42-home modular scheme on track in Beeston

The Sidings

A 2.2-acre modular housing scheme next to Beeston railway station is well underway, with the first factory-built home having recently been craned into place.

ilke Homes acquired the site and secured full planning permission for the build within 20 months.

The company is working alongside emh group to deliver 42 affordable homes on the vacant brownfield site, which was previously owned by Network Rail.

The development will be known as The Sidings.

All of the homes have been precision-engineered along production lines at ilke’s factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Tom Heathcote, executive director of development at ilke Homes, said: “It’s great to reach yet another milestone at the site in Beeston, where we have worked closely with Network Rail and emh group to bring forward a parcel of brownfield land for the development of much-needed housing. This development, once complete, will prove to be an exemplary case study of how offsite manufacturing can breathe new life into public land via the delivery of well-designed communities that are connected to transport hubs.”

Chris Jones, executive director of development at emh group, said: “We are delighted that our partnership with ilke Homes enables us to regenerate this brownfield site to deliver much needed, high quality modern homes for local communities. This is part of our wider plan as a strategic partner of Homes England, to create places where people feel proud to live, and thrive.”