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  • Deal continues rich history of families working together

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  • Deeley secures place on Homes England’s Delivery Partner DPS

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    The Willows hits high point

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Bespoke designer kitchens installed at Moreton Edge

Two Coventry headquartered family-firms have joined forces to bring bespoke designer kitchens to a popular Cotswolds development.

Midlands developer the Deeley Group and Burbidge & Son Kitchen Makers have partnered together to create new kitchens at Moreton Edge – a Deeley Homes development in Moreton-in-Marsh.

It sees the companies, which are headquartered under a mile away from each other, work together for the first time since Deeley Construction built Burbidge & Son’s distribution centre a decade ago.

Moreton Edge is a development of 16 new homes, ranging from two-bedroom cottages to a three-storey, five-bedroom home, all built around a private garden and green space.

Kitchen Makers’ kitchens are all handmade made locally in Coventry and the first of the kitchens has now been installed at Moreton Edge.

The high-specification kitchens are made with solid wood and will be hand-painted one of 16 different tints and hues by request of the home owner – giving each home a distinct identity.

Eleanor Deeley, joint managing director at the Deeley Group, said: “Burbidge & Son is a highly-respected name and their Kitchen Makers brand slots in perfectly with the bespoke nature of our Moreton Edge development.

“Burbidge & Son is a company that is steeped in history and holds many of the same values as Deeley Group.

“It makes it even better that the company is based a stone’s throw away from our headquarters in Coventry and this is a great example of two local companies working together to deliver on a project.”

Ben Burbidge, managing director at Burbidge & Son, added: “We’re delighted to be working with Deeley Homes to introduce our Kitchen Makers’ products into the wonderful new development at Moreton-in-Marsh.

“In the past, we had been the client in the relationship between Burbidge and Deeley, but that has now flipped and we are now doing work for them.

“While our core business is selling kitchens through independent retailers, we have been expanding our offer when it comes to new-build developments.

“The first kitchen is now installed and it looks great. We have been in talks with a number of the buyers at the development about their kitchens and look forward to working with them more closely to create the perfect kitchen for their home at Moreton Edge.”

Moreton Edge is being marketed by Oliver Knight New Homes.

For more information on the development and remaining properties visit www.deeley.co.uk/homes/our-developments/moreton-edge/

To find out more about Kitchen Makers visit www.burbidgekitchenmakers.co.uk

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PICTURE CAPTION: Eleanor Deeley and Ben Burbidge at Moreton Edge, Moreton-in-Marsh.

Former Wyken priest honoured with road name at affordable housing development

Father Robert Wright – who was fondly known in the community as Father Bob – passed away last year at the age of 68 and had called St. John Fisher’s Church home for a quarter of a century.

Robert Wright Drive can be found on a new housing scheme in Wyken being delivered by Deeley Group’s Affordable Living division.

The development is being delivered in partnership with housing provider Stonewater and will see the construction of 39 affordable new homes on Tiverton Road.

Robert was born in Hillfields in 1951 and ordained as Roman Catholic Priest in 1977. He served in Bicester, Nuneaton, Redditch and as Chaplain to the West Indian community in Birmingham, before returning to his home city of Coventry as Parish Priest of St John Fisher in Wyken in 1995.

In his time at St John Fisher he ministered at St John Fisher and St Gregory primary schools and worked closely with children at Cardinal Wiseman School, as part of his work with the Romero Academy.

He was a lifelong Coventry City fan and a season ticket holder for many years, attending home games when his parish commitments would allow. He ensured the church played a key role in the community and the church was a caring, inclusive and supportive place to worship and learn.

Liz Carr, Robert’s sister and a former teacher at St Augustine’s School, said: “We were delighted to hear that a road was being named after Rob, especially given its proximity to St. John Fisher‘s Church, his home for 25 years.

“He spent many happy years there, serving his parish and the local community, devoting his life to his ministry.

“He was especially happy given that Coventry was his home town, and being a lifelong supporter of Coventry City, he could easily make the home games and get back for Saturday evening mass.

“Whilst he would have been embarrassed at the thought of a road being named after him, his family and friends are really proud, as it is testimony to his hard work and commitment, and the regard he is held in, by all those who knew him.”

