Published: 4th Nov 2019

The government has announced a £30m fund to create a ‘Construction Corridor’ in order to provide 2,000 modular homes. The funding will be allocated to Ilke Homes factory who manufactures factory-built homes, and by next year, the government expects that 2,000 modular homes will be produced by the company. Ilke’s Homes claim that the modular homes are 100% more energy-efficient than the average UK home. The funding is part of a larger £4.5bn fund delivered by the government housing agency Homes England. Housing minister Esther McVey said: ‘The North of England has the potential to lead the world in the modern methods of construction that are transforming home building.’ ‘An industry that when matured would be worth £40bn a year and provide up to 80,000 jobs.’ ‘This £30m investment in Ilke Homes is a significant step forward in the development of the ‘Construction Corridor,’ a new hub in the North … (To read the full article, subscribe below)