BoKlok (Live Smart) – the answer to affordability?

Organiser: New Heartlands
Location: Liverpool

In the UK there are 2 million working households unable to get a foot onto the property ladder hence affordability is becoming a growing issue for local authorities across the country. In the mid-90s housing construction was at a standstill in Sweden even though there was a real need for affordable housing. Skanska and IKEA decided to build 'good homes for ordinary people' – and so the BoKlok concept was born.

BoKlok is Swedish for Live Smart and Live Smart@Home is the company licensed to develop the concept in the UK. So what can we learn from the Scandinavian experience?

We are planning a one-day seminar to find out more about BoKlok and Live Smart@Home and share some of the learning from the Bridging Newcastle Gateshead pathfinder, the first in the UK to adopt the concept.

10 September 2007
The Liner Hotel Lord Nelson Street Liverpool L3 5QB

Programme Speakers include: · Mike Kirk, Development Director, Live Smart@Home – How the BoKlok concept has been adapted to meet the needs of first time buyers in the UK market.

Anne Mulroy, Direct, Bridging Newcastle Gateshead Pathfinder – The importance of the project for Bridging Newcastle Gateshead.

Sheila Johnston, Director, Development and Enterprise, Gateshead Council – Lessons from Gateshead and how to get a development like this through the planning system.

There are a limited number of places so please put this date in your diary now and look out for our invitation! For more information contact Martine Corrigan at