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  • Construction underway for new Burton Green Village Hall

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  • BLOG: Mike and Vicki at Moreton Edge

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  • Extra Care scheme launches in Didcot

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  • Construction underway for new Burton Green Village Hall

    Work is underway to create a new hub at the heart a Warwickshire village by a leading Midlands developer.

    Deeley Construction has begun work to build the new Burton Green Village Hall, to provide a modern and energy efficient facility.

    The new village hall is a five-minute walk from the previous site and will be a modern equivalent to the former building, with a high-quality commercial kitchen, abundance of natural light and office facilities among the improvements.

    Burton Green Village Hall is a charity and run by volunteers, including 12 trustees who oversee its management, and welcomes hundreds of users every week.

    The existing hall will remain open until the new facility has been completed and will continue to deliver its valued programme of community activities.

    The project is funded by HS2 Ltd and work is expected to be completed in November 2022.

    Burton Green Village Hall has been designed by David Benn from VB Architects and the trustees have been supported by David Dumbleton MBE, Senior Partner at Rotherham & Co Solicitors.

    Cheryl Wall, chair of trustees for Burton Green Village Hall, said: “It’s exciting to finally see work start on our new village hall. We have worked extensively with our partners over the past decade to get to this stage.

    “After a lengthy process, we selected the site for the replacement village hall and the associated outdoor space will help us to expand our services, particularly with hosting events such as village fetes.

    “We will have expanded parking facilities, including electrical charging points, and the area around the hall will be landscaped.

    “Burton Green Village Hall is at the heart of our community. It’s used by the parish council, residents’ association, Women’s Institute and a wide range of other groups, including our wine club, stitch group, toddler group, dance academy and many more.

    “It’s a really important place for our village. We hope the new hall will attract residents from all over the village, we have worked hard to make it accessible and attractive to our newer residents too.”

    Martin Gallagher, managing director of Deeley Construction, added: “We have a proud history of working on developments which are central to local communities.

    “Burton Green is a growing community and this new village hall will be central to community life in the village for many years to come.

    “It will be built to be a low-carbon emitting facility which will provide additional biodiversity to the area. As a developer, we are committed to reaching net-zero by 2036 and sustainability is at the heart of all of our developments.”

    Richard Hardy, founding partner of Coventry-based commercial property specialist Bromwich Hardy, said he was delighted that work was now under way on site.

    “We worked with the village hall committee over a period of ten years to identify this new site, negotiate with HS2 as to the exact specification for the new hall and are pleased to see that progress is now being made to develop what will be an essential part of village life.

    “A huge amount of work has gone into getting to this point and we look forward to the village enjoying this new facility for many years to come.”

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  • BLOG: Mike and Vicki at Moreton Edge

    Mike and Vicki were the first homeowners to move in to our Moreton Edge development in Moreton-in-Marsh.

    We caught up with the couple a few months after moving in to see how they are enjoying life at Moreton Edge and living in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

    What attracted you to the home and Moreton Edge initially?

    We found this development online and we were looking for the Moreton-in-Marsh area generally. At the time, all of the properties had been reserved, so we put our names down on the waiting list.

    We didn’t expect we would get the offer of a plot, but Oliver Knight said it would be still worth us registering our interest.

    It was June when Oliver contacted us and told us that one had become available. We jumped at the chance. To end up being the first people in was a real surprise.

    Why Moreton-in-Marsh?

    We came from Beverley in Yorkshire, which is lovely but we, wanted a complete change. Mike had just retired, neither of us driving at the moment, so we wanted to come to a place where we had easy access to services.

    Moreton-in-Marsh runs a bus service to surrounding villages. We are also close to Oxford and also 90 minutes from London Paddington on the train and there is a lovely high street full of all the shops you need. It’s also an area of outstanding natural beauty, so we have easy access to a lot of walks in the countryside – we’re surrounded by footpaths and routes.

    Quality of the build?

    We had a four-bedroom house before and we weren’t particularly looking for something of the same size. The three bedroom specification we saw was ideal, the dimensions of the room were big, and to us it seemed to work perfectly.

    The house has a high-quality finish – we knew that was going to be the case from the moment we saw the brochure.

    We came down to Moreton-in-Marsh in April 2021, because that was the earliest we could travel due to lockdown. It was a lovely week and we stayed in a cottage on the main street. We looked at the development from the outside and thought it looked really good.

    It’s in a good location, and the Cotswold stone build is fantastic. It fits in ideally to town.

    This is a lovely small development and we’re of the opinion there will be a great community here.

    We love the house and we’re really very happy with it. The landscape is what we particularly wanted and our garden has a gorgeous view.

    Hospital Road is a lovely road with a really nice mixture of properties on it, but the way Deeley has done the build with the tiles and Cotswold stone means it fits in perfectly.

    We hope to be here for the long-term and feel really settled here.

    Experience with Deeley Homes?

    Deeley Homes tried to get the house ready for us as soon as they could. We had been living temporarily in an Air BnB for two months, after selling our existing house.

