Published: 15th Oct 2019

The Ikea-owned modular building firm BoKlok has announced plans to develop 200 homes in south Bristol alongside Bristol City Council. Bristol City Council, who owns the Airport Road site, has partnered with BoKlok as part of the five-year Bristol Housing Festival which is trialling innovative offsite housing solutions across the city. The proposed development will be the first BoKlok community in Bristol. About 140 of the homes will be for market sale under the BoKlok brand. The remaining homes will be for social rent and shared ownership. The Swedish company was created in the early 1990s and has already built 11,000 homes across Scandinavia. They said they specifically targetted Bristol as the perfect place to enter the UK market. Last year, Bristol City Council announced they will be setting up their own housing company, which they hope will give the authority greater influence over what is built in the city. … (To read the full article, subscribe below)