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By Paul Fender

Resolution to grant planning permission secured for one of the UK’s first BoKlok schemes

ECE is pleased to have secured a resolution to grant planning permission for one of BoKlok’s first UK residential schemes, providing much needed affordable housing in Worthing.

ECE was 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.

The BoKlok modular system reduces construction time, environmental impact and lessens construction traffic throughout the build period.

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.

Stuart Eatock, Managing Director, comments:

“This appointment isn’t just significant for ECE; it’s a huge milestone for Worthing and the surrounding areas. Sustainability is at the forefront of the BoKlok ethos and this has been integrated throughout our design proposals. BoKlok is needed to give more people a chance in the housing market and we are delighted to be working on such a sustainable and pioneering scheme.”

The new homes will be built from a timber-frame construction, which is the most climate-neutral and natural building material. Leftover materials are recyclable, with less than one percent being thrown away.

BoKlok’s first homes were completed in 1997 and their portfolio now spans more than 12,000 homes throughout Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and now Worthing.

Read more about this project here.

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