    We expected there may be a few problems as it’s a building site and we would be the first ones in occupation, but the builders have been good. There are a few things which still need finishing but we understand that will take time, but it doesn’t stop us enjoying the house.

    With Deeley Homes being a smaller developer that has made a big difference. Before we moved in we had correspondence with both Eleanor Deeley and Dean Weldon and found them both fine to work with.

    It was even down to things like keeping the heating on for when we moved in and the welcome on arrival, little touches that make a big difference.

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  • Extra Care scheme launches in Didcot

    Housing 21’s first Extra Care scheme has launched in Didcot.

    Poppy Meadows will enable over 55s in Didcot, Oxfordshire to live independently with access to an on-site care team.

    The new Extra Care scheme hosted a successful launch event at the District Community Centre, just across the road from the development, with firm interest being shown by prospective residents.

    Poppy Meadows will consist of 80 stylish one- and two-bedroom apartments with a care team available 24/7 offering tailored support for residents that need it.

    The scheme is being delivered by Housing 21, a national leading provider of Retirement Living and Extra Care, in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, Midlands-based developer Deeley Construction and Vale of White Horse District, supported by the £2.4 million Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal.

    The development is currently being built and is anticipating opening their show apartment and marketing suite in August 2022.

    Susan Wells, New Homes Sales Manager at Housing 21, said: “We’re very pleased with how the build is coming along, and it was great to meet with prospective residents at our launch event held at the local community centre. Now we’ll look forward to getting the show apartment ready to show future residents around in early August.”

    Eleanor Deeley, Joint Managing Director at Deeley Group, said: “It’s fantastic to hear of the excitement from prospective residents at what will be a state-of-the-art Extra Care scheme providing vital homes to people in Didcot.

    “We’re proud to be continuing our strong partnership with Housing 21 on this development. Poppy Meadows is being delivered to the highest standard and we are certain that residents will love living here when it is completed.”

    All apartments have been designed and are being built to high quality standards to provide fully accessible facilities for residents. Residents can expect quality fitted kitchens, level access showers and specialist flooring to reduce slip hazards, in addition to living in an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC C) status property.

    There will also be a range of communal facilities including a residents’ lounge and gardens, as well as a café/bistro and an on-site hair salon that will be available for use by the wider local community too.

    For more information about Poppy Meadows, visit www.housing21.org.uk.

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  • New home opens for Nuneaton shedders

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  • Work starts on new £13 million Extra Care development in Telford

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  • Start-on-site at new Costa drive-thru in Stratford-upon-Avon

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  • New home opens for Nuneaton shedders

    Marcus Jones MP and the Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth have officially opened the new home of a Nuneaton group which supports men and women with their mental health and wellbeing.

    Nuneaton Men and Women in Sheds, which currently has 20 members and is continuing to grow, has officially opened its new shed at The Bermuda Phoenix Community Centre.

    Cllr Rob Tromans, Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, joined Marcus Jones MP to open the shed, which relocated from George Eliot Hospital.

    People can become isolated after retiring and the group provides a safe environment for men and women to share their woodwork skills, continue to develop their skills and meet with like-minded individuals.

    Eight of the ‘shedders’ rebuilt the shed after it was dismantled and grant funding has enabled the group to invest in new equipment for the shed.

    Nearby businesses Subcon Laser Cutting and Saputo Dairy UK donated resources and funding to support the new shed.

    The group also received support from The Bermuda Phoenix Community Centre and Peter Deeley, joint managing director of the Deeley Group which built the community centre in 2013.

    Marcus Jones MP said: “I am very pleased to be here at the opening of the new shed for Nuneaton’s Men and Women in Sheds group.

    “In a remarkable short space of time, this initiative which started life in Australia, has expanded and established deep roots in Nuneaton.

    “The volunteers have themselves created their splendid new home here at Bermuda and I have no doubt it will enable them to continue to lend their phenomenal skills to many different local projects. I have seen many of the items they have made and placed around George Eliot Hospital and elsewhere in schools and other community settings and, without exception, they have been well-made, practical and much appreciated.

    “I wish the group every success for the future and wish all current and future members the very best.”

    Cllr Rob Tromans, Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth, was joined by Cllr Mandy Tromans to cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony.

    Cllr Tromans said: “The pandemic has made people come together and think more about the importance of community and wellbeing.

    “The shedders have done a marvellous job to maintain relationships between their members, they have come out the other side and built this fantastic place for themselves.

    “We have to thank everyone that has shown their support for this project.”

    Representatives from George Eliot Hospital attended the opening ceremony and were joined by members of the group, local businesses and charities from Nuneaton.

    Tony Cole, Chair of Nuneaton Men and Women in Sheds, added: “We’re happy to have found a new home here at Bermuda Phoenix Community Centre and would like to thank George Eliot Hospital for all of its support.

    “Our shedders have rebuilt the shed themselves and that was quite the challenge for eight men all over 60! We couldn’t have done it without the support from Subcon Laser and Saputo Dairy.

