Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Ikea Pre Fab

Ikea's entrance into the pre fab housing market has proven successful in Sweeden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Now Ikea's BoKlok flat-pack housing system will give lower-income families in Glasgow a chance to get a foot in the door of the home ownership market.

The Glasgow City Council approved a plan last month that will transform the Drumchapel neighborhood on the city's western fringe. That plan includes the construction of 100 of Ikea's easy-to-assemble BoKlok homes complete with balconies, patios, large windows and airy interieors. The homes will be targeted at Glasweigans making between £12,500 and £30,000 with Ikea also providing store vouchers to help furnish the new residences.

This is just a small part of the overall
£100 million re-development plan for Drumchapel that will eventually transform 124 acres of brownfield sites into over 1,200 new homes complete with roads, sidewalks, and green spaces.

Via Treehugger.

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