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Ikea's flatpack Tyneside development

Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is building prefabricated wooden buildings called BokLok homes, on Tyneside development, opposite Gateshead's International Stadium.

The flatpack houses are shipped from Scandinavia, erected on site and will be sold as low-cost 'affordable' housing.

The development is a mix of shared-ownership, rented accommodation and outright sale. There are 36 flats and 47 houses costing under £100,000 per flat and £150,000 for a house.

People wanting to move in had to register their interest at Ikea's Gateshead store in October, and Britain's first BokLok tenants and owners will be moving in soon.