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  • £2.8 million extension to Warwick Medical School

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  • Deeley Group unveil new football pitches in Nuneaton with help from Coventry City legends

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  • £2.8 million extension to Warwick Medical School

    The Vice Chancellor of the University of Warwick has been given the lowdown on a major £2.8 million extension to Warwick Medical School.

    Professor Stuart Croft was given a tour of the extension of the Mechanochemical Cell Biology Building (MCBB), which was built by Coventry-based company Deeley Construction.

    Work started on site around a year ago and the project was delivered on-time and on-budget in March.

    The purpose of the additional space is to provide a new high-quality laboratory in line with the Biomedical Cell Biology Division’s need to accommodate more researchers into the building.

    The new building has been designed to withstand particular environments such as heating and cooling in order to carry out research into diseases such as cancer.

    Professor Croft said: “The new building is an example of the University’s and Warwick Medical School’s commitment to world-class research, training and innovation. MCBB is a first class facility which provides a home for researchers who are investigating solutions to significant global health challenges.”

    He was joined on the tour by Pro-Dean (Research) Prof. Mohan Balasubramanian; Dean of Warwick Medical School Prof. Sudhesh Kumar; Prof. Jonathan Millar, Head of Division; and Deeley Construction managing director Martin Gallagher.

    Martin said: “We have a great working partnership with the University of Warwick and we are delighted with the finished extension.

    “The team had to work in a live environment with the existing MCBB building in full use throughout the project.

    “That presented its own challenges but we made sure that we kept any disruption to an absolute minimum.

    “We have worked on a really varied selection of projects and they are a very small part of the construction underway on campus, but as a local firm it is great to play a part in the development of the University.”

    Pictured (left to right): Pro-Dean (Research) Prof. Mohan Balasubramanian; Dean of Warwick Medical School Prof. Sudhesh Kumar; Vice-Chancellor Prof. Stuart Croft; Deeley Construction managing director Martin Gallagher; Prof. Jonathan Millar, Head of Division

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  • Leading UK Enterprise Zone Completes Phase One

    MIRA Technology Park, the 1.75 million sq. ft. Enterprise Zone in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, has concluded Phase One of its development plan with the completion of key infrastructure at the site.

    Deeley Construction are proud to have worked on this first phase by delivering the first five Technology Park buildings.

    Since work began on the Technology Park in 2010, a total of £53.1m has been invested, and 440 jobs created and safeguarded. To date, a total of 118,000 sq. ft. of R&D space has been created since construction began on the site, which has helped attract some of the world’s largest automotive firms including Bosch, Aston Martin, Sanoh and Lockheed Martin.

    The infrastructure – which represents £7.4 million of investment and includes new roads, roundabouts, 10km of service ducts, 5km of footpaths and cycle ways and a total of 27,000 new trees and shrubs – enables a further 500,000 sq. ft. of construction and paves the way for Phase Two of the development, which includes the East, South and Centre Sectors of the Technology Park site.

    Phase One of the MIRA Technology Park development, which is part of HORIBA MIRA Ltd., has also:

    • Seen a total of five new buildings completed, including a range of bespoke buildings for the likes of European Tier 1 Haldex and iconic British brand, Aston Martin • Seen the number of companies establishing R&D activities on the Park grow to over 30, of these more than 50% are foreign direct investments (FDI) demonstrating the strong international interest • Become one of the leading and most successful Enterprise Zones within the UK • Created 213 man years of construction sector employment to build on-site and off-site infrastructure, including recent building works along the A5 trunk road, and the first five Technology Park buildings

    George Gillespie OBE, CEO at HORIBA MIRA, said: “We are thrilled to announce the completion of Phase One of the development of MIRA Technology Park. Over the last five years we have been focused on our vision of creating a technology cluster serving the global automotive industry and wider transport sectors. The completion of this crucial milestone signifies we are well on our way to achieving this goal. When complete, the site will be the largest Automotive Technology Park in Europe, and represent a total of £300 million of investment. We’re very much looking forward to the next stage of development, which is now well underway.”

    Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government, said: “MIRA Technology Park is one of our highest-performing Enterprise Zones, so I am delighted to see further investment in a world-class resource that is at the heart of our motor industry.

    “As part of our long term economic plan, the Midlands economy has the potential to grow by £34 billion by 2030, and by the end of this parliament, there could be as many as 300,000 extra jobs, and the development outlined today will play a key role in helping to deliver this.

    “Completion of Phase One of the Technology Park will help MIRA become an even better place to do business, driving the research and investment that will keep it at the forefront of the automotive industry.

    “Today’s new development demonstrates how, by focussing on innovation, finance and skills and developing world-class infrastructure we can create an environment in which the Midlands will cement its place as an economic engine for the whole nation.”

    Phase Two of the HORIBA MIRA Technology Park development, which includes an additional 500,000 sq. ft. is now underway, with a further three buildings totalling 90,000 sq. ft. expected to commence construction this year.