    “The group is great for the mental health of our members, its good comradery – even if people just come and have a cup of tea with us. When restrictions allowed, the meetings our group had in lockdown kept spirits alive and helped people through tough times.

    “We would like to thank Marcus Jones and the Mayor for joining us for the official opening and hope our new shed will enable the group to support more people in the community.”

    Peter Deeley, Joint Managing Director of the Deeley Group, said: “We would like to congratulate Nuneaton Men and Women in Sheds on its wonderful new home and wish them every success as they continue to support people in Nuneaton.

    “We have been working with the Bermuda Phoenix Community Centre since we built it. It has grown into a very successful and valued asset in the community, and the addition of Nuneaton Men and Women in Sheds further strengthens its community offer.”

    To find out more about Nuneaton Men and Women in Sheds contact nuneatonsheds@gmail.com or visit the group’s Facebook page.

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  • Work starts on new £13 million Extra Care development in Telford

    Work has commenced on a new £13m Extra Care scheme in Telford that will enable over 55s to live independently with the reassurance of an on-site care team.

    The scheme in Dawley Road is scheduled to open in early 2024 and will offer residents a range of one- and two-bedroom apartments together with a variety of communal facilities.

    The scheme is being delivered by Housing 21, a national leading provider of Retirement Living and Extra Care, in partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council and Midlands-based Deeley Construction.

    Debbie Hope, Head of Development for Housing 21, commented: “There is a clear need for suitable housing for older people in Telford and we are hopeful that this is the first in a new pipeline of projects.

    Telford and Wrekin Council was particularly supportive when getting this scheme in to contract and we will continue to work together to bring the property to life.

    These apartments will provide a fantastic home for our future residents and will have a truly transformational impact for those people on a day-to-day basis.”

    Housing 21 currently manage Heywood Lonsdale Court, a Retirement Living scheme in Wellington, but this new – as yet unnamed development will be their first Extra Care scheme in Telford.

    Supported by a Homes England grant of £4.55m, the development will comprise of 20 one-bedroom and 50 two-bedroom apartments. Thirty of the two-bedroom apartments will be dedicated for social rent, with the remainder available for shared-ownership.

    Future residents can look forward to benefitting from a range of communal facilities including a residents’ lounge, a café/bistro and communal gardens. The café/bistro and an on-site hair salon will also be available for use by the wider local community.

    Eleanor Deeley, Joint Managing Director at Deeley Group, said: “The development at Dawley Road marks the latest in our partnership with Housing 21, following other developments at Chipping Norton and Didcot.

    “As a business we are targeting Net Zero status by 2036, therefore we’re excited to be working with Housing 21 on its first all-electric building which will help lower energy usage and reduce carbon emissions.

    “As well as supporting Housing 21 with their Environmental and Sustainability targets we have the expertise in delivering innovative extra care facilities of this type and will be working with our partners to create a facility that caters for the housing needs of older people in Telford.”

    CAPTION: CGI exterior image of the new scheme in Dawley Road, Telford

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  • Start-on-site at new Costa drive-thru in Stratford-upon-Avon

    A new Costa Coffee drive-thru restaurant is coming to Warwickshire, and will form part of a popular community and retail hub in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

    Midlands-based developer Deeley Construction, in partnership with Bird Group, has started work on-site.

    The £730,000 development will create 12 full time and 12 part time jobs, with the facility expected to open to the public this Autumn.

    Planning consent to create the new drive-thru on Shipston Road, adjacent to Rosebird Community Hall on land owned by Bird Group, was confirmed in February 2021.

    Andy Bodily, Contracts Manager at Deeley Construction, said: “This new unit will be a welcome addition to the local area. It’s situated on one of the main routes into Stratford town centre and will prove very popular both with both cold and hot drink lovers wanting to quench their thirst as they pass through.

    “We’ve enjoyed collaborating with The Bird Group on this community-focused project, which will not only enhance Stratford’s hospitality offering but also increase footfall at the retail park for years to come.

    “Deeley Construction prides itself on adding real value to the assets of its clients, and the anticipated opening of the new Costa facility at the Rosebird Retail Park is testament to this.”

    A multi-year lease has been signed with Costa for the new unit, which is to sit on the old Stratford-Banbury railway line, once used by the Allies during the Second World War to transport iron across the western front.

    Tony Bird, Chief Executive at Bird Group, added: “The team has delivered an important development which will expand on the offering to shoppers at the Rosebird Centre and Retail Park.

    “Creating new units for a range of end-users is our bread and butter, and this Costa will particularly stand out due to its unique structure, exemplified through the innovative roof imagined up by our architect.

    “To have brought this forward from concept, through planning and delivery alongside our partners at Deeley Construction for the benefit of all involved, is really pleasing.

    “We’ve been working on the Rosebird retail site for over a decade, fostering close relations with and investing in the neighbouring community hall. We’re looking forward to continuing our partnership with them and working to improve the local amenities in place for the Stratford populace.”

    CAPTION – (L to R) Tony Bird of Bird Group, Employer Agent Graham Hale, John Elliott of Bird Group and Andy Bodily of Deeley Construction

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