Posted on 09 April 2021
Abri and BoKlok UK have formed a partnership to build more than 750 affordable, sustainable homes over the next five years across the south and south west of England, including Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Portsmouth and Southampton.
BoKlok UK is the UK arm of the modular building company set up by IKEA and Skanska in the early 1990s, which has built 12,000 timber framed, energy-efficient homes across Scandinavia.
The new homes will span a range of tenures to offer choice and meet a diverse range of needs. They will feature sustainable build processes to meet energy efficiency standards and help reduce running costs for residents.
Graeme Culliton, BoKlok UK Managing Director and Country Manager, said: “Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) are starting to be seen as a significant contributor to UK housing. By partnering with Abri, we are fulfilling our ambition to help more people have a quality, energy efficient home at a more affordable price.”
Gary Orr, Group Chief Executive of Abri, said: “Our aim is to provide at least 25% of our new build homes using MMC and partnerships like this one will be key to achieving this.
“MMC is a greener solution for building homes, cutting waste and energy use during the build phase but also once residents have moved in. Homes are designed to conserve energy, which cuts emissions and reduces utilities bills.
“Our shared values with BoKlok UK mean we can really make a difference to meet the demand for affordable homes while creating communities that offer the highest standards of sustainability.”