Moore Barlow secures modular home developer as new client

BoKlok UK, the sustainable, quality affordable home provider, has appointed law firm Moore Barlow as its exclusive conveyancing solicitors for UK plot sales.

To date, BoKlok has developed about 12,000 homes in Sweden, Finland and Norway.

BoKlok, a 50/50 joint venture company between global home furnishings brand IKEA and Skanska, one of the world’s largest project development and construction groups, uses modern methods of construction to design and build innovative, environmentally sustainable homes.

Construction work on the company’s first UK development is under way in Bristol and Moore Barlow has been appointed to carry out the legal work involved in selling the new plots at this and future sites.

BoKlok homes are built in a factory and then assembled on site, making it possible to complete entire new housing developments that would take years using traditional construction methods in a matter of months.

Zoe Owen, partner in the residential real estate team at Moore Barlow, said: “BoKlok is one of the most exciting new entrants into the UK property market for years. Its vision of bringing modular housing to the country at pace will be a vital shot in the arm to the housing industry, which urgently needs to increase the number of affordable, sustainable homes it builds.

“Adding BoKlok to our client list demonstrates the depth of experience we have developed in housing. Advising another fast-growth and innovative business, that I believe has the potential to shape the future of the industry, is an exciting proposition for us.”

Moore Barlow is one of the most active plot sales advisors in the South of England, completing more than 1,000 transactions a year for clients across the South Coast, London and M4 corridor. The 100-strong property team operates across six offices advising clients including national housebuilder Bloor Homes, retirement living provider Churchill and Hampshire-based residential developer Metis Homes.