, is getting a £30 million boost from government going to top construction firms ilke Homes, Housing Minister Esther McVey has announced.

The money is part of government’s drive to make the North of England the world-leader in the creation of modern, green homes.

Homes England will provide the funding to turbo-charge production at their factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

By next year, 2,000 modular homes will roll off ilke Homes’ production line, rising to 5,000 homes a year within the next 5 years – making ilke Homes a top 10 UK housebuilder.

Because ilke Homes’ factory manufactures homes using precision engineering, they are more energy efficient than traditional homes, halving energy costs compared to the average UK property – creating housing that’s good for the planet and good for the pocket.

A factory environment also allows ilke Homes to ensure a high-level of quality and consistency is guaranteed for investors, developers and residents.

The result is homes that outperform those built traditionally, with ilke’s homes proven to be 100% more energy efficient than the average UK home. The investment from government housing agency Homes England will help drive these improvements further by allowing ilke Homes to scale up its operation.



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