IKEA’s modular housing comes to the UK

This collaborative concept imported from Scandinavia will offer wellbeing-focussed affordable housing.

By Hugh Metcalf | 27 May 2020

IKEA’s affordable housing collaboration has found a manufacturer to bring the concept to life in the UK.

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Image: BoKlok 

From speeding up the self-build process to providing a fast, cost-effective solution for tackling the housing crisis, modular housing is one Modern Method of Construction that has opportunities in the UK that remain to be explored.

Boklok, a modular housing concept co-owned by Skanska and IKEA, had previously announced plans to expand into the UK, however, it has now found a UK-based manufacturer to work with to see this vision brought to life. TopHat, a manufacturers which specialise in modular housing for developers already, has been selected for an initial 5 year contract for this particular brand of affordable builds.