ECE has been appointed by Skanska and IKEA-owned BoKlok to design and deliver a sustainable, eco-friendly scheme comprising of 152 affordable, high quality timber-framed modular homes.
We are pleased to have secured a resolution to grant planning permission for the scheme, which will provide much needed affordable housing in Worthing.
ECE’s proposal adopts a holistic approach to the sustainable opportunities that address climate change and provide enhanced environmental benefits within the built form & landscape solution. This is through adopting a landscape parkland concept with an emphasis on creating different landscape zones throughout the scheme for the residents and the wider community to enjoy. These include an enhanced biodiverse landscape design with ecology zones, woodland play, and formal design landscaped areas.
The BoKlok model looks to create a unique development that responds to the site and its context but also aims to showcase its own identity and character. The new apartments have been designed in a simple restrained aesthetic which is reflective of both its Scandinavian heritage and contemporary residential architecture in the UK.
Local flint work, timber cladding, timber tones and dark grey slate roofing act as a precedent for the proposed material palette, which creates a muted backdrop to the surrounding landscape design.
Each apartment has a private balcony, in addition to the various communal landscaped areas located throughout the site.
BoKlok was established in the early 1990s when joint owners IKEA and Skanska came together to offer sustainable, quality, low-cost homeownership. BoKlok’s modular system reduces construction time, environmental impact and lessens construction traffic throughout the built period. The first BoKlok homes were completed in 1997, and so far, they have built more than 11,000 homes throughout Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway.Share this