Modular housing company ilke Homes has sold a 57-home affordable housing scheme in Drybrook, West Gloucestershire, to the Guinness Partnership, one of England’s largest housing associations.

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Ilke secured the land at Mannings Farm, near Drybrook High Street, in March, before obtaining planning consent.

The scheme will deliver a mix of home sizes, which will be made available for shared ownership or affordable rent.

The homes will be manufactured at ilke Homes’ 250,000 sq ft factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, before being delivered to Mannings Farm.

Work on site is expected to start imminently, and to finish in December 2021.

Matthew Bench, executive director of partnerships at ilke Homes, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the Guinness Partnership on an ilke Homes’ full turnkey development, leading the development process at every step and using ilke Homes’ modular housing technology to deliver beautiful, sustainable homes for the local community”

Ed Barnes, development director for the South at The Guinness Partnership, said: “We are delighted to be working with Ilke Homes using Modern Methods of Construction to increase and speed up the supply of affordable housing in the Forest of Dean.”