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  • Home building milestone reached

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  • Fordham House awarded Secured by Design Gold Standard

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  • Snow stopping Deeley Christmas traditions

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  • Support the Sea Scouts at Business Breakfast

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  • Starley Sportive hits the roads in 2018

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  • Countdown to start of Coventry & Warwickshire Businesses Festival

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Home building milestone reached

A Midlands property company has broken through 500 homes mark over the past four years and is on course to deliver hundreds more properties before the end of the decade.

The Deeley Group, based in Coventry, has delivered 552 units across Warwickshire since it worked with Bromford Housing on a development in Arley, North Warwickshire, in 2014.

Through its offering as both a developer, Deeley Properties, and a main contractor, Deeley Construction, it has worked in partnership with a range of housing groups and associations on projects valued at close to £75million.

The biggest scheme was 179 units for Orbit Homes at Queensway Court in Leamington – part of a major regeneration scheme – and Deeley has worked with the company on three further projects since 2015.

The group has a further 290 units lined-up between now and 2020 including in Southam, Warwick, Leamington and Coventry.

In addition, there are potentially 92 more homes across the region that are currently going through planning, while the company has secured a place on Homes England DPP3 framework and also the WM Housing Framework.

Pat Moroney, director of Deeley Properties, said: “It’s been a very positive few years for the Deeley Group and reflects our ability to deliver new homes schemes in partnership with housing groups and land owners.

“Our work, with those companies, has helped to deliver well over 500 new homes for communities in our area and will be pushing 1,000 should we be successful in achieving planning in some new schemes we have in the pipeline.

“As an SME contractor and developer, we have the agility and integrity to offer our clients an end-to-end and personal service that helps them to deliver high-quality, affordable living homes.

“We can secure the land, work with them on permissions and site preparation and then, through Deeley Construction, actually build the homes too.

“We are looking forward to the future with great confidence as we prepare to deliver even more homes for our region in partnership with our clients.”

Affordable housing scheme underway in Warwickshire

Work is underway on a new affordable homes scheme in Leamington.

The Deeley Group is working in partnership with Waterloo Housing Group and Warwick District Council to create 18 affordable homes on the site of the former Dairy Crest premises off Quarry Street and Old Milverton Road.

The existing buildings have already been demolished and the first foundations have been laid for the properties – four of which will be available to rent while a further 14 will be sold as shared ownership aimed at the local community.

Deeley Construction, part of the Deeley Group, is carrying out the work on the nine two-bedroom and nine three-bedroom properties, with the first homes expected to be ready by autumn 2018.

Pat Moroney, of the Deeley Group, said: “Leamington is crying out for more affordable homes so we are delighted to be working in partnership with Waterloo Housing Group to deliver this project.

“This is a former brownfield site which we are bringing back into use, providing much-needed homes for local people. This is the latest in a series of affordable housing schemes we have worked on in the area, as our agility and knowledge of the market mean we are able to provide exactly what is needed for the local area.”

Parking for each two-storey home will be provided at the front of each property.

Anthony Riley, Group Director of Development and Operations at Waterloo Housing Group, said: “We are pleased to be working with the Deeley Group again in Leamington Spa, following the successful completion of the development in Queensway.

“This scheme provides another great opportunity to work together with the W2 Partnership and Warwick District Council to deliver the much needed new homes for local people”.

Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Housing Services, Councillor Peter Phillips, said: “We welcome the start of construction of new homes on this new site, which alongside current developments of 39 homes on Theatre Street in Warwick and more than 170 homes on Station Approach in Leamington further demonstrates our commitment to the provision of affordable homes in our district.

“Their location in close proximity to both Leamington Spa and Warwick will make these properties an ideal choice for families and young people wanting to stay in or move into the area.”

Pictured: Pat Moroney (Deeley Group), Andy Bodily (Deeley Construction contracts manager), Richard Pepper (Deeley Construction site manager), Hazel Pennington (Waterloo Housing Group)

Fordham House awarded Secured by Design Gold Standard

Located on the corner of Birmingham Road and Clopton Road, Fordham House has been awarded Secured by Design (SBD) Gold Standard for security measures incorporated into the design and build of its 82 high-quality apartments.

