Modular housing manufacturer ilke Homes has opened offices in London, Birmingham and Bristol, and promoted Ben Miller to chief executive of the company's new business unit.
The new homes and development unit has been set up to manage "the near-200 percent annual growth of the company’s demand pipeline".
ilke Homes managing director Ben Miller has been promoted into the newly-created role of chief executive officer of this unit, which will manage all sales of homes to customers, including housing associations, local authorities and private developers.
It merges ilke Homes’s core business - as an offsite manufacturer that supplies homes directly to clients - with ‘turnkey’ development solutions, whereby customers can purchase complete developments sourced and delivered by ilke Homes. This means ilke Homes would acquire land, gain planning permission and manufacture the homes and develop the sites.
Miller, who joined the firm in April 2019 from Crest Nicholson, will manage the new business unit as well as lead on the sales of the homes, while ilke Homes executive chairman Dave Sheridan will continue to oversee the manufacturing and development functions of the business.
Miller said: "For Britain to recover quickly from Covid-19, the construction sector needs to be able to respond fast. Having a presence in every region will allow us to better support councils and housing associations, which have a real opportunity to speed up their housing delivery with high-quality, eco-friendly homes that can be manufactured and installed quickly, while fully-complying with social-distancing measures.
"Having a turnkey offer - where we acquire land, get consent and supply finished modules - will enable us to better support clients who want to bring homes to the market more quickly. The in-house team we've established has huge experience and while there will absolutely be challenging times to come, I am confident we are well-placed to tackle them head-on."
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