ilke Homes, a British modular homes business specialising in the latest off-site manufacturing techniques, has successfully gained a place on the Efficiency East Midlands’ (EEM) modular homes Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). Ilke Homes will now be part of EEM’s supply chain, delivering high-quality residential homes on behalf of clients, for those who need it most in the region – including ALMO’s and Housing Associations. The 129 member organisations of the EEM are able to use services compliantly without having to undertake their own tender process.
EEM is a not-for-profit procurement consortium that was set up eight years ago to generate efficiencies for its membership through collaboration, combined volumes, quality products and high-level construction services. The members have built 1.4m properties together in addition to constructing buildings for the NHS and regional police force.
By developing a collaborative working approach for its members, the vision of the group is to establish a platform that can deliver the widest range of organisational, financial and social benefits.
Björn Conway, CEO of ilke Homes commented:
“Efficiency East Midlands’ consolidated approach has proven to be extremely beneficial for the property market in the UK to deliver high-quality housing to those who need it most. The framework facilitates specialists to work together to drive efficiencies and meet the market’s ever-changing needs. We’re proud to have been selected to join the other members and look forward to working with them in the near future.”
Pete Smith, Chief Executive at Efficiency East Midlands commented:
“We are delighted that ilke Homes has been appointed to the EEM DPS for modular homes. ilke Homes have evidenced they have the right credentials to support the EEM members with quality modular homes that are mortgageable. Working with modular home manufacturers such as ilke will support the EEM members in meeting the government target of 300,000 new homes per year. We’re looking forward to creating long lasting partnerships with ilke and our member organisations.”
Ilke Homes works closely with partners including housing associations, local authorities and developers. In June, the business announced plans to deliver an additional 56 new modular properties across the UK for partners including Engie, Keepmoat Homes, Homes England, Home Group, Newcastle City Council and Places for People.
By using precision engineering techniques, ilke Homes will support its partners by providing additional capacity to the traditional construction methods. Additionally, employment opportunities will be created through the schemes, as the construction of offsite homes and delivery on-site offers the chance for a variety of new roles within the construction sector.