The development was required to meet SBD standards for physical security such as windows, doors and locks however Fordham House enhanced this with additional crime prevention techniques such as the automated rising bollards for resident parking, a part time caretaker service and privacy blinds for ground and first floor apartments.

Commenting on the award, Adam Cooper, Commercial Director at Orbit said: “We are really pleased to achieve the highest award from Secure by Design. We believe in providing high quality, secure homes for our customers and are proud to be recognised for taking extra measures to heighten the security at Fordham House.”

Ian King, crime prevention design advisor at Warwickshire Police said: “Orbit has taken on board the principles from the SBD initiative and taken extra steps to design out crime. The standard of security included in the design of the development exceeded my expectations. It is a hard act to follow.”

Amanda, a resident at Fordham House said: “The apartments here are modern and spacious, and it is perfectly located between the charm of downtown and the convenience of larger stores. It is a beautiful, safe and comfortable place and I love living here.”

Martin Gallagher, managing director at Deeley Construction said: “Fordham House has been a great partnership effort and the Deeley Group prides itself on working with clients and partners to deliver highly successful projects.

“It’s a testament to the work everyone put in at Fordham House that it has picked up this significant award.”

Secure by Design is the title for the official UK Police flagship initiative combining the principles of ‘designing out crime’ with physical security. Independent academic research shows that SBD developments that include crime prevention techniques in the built environment and accredited products like doors and windows can reduce crimes like burglary by up to 75% in new-build homes.

Evidence suggests these figures are sustainable year-on-year and represent a significant reduction especially as most SBD developments are in social housing in deprived areas.

Fordham House comprises 82 high-quality apartments and has been developed by Orbit in partnership with Deeley Construction, ABD Developments and Stratford Town Trust offering enviable priority accommodation to the town’s key workers and locals.

To find out more about Fordham House, please visit www.Fordham-House.co.uk

Snow stopping Deeley Christmas traditions

There was ‘snow’ stopping one of property and construction’s annual Christmas traditions in Coventry.

The Deeley Group, based at George House on Coventry Business Park, invited clients, contacts and colleagues to its festive lunch to celebrate a successful 2017 for the firm.

And, despite snow on the ground and freezing conditions, more than 60 industry professionals joined the team at Deeley to toast the company.

Peter Deeley, managing director of the company, said: “It was another wonderful turn-out for our festive lunch.

“As a company, we value relationships and partnerships and that’s exactly why we hold this event each year. There is no fanfare, no speeches – just a chance to say thank you and Merry Christmas to those people we have worked with during the year.”

Pictured: Peter Deeley (managing director) right, and Peter Hartill (chairman) seated as the celebration gets into full swing

Support the Sea Scouts at Business Breakfast

Business figures will come together to support the construction of a new home for the 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts.

The inaugural 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts Business Breakfast will take place at Warwick Hall on Friday, January 5.

Running between 7.15am and 9.30am, the free-to-attend event is in support of building a new headquarters for the group in St Nicholas Park, Warwick and its wider ‘Building a Future’ Initiative.

The group needs to raise £650,000 for the construction of a new HQ, which will allow the group to grow, supporting more young people and becoming a valuable resource for the local community.

The event is supported by Deeley Group and Warwick School and will feature a networking session followed by three speeches from leading business figures and individuals with a seafaring connection.

The first speaker on the morning will be Simon Talling-Smith, who is CEO of private travel company, Surf Air in Europe and a former 2nd Warwick Sea Scout. He also masterminded British Airway’s first e-commerce site in 2001.

Alan Haywood, CEO of BP Integrated Supply and Trading, will be the second speaker and is also a former 2nd Warwick Sea Scout. Alan joined BP in 1988 and has held a wide variety of leadership roles in the trading business in Europe and the US for more than 25 years. He will reflect on how 2nd Warwick plays an important role in the development of young people.

They will be joined by former Captain of RMS Queen Mary 2 Captain Bernard Warner.

His career at sea spanned 45 years, serving his final six years as Captain of the largest transatlantic ocean liner built for the British Cunard Line since Queen Elizabeth 2 and retired in 2011.

Janette Eslick, fundraiser for the 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to host our first ever business breakfast and we’re looking forward to welcoming business people from across the region to the event.

“The 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts has been a huge part of Warwick for more than 50 years and we are recognised as one of the best in the country. The new headquarters will enable to us to be available to more youngsters and provide greater support to the local community.

