Ready made homes from Yorkshire to help solve housing shortage in Bristol

Ready made homes like this will end up on a new development in Bristol. Credit: ilke Homes

A new housing development in Bristol is going to feature ready made homes that have been made hundreds of miles away in North Yorkshire.

Developers ilke Homes say the homes can be constructed off site in four months - roughly half the time it would take to build a house in the traditional way.

The company is providing 32 homes for a development on the the former Blackberry Hill Hospital site in Bristol, which was once used to house French prisoners of war during the Napoleonic Wars.

The developers say they can cut construction time by building homes off site. Credit: ilke Homes
The homes that will end up in Bristol are being built in a factory in North Yorkshire. Credit: ilke Homes

The wider regeneration project on the 21-acre site will see almost 350 homes built, along with retail and commercial units, and community facilities.

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

Matthew Bench, of ilke Homes, says: “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."

The new homes are expected to arrive on the Bristol development in December. Credit: ilke Homes