Peter Deeley, managing director of Deeley Group, added: “We have been working in the community here in Wyken for many years and for the last quarter of a century Father Bob has been right at the heart of that community.

“It is fitting and rightful honour for a great man who had such a profound impact on those he met and supported during his life. We hope that he would be supportive of our development at Tiverton Road and the creation of new affordable homes for the community which held him in such high regard.”

The new development at Tiverton Road will comprise of 23 affordable rented and 16 shared ownership properties, which will be a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Matt Crucefix, Director of Development (South and West) at Stonewater, said: “Building new homes should be centred around tackling local housing demand, whilst also enabling new residents to embed themselves within the existing community and its history.

“Naming one of the development’s roads after this highly respected individual is not only a great way to continue celebrating his work in the area but also presents an exciting opportunity for community building with both new and existing residents.”

 

Deal continues rich history of families working together

Two property experts are following in the footsteps of their grandfathers after completing a deal which aims bring forward new homes in a Warwickshire village.

Eleanor Deeley, deputy managing director of Midlands-based developer the Deeley Group, has optioned on a 4.5 acre site in Long Itchington, with Lucy Quibell (née Holt), director of Holt Property, acting on behalf of the landowner.

The deal continues a rich history of the Deeley and Holt family names working together.

Eleanor’s grandfather, George Deeley, set up business in Coventry in 1936 and one year later Lucy’s grandfather Clifford Holt set up a property business in the Midlands.

A partnership developed and was carried into the next generation with Peter Deeley and David Holt working together on a range of deals across Coventry – including the establishment of the successful Binley Business Park.

Eleanor and Lucy were friends as young children and have gone from playing childhood games together to completing strategic land deals – with this first deal expected to be the start of a fruitful professional relationship, continuing the generations of doing business together.

The deal signals Deeley Group’s intention to expand its already extensive land holdings and develop the footprint of its strategic land team.

Eleanor Deeley said: “Deeley and Holt are trusted and respected names, steeped in the history of the Midlands property industry and our families have been partners on a wide range of projects over the last 85 years.

“For generations we have been doing business together and I’m delighted to be strengthening and continuing that partnership.

“We will be working closely together as Deeley Group looks to bring forward much-needed new homes for the local area on the 4.5 acre site.”

Holt Property is a specialist strategic land and property development agency based in Warwickshire.

The company is currently helping to deliver over 1,500 homes on allocated sites and over 600,000 square feet of allocated employment land and is also advising on a large number of strategic land sites which are being promoted though the planning system.

Lucy Quibell added: “Eleanor and I are the third generation of established property professional Holts and Deeleys, working on providing new homes and employment sites across Warwickshire and the West Midlands, and it is great that we are building on the relationship established by our grandfathers over 80 years’ ago.

“This is a strong site in a wonderful Warwickshire village and Holt Property look forward to working with Deeley Group on bringing it forward for development and working together on future projects.”

PICTURE CAPTION: Eleanor Deeley and Lucy Quibell at the Long Itchington site.

Stonemarket moves into George House

A national landscaping products company is relocating some staff to high-quality offices in Coventry in a deal concluded by commercial property experts Bromwich Hardy.

Stonemarket has agreed a five-year lease for 2,000 sq ft of first floor offices at George House on Coventry Business Park with owners the Deeley Group.

Bromwich Hardy partner Michelle Mills, who acted for Deeley, said the deal showed the continued resilience of the office market in the wake of the pandemic and the growing strength of Coventry as a target business location.

“Despite all the reports throughout the pandemic predicting the demise of the office, there is still plenty of demand for the right building in the right location.

“These offices at George House are a clear case in point. They have been developed to the highest standards, are superbly located on Herald Avenue on Coventry Business Park and boast excellent road, rail and air links close to hand as well as an established, respected landlord.

“New research has shown Coventry is – and will be – the sixth fastest growing city in Europe between 2020 and 2025 and we are certainly seeing evidence to back this up. It is becoming a magnet for ambitious companies who want to reflect their own ambitions by being located in a region with real dynamism and vitality.”

Michelle said a 6,000 sq ft ground floor suite at George House was also available to let for around £106,000 a year– with interest already strong.

This is a self-contained suite with its own entrance and comes with two meeting rooms, fully fitted kitchen and break out area, 30 parking spaces and impressive green credentials including solar generated electricity and a ground source heat pump.

