BoKlok UK gains approval for sustainable development in Bristol

BoKlok UK, the joint venture between Skanska and IKEA, has been granted planning permission for first UK housing development at Airport Road in Bristol

The new housing development in Bristol will provide 173 family homes which will be available for market sale as well as support social housing schemes by Bristol City Council and local housing associations.

Sustainable homes at a lower price

Graeme Culliton, BoKlok UK managing director and country manager said: “We are delighted that we are able to bring forward our first project in the UK.

“On Wednesday 24 June, Bristol City Council’s planning committee unanimously approved resolution to grant planning consent for new BoKlok homes at Airport Road, Bristol.

“We particularly welcome the councillors’ positive comments on the family and child friendly design of our development, as well as their recognition that we strive to build inclusive communities.

“Throughout the evolution of this project we have partnered with the local community, Bristol City Council, and the Bristol Housing Festival to create quality, sustainable homes at a lower price.

“We continue to work with the planning officers to ensure that the proposed cycleway is safe for pedestrians and cyclists as they travel alongside our development.”

BoKlok’s first housing development is expected to be complete in 2021.

About BoKlok

BoKlok is a residential housing concept providing sustainable, quality and low-cost home ownership. BoKlok is developed and jointly owned by Skanska and IKEA. It currently operates in Sweden, Norway and Finland. To date, BoKlok has developed about 12,000 homes in Sweden, Finland and Norway.

BoKlok homes are built primarily from wood, using a smart, industrialised and efficient process that produces sustainable, high-quality homes at a lower price. Homes are completed offsite in a safe and dry environment using a smart and industrialised process. This enables high quality, low and predictable costs.