    It is estimated a further 2,000 high value jobs will be created at MIRA Technology Park by 2025, with a further 3,000 as a consequence in the regional supply chain.

    For further information on MIRA Technology Park, please visit www.miratechnologypark.com or www.horiba-mira.com.

    Details of the Deeley Construction schemes can be found here: MIRA Technology Park

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  • Deeley Group unveil new football pitches in Nuneaton with help from Coventry City legends

    A Coventry City All Stars XI helped to unveil a new football pitch which has been created as a part of a regeneration project in Nuneaton.

    The pitch has been created at the Bermuda Phoenix Community Centre and is part of a major scheme in the area by the Deeley Group, which has seen more than 12 acres of brownfield land used to build a new social club and 1,000 homes, and seen the creation of over 2,000 jobs.

    The All Stars – including FA Cup winner David Phillips, midfielder Barry Quinn and Sky Blues in the Community director David Busst – ran out 6-0 winners.

    Dele Adebola, who scored twice on the opening day at the Ricoh Arena in 2005, repeated the feat at Bermuda with Marcus Hall and Quinn also on the scoresheet.

    Peter Deeley, of the Deeley Group, said: “It was a great launch for the new pitch and the other facilities and the community came out in numbers to show their support and were given plenty of entertainment.

    “It was a really enjoyable game and I would like to thank David Busst and his team for giving up their time to help mark the opening of the new pitch. The facilities are already getting good use from the community and this will only help spread the word further.”

    l/r, Peter Deeley (Deeley Group), David Busst, Alex Rowe (Bermuda Captain), Pat Moroney (Deeley Group), Tom Walker (Bermuda).

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  • Over 140 new homes planned for canal-side development

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  • New £5.8m redevelopment of Pershore College officially opened

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  • Over 140 new homes planned for canal-side development

    Plans for a £29 million residential development of over 140 new homes along Leamington Spa’s canal side have taken a step forward.

    Orbit Homes has announced plans to build 143 high-quality homes for sale, shared ownership and affordable rent on a brownfield site at Sydenham Drive.

    With rising house prices and growing demand for homes in Leamington putting homeownership out of the reach of many, the development will provide a range of housing options to help people on to the housing ladder.

    Offering canal-side living, the new development will bring 55 homes to the open market, as well as 39 homes available for shared ownership and 49 for affordable rent.

    Orbit Homes is expected to begin work on the former Soans’ Ford dealership site this month, after completing the land purchase in the first week of March.

    Due for completion in spring 2018, the new homes will be delivered in partnership with Deeley Construction.

    Chris Jones, development director at Orbit Homes, said: “We are incredibly excited to have completed the purchase of the land, and begin to bring to life our plans for this canal-side development.

    “The housing market in Leamington Spa, along with much of the country, means there is a housing shortage, especially at affordable prices. This development will create more housing options and provide quality homes to meet people’s needs and aspirations.”

    Martin Gallagher, managing director of Deeley Construction, said: “We are very pleased to be working in partnership with Orbit Homes on another project that will deliver much-needed new homes in the region.

    “We are more than contractors in a project of this nature – we work as partners in bringing about the best possible results for the client.

    “The Deeley Group has been involved in moving this site forward for several years now and we are delighted to be undertaking the work on these brand new homes for Leamington.”

    As part of the 39,000 home Orbit Group, Orbit Homes is the UK’s third largest developing housing association building around 1,500 homes a year.

    Photo: Artist’s impression of the proposed canal-side development at Sydneham Drive, Leamington Spa

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  • New £5.8m redevelopment of Pershore College officially opened

    TV gardener David Domoney officially opened the £5.8m redevelopment of Pershore College at a celebratory event with students, staff, local businesses and stakeholders.

    David, who presents ITV’s Love Your Garden, and is a former student of the college, cut the ribbon to officially open the new contemporary glass building which includes a spectacular Collections House, teaching rooms, laboratory, higher education suite and business conference zone as well as a new library area and reception featuring a ‘living wall’.

    Guests were treated to tours of the college, as well as a chance to try the Pershore College range of juices and ciders and the microveg, microleaves and edible flowers the college supplies to the Michelin-starred Fera at Claridge’s.

    The new facility was constructed by Deeley Construction, part of the Deeley Group, and has transformed the college.

    Features of the new building are:

    ● State-of-the-art Collections House where exotic plants can thrive, featuring permanent and seasonal collections. The Collections House is environmentally controlled through a sophisticated electronic management system to control ventilation, humidity, heating and lighting. In addition to protecting and enabling the plants to flourish in a semi-Mediterranean climate, the systems are readily accessible to students as a living demonstration of modern greenhouse technology

    ● STEM centre (science, technology, engineering and maths) and agri-tech lab where students will be able to learn about the newest innovations in the field, such as sustainable horticulture, aquaponics (an enclosed sustainable system where fish and plants grow together without the need for additional chemicals) and the use of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) in supporting horticulture processes in growing techniques

    ● New higher education suite for students on degree programmes, including animal science, veterinary nursing, horticulture and arboriculture

    ● New library

    ● Conferencing facilities and event space

    Warwickshire College Group Principal and CEO, Angela Joyce, said, “We were absolutely delighted to welcome so many of our staff, students, partners and stakeholders here today to the official opening of our stunning new building. A special thank you must go to David Domoney for his wonderful speech – his perspective as a former student was fascinating and I’m sure he has inspired our current students.

