Mannings Farm, Drybrook, Forest of Dean

Drybrook, is our most recent foray into Category 1 Modern Methods of Construction. The 57 homes under construction here on the edge of the village of Drybrook are the first fruits of our partnership and investment in ilke Homes.

About these homes


Mannings Farm, Drybrook, Forest of Dean

Number of homes


Tenure of homes

Shared Ownership
Affordable Rent


2020 - 2022

Ilke specialise in a modular form of MMC using a system based on a steel-framed structure (instead of blockwork or timber frame) which is built in their  factory in North Yorkshire. Once suitable foundations have been built,  houses arrive on site as completed ground floor and first floor/roof units, substantially reducing the amount of site-based work and accelerating the delivery of completed homes.

Our partnership with ilke has involved detailed negotiations around improvement to ilke’s product which are continuing as we progress our second project with ilke at Fossets Way in Essex.

We are glad to be supporting the Government’s drive for the use of Modern Methods of Construction across the country, with our partners at Homes England and the Greater London Authority.