“It has everything that a modern, ambitious and forward-thinking company could need.”

Nick Sharpe, managing director of Stonemarket said: “George House is a great location for our team, giving them a modern office to work from and hold meetings.”

Eleanor Deeley, deputy managing director of The Deeley Group, said: “We are delighted that Stonemarket has selected George House for its relocation; this move reinforces our belief in well located, sustainable and flexible office space.”

For more details of the ground floor offices and Bromwich Hardy visit www.bromwichhardy.com

Deeley secures place on Homes England’s Delivery Partner DPS

Deeley Group has secured a place on Homes England’s new Delivery Partner Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

The leading Midlands developer, which is headquartered in Coventry, has been successful in submission to join the platform which will be the key tool for the delivery of Homes England’s housing-led developments.

The firm has been registered in both the small category, which is under 70 units, and the large category, which looks at developments over 70 units.

It means the developer will have the opportunity to bid and price for works across Homes England’s entire framework.

This covers regions including the East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, South East and South West.

Deeley Group had previously been named on the Homes and Communities Agency DPP3 framework, which enabled the group to secure contracts valued £11 million to deliver extra care facilities in Chipping Norton and Didcot for Housing 21.

The DPP3 framework also saw Deeley deliver a £6.6 million extra-care apartment scheme in Coventry.

In recent years, Deeley Group has delivered 600 new homes and worked with partners including Orbit Homes, Stonewater, Housing 21, and Platform Housing Group on affordable housing developments.

David Currie, Land and Partnerships Director at the Deeley Group, says by securing a place on the new dynamic purchasing system the firm will be able to deliver more affordable housing and healthcare to support communities across the country.

David said: “This is fantastic news for the firm and positions us perfectly to push forward with our future growth strategy to work with our partners to deliver vital affordable housing and healthcare facilities.

“The successful submission with Homes England will also enable Deeley Group to grow  its geographical coverage  across the wider Midlands and work in markets in the South East, East and South West of England.

“We have developed strong partnerships with housing associations in recent years and these partnerships allow us to deliver under Homes England’s new DPS.”

The Willows hits high point

A ‘topping out’ ceremony has been held at a development of 55 new homes for the community in Asfordby.

The Willows  development, which is a partnership between Midlands-based developer Deeley Homes and social housing and care organisation emh, has hit its high point.

It is three miles from Melton Mowbray and will provide a mix of market sale, social rent and shared ownership homes – with the first homes set to be available in 2022.

Fifteen of the homes will be sold privately by Deeley Homes, with emh developing its first market sale units at the development.

More than two thirds of the houses will be classed as affordable homes and contribute to meeting key housing targets in the area.

Eleanor Deeley, Deputy Managing Director at Deeley Group, said: “This is a landmark moment for our development in partnership with emh near Asfordby.

“We’re excited to be launching 15 market sale homes alongside the two types of affordable homes and this approach means that The Willows will cater to a wide range of people in the community.

“Work started on site in February and the project remains on track to be able to welcome residents in 2022.

“The development has been designed with the needs of the area as its priority and will deliver much needed market sale homes and crucial affordable housing options for people living in the Melton Borough Council area.

“As part of the development we have been making a range of local infrastructure improvements and have enhanced the biodiversity of the site by creating wildflower meadows, bird boxes, bat boxes and hedgehog highways.”

Social housing and care organisation emh is a strategic partner of Homes England, giving it access to £172 million in grant funding. Under a flexible development programme, emh aims to deliver 600 new homes a year for the next five years.

Chris Jones, Executive Director of Development at emh, said: “Strong partnerships help us deliver a diverse range of housing across the East Midlands, and we are delighted that residents will soon be moving into our first homes completed with Deeley Homes.

“Every one of our developments has made a lasting impact in the local community, and we are excited to see these affordable rent and shared ownership homes contributing to meeting the housing aspirations of people in the Melton Borough Council area.”

PICTURE CAPTION: Chris Jones (emh) and Eleanor Deeley (Deeley Group) at The Willows.

Cotswolds MP unveils Nightingale Gardens

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP has unveiled the new NHS inspired road name at a development on the site of the former Moreton-in-Marsh hospital.