    “Over the last year Pershore College has seen probably the biggest change in its long history with the construction of this spectacular building and a refocusing of our curriculum. We have embarked on a fresh, dynamic journey to meet the demands of our new world and support key national priorities through the delivery of skills, education and training.

    “This building is a visible landmark of this ambition. This investment will give all of our students – whether they are studying animal welfare, veterinary nursing, arboriculture or horticulture – an innovative, technologically-enhanced environment to inspire and give them the skills needed for industry today.”

    Speaking at the event, David Domoney said, “The horticultural industry is phenomenal. It offers a diversity that transcends other industries by the variety of our specialisation. As educated horticulturalists we can become scientists, growers, educators, retailers, artists, designers, architects, landscapers, photographers, broadcasters, writers, pioneers and entrepreneurs. The opportunity to control your destiny from an education here at Pershore College is phenomenal.

    “A career in horticulture is dynamic and varied, exciting and profitable. This building is more than just a highly functional education centre – its dramatic, iconic and spectacular design is a beacon that shines to change the perception of a career in horticulture. And that is why I’m very honoured to be here and be a part of this day.”

    Pershore College offers a range of courses in horticulture, arboriculture, animal welfare, veterinary nursing and more, including apprenticeships, full and part-time courses and degrees.

    Pictured: David Domoney, centre, cuts the ribbon to unveil the redevelopment at Pershore College.

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  • Leading UK Enterprise Zone Completes Phase One

    MIRA Technology Park, the 1.75 million sq. ft. Enterprise Zone in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, has concluded Phase One of its development plan with the completion of key infrastructure at the site.
    Deeley Construction are proud to have worked on this first phase by delivering the first five Technology Park buildings.

    Since work began on the Technology Park in 2010, a total of £53.1m has been invested, and 440 jobs created and safeguarded. To date, a total of 118,000 sq. ft. of R&D space has been created since construction began on the site, which has helped attract some of the world’s largest automotive firms including Bosch, Aston Martin, Sanoh and Lockheed Martin.

    The infrastructure – which represents £7.4 million of investment and includes new roads, roundabouts, 10km of service ducts, 5km of footpaths and cycle ways and a total of 27,000 new trees and shrubs – enables a further 500,000 sq. ft. of construction and paves the way for Phase Two of the development, which includes the East, South and Centre Sectors of the Technology Park site.

    Phase One of the MIRA Technology Park development, which is part of HORIBA MIRA Ltd., has also:

    • Seen a total of five new buildings completed, including a range of bespoke buildings for the likes of European Tier 1 Haldex and iconic British brand, Aston Martin • Seen the number of companies establishing R&D activities on the Park grow to over 30, of these more than 50% are foreign direct investments (FDI) demonstrating the strong international interest • Become one of the leading and most successful Enterprise Zones within the UK • Created 213 man years of construction sector employment to build on-site and off-site infrastructure, including recent building works along the A5 trunk road, and the first five Technology Park buildings

    George Gillespie OBE, CEO at HORIBA MIRA, said: “We are thrilled to announce the completion of Phase One of the development of MIRA Technology Park. Over the last five years we have been focused on our vision of creating a technology cluster serving the global automotive industry and wider transport sectors. The completion of this crucial milestone signifies we are well on our way to achieving this goal. When complete, the site will be the largest Automotive Technology Park in Europe, and represent a total of £300 million of investment. We’re very much looking forward to the next stage of development, which is now well underway.”

    Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government, said: “MIRA Technology Park is one of our highest-performing Enterprise Zones, so I am delighted to see further investment in a world-class resource that is at the heart of our motor industry.

    “As part of our long term economic plan, the Midlands economy has the potential to grow by £34 billion by 2030, and by the end of this parliament, there could be as many as 300,000 extra jobs, and the development outlined today will play a key role in helping to deliver this.

    “Completion of Phase One of the Technology Park will help MIRA become an even better place to do business, driving the research and investment that will keep it at the forefront of the automotive industry.

    “Today’s new development demonstrates how, by focussing on innovation, finance and skills and developing world-class infrastructure we can create an environment in which the Midlands will cement its place as an economic engine for the whole nation.”

    Phase Two of the HORIBA MIRA Technology Park development, which includes an additional 500,000 sq. ft. is now underway, with a further three buildings totalling 90,000 sq. ft. expected to commence construction this year.

    It is estimated a further 2,000 high value jobs will be created at MIRA Technology Park by 2025, with a further 3,000 as a consequence in the regional supply chain.

    For further information on MIRA Technology Park, please visit www.miratechnologypark.com or www.horiba-mira.com.

    Details of the Deeley Construction schemes can be found here: MIRA Technology Park

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