Ilke Homes is preparing to open its first modular home factory in Harrogate in March.
The new operation will create 150 new jobs and is expected to deliver 2,000 homes a year. Jobs at the new 25,000 square metre factory at Flaxby Moor will initially consist of a 100-person manufacturing and supply chain team supported by engineers, designers, and related professionals. Plans are to grow the manufacturing team to 300 over the next 12 months.
Business Secretary Greg Clark said that the new factory will use innovative and advanced off-site manufacturing to produce affordable modular housing, create jobs, and support the Industrial Strategy’s infrastructure and housing initiative. A total of £866m has been invested into local projects through the Housing Infrastructure Fund to start production of 200,000 homes.