Inside the show flat
The first flat-pack home designed for people on low incomes has been unveiled on Tyneside.
A two-bedroom show apartment was opened as part of the 93-unit complex near Gateshead International Stadium.
The timber-framed BoKlok structures will cost up to £149,995 and will only be available to first-time buyers earning between £15,000 and £35,000.
Six homes are nearing completion with the first residents expected to move in by March.
The homes will be sold by furniture giant Ikea, with a one-bedroom flat starting at £99,950 and rising to £124,950 for a two-bedroom apartment.
Houses will start at £132,500 for two beds, and £149,995 buys a three-bedroom home.
Alan Prole, managing director of Live Smart@Home, said: "For the first time in the UK, people will be able to experience what it could be like living in a BoKlok home.
"This is a very exciting time for everyone concerned in this development and we are now looking forward to welcoming our first residents."
Councillor David Napier, Gateshead's housing chief, says: "Opening the show apartment is a major landmark in this much talked-about development.
"I'm sure I am not alone in being genuinely excited about being able to see what the inside of a BoKlok home actually looks like.
"What is already clear is that BoKlok seems to offer a new and viable solution to the affordable homes problem." The show home will be open the public from Saturday.
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