Nightingale Gardens is at the 16-home Moreton Edge development being completed by Midlands-based Deeley Homes on the edge of the town.

The Cotswolds MP returned to the development which he last visited in December 2020 to learn about its success and reveal the new road name.

Moreton Edge has seen more than 80 per cent of its plots reserved off plan and the first home will be completed in autumn.

The ‘Nightingale Gardens’ name pays homage to the tireless efforts of staff in the NHS and healthcare professions over the course of the pandemic.

It also recognises the history of the brownfield site and the former hospital which stood there.

Each of the 16 homes at Moreton Edge are also named after significant local people and locations – ranging from benefactors of the Moreton Hospital and renowned poets, to hidden treasures of the Cotswolds such as Kiftsgate Court Gardens.

Sir Geoffrey, who had a career in the property industry before his 30-year political career, said: “The development has come on leaps and bounds since I last visited and it is fantastic to hear of the success it has seen at such an early stage.

“It is very fitting that Deeley Homes has named the road as a way of thanking the NHS for the incredible work it has done for all of us during the pandemic.

“The development will be a great addition to the community here in Moreton-in-Marsh and I look forward to continuing to follow its progress as the first homes are completed later this year.”

Deeley Homes is part of Midlands-based Deeley Group which previously built the Co-Op on Moreton-in-Marsh High Street in the 1980s.

Moreton Edge features three two-bedroom cottages at the front of the development, ranging through to a three-storey, five-bedroom house at the rear of the site overlooking open countryside.

Peter Hartill, Chairman of the Deeley Group, added: “Sir Geoffrey has been a great supporter of our Moreton Edge development and we would like to thank him for officially unveiling the Nightingale Gardens road name.

“We wanted to recognise the vital role the NHS has played in supporting the country throughout the last 16 months while also giving the road name a historic link to the former Moreton-in-Marsh hospital.

“These homes will be a great asset for the local community and the early demand we have seen has proved there is a desire for high-quality, stylish homes in the area.”

Moreton Edge is being marketed by Oliver Knight New Homes.

For more information on the development visit  www.deeley.co.uk/homes/our-developments/moreton-edge/

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PICTURE CAPTION: Left to right – Peter Hartill and Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP.

Demand high for Moreton Edge homes

A development in Moreton-on-Marsh has seen a more than 80 per cent of its plots reserved before any of the homes have even been completed.

Moreton Edge is a development of 16 new homes on the site of the Moreton-in-Marsh hospital and has seen 13 properties reserved off-plan.

The development is being created by Deeley Homes, a division of Midlands-based firm the Deeley Group.

Moreton Edge features three two-bedroom cottages at the front of the development, ranging through to a, three-storey, five-bedroom house

The homes are built around a private garden and green space, with the rear of the site overlooking open Cotswold countryside.

All of the properties with more than two bedrooms have been reserved, with the first home set to be completed in autumn this year.

The development benefits from a nearby train line which goes directly from Moreton-in-Marsh to London Paddington in 90 minutes.

Moreton Edge’s early success points to a thriving property market in Cotswold location and workers from the City looking to move out of London to easily commutable areas.

Eleanor Deeley, Deputy Managing Director of the Deeley Group, said: “We’ve experienced a very encouraging start with this development and being over 80 per cent reserved at this stage demonstrates the strength of the market and the demand for high quality housing.

“This is an ideal location in the heart of one the finest Cotswold towns and we are ensuring these homes fully complement the surroundings.

“Cotswold locations are proving particularly popular with buyers at the moment and Moreton has the advantage of a direct train service to London.

“We have also benefitted from being a rare town centre development, with developments usually coming on the edge of a town and are thrilled that we’ve managed to maintain the ‘feel’ of a traditional Cotswold home.

“Deeley Homes is confident that those who have already reserved will be delighted with the high-quality, stylish new homes that we are creating at Moreton Edge and expect every plot to be reserved off-plan very soon.”

Moreton Edge is being marketed by Oliver Knight New Homes.

Oliver Knight added: “The interest in this development has been overwhelming, not just driven by people relocating to this beautiful Cotswold town but also due to being a small luxury development of just 16 luxury houses just behind the high street and close to the railway station with its direct train to London Paddington.”

For more information on the development and remaining properties visit www.deeley.co.uk/homes/our-developments/moreton-edge/

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