“We have some brilliant speakers on the morning, two of which are past members of our group and have gone on to make a real impact in the world of business.

“We’re also delighted to be welcoming Bernard Warner, who I am sure will have some fantastic stories to share from his time at sea and how those experiences on the water have shaped his career.”

Peter Deeley, managing director of Deeley Group, added: “The 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts group are an important part of the community in Warwick and we are more than happy to be supporting its plans to develop their services.

“The programme of speakers on the morning is very impressive, demonstrating that being involved in a community group such as the sea scouts can help in later life.”

To register your interest in the inaugural 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts Business Breakfast visit https://2wkseascouts.eventbrite.com/?aff=Deeleys

For more details contact seascouts@2wk.org.uk

PICTURE CAPTION: Bethany Ellis, Gus Lock (Headmaster, Warwick School), Tom Bosworth, Peter Deeley and Captain Bernard Warner

Starley Sportive hits the roads in 2018

A Coventry company has joined forces with Coventry Road Club to stage a charity cycle ride and celebrate two of cycling’s greatest innovators.

The Starley Sportive will recognise the contributions of James Starley and John Kemp Starley to the modern bicycle industry and take on place on Sunday, 18 February, 2018.

POSTER – Starley Sportive 2018 – CRC – Deeley Poster

Deeley Group have joined up with Coventry Road Club to hold the event, marking Coventry Road Club’s sixth sportive and following on from the successful Deeley 80 Cycle Ride in September 2016.

All money raised on the day with be donated to support Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

James Starley is known as the father of the bicycle industry, while John Kemp Starley is widely considered the inventor of the modern bicycle – both worked and lived in Coventry.

The day will feature a choice of two routes to ride from Coventry into the Warwickshire Countryside, with one route 59 miles and the other 30 miles.

The sportive will leave from Deeley Group’s headquarters in Coventry at 9am.

Ian Court, of the Coventry Road Club, said: “The Starley Sportive is the perfect opportunity to kick-start your road season in 2018.

“We wanted to recognise the incredible contribution of James and John Kemp Starley, both of whom were of course based in Coventry, and raise funds for a very worthwhile cause in Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

“We’re excited to be working with Deeley Group to put on the sportive and have already received a lot of interest for what should be a brilliant day of cycling.”

Edward Hudson, Business Development Manager at Deeley Group, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with Coventry Road Club to stage what should be a great event and I hope to see a lot of familiar faces out on their bikes on the day.

“We have been long standing supporters of Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice for many years now, it is a wonderful charity that does some incredible work and we’re very pleased to be able to support them with this event.”

Earlybird tickets for the event cost £10, with the earlybird window open until Sunday, 1 January. Online entry is priced at £12, with the deadline for online entries Sunday, 11 February.

On-the-day entry will cost £15, with complimentary tea, coffee and cake for participants after the ride.

For more information and to register for The Starley Sportive visit http://www.coventryroadclub.org.uk

Countdown to start of Coventry & Warwickshire Businesses Festival

Monday 20th November will see the start of the first, annual Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival fortnight.

In its inaugural year, the Business Festival has already become the largest business event in the region, with a packed programme consisting of 114 events and thousands of attendees expected over the fortnight.

The Festival comprises an amalgamation of business events put on by organisations from across the region, featuring everything from trade shows, conferences and workshops to seminars, debates, showcases and webinars.

There will be plenty going on over the forthcoming fortnight with hundreds of different events being staged all over Coventry & Warwickshire in a wide range of subjects including automotive and advanced manufacturing, education, gaming, digital, cultural, professional and financial services and much more.

Most events are free and anyone can attend.

Peter Deeley, Managing Director – Deeley Group, is leading the Construction Sector for the festival and the Deeley Group will be hosting two events:

Growing our Economy – A presentation by David Penn, Bromwich Hardy – Friday 24th November 2017

Coventry University Development Pipeline – A presentation by Rob Talliss, Coventry University – Friday 1st December 2017

Click on the links above to register your interest in the event. 

Tickets are still available through the website www.cwbusinessfestival.com and must be booked in advance

The Business Festival has been developed by the Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Coventry & Warwickshire Growth Hub and in 2017, the headline partner is the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).

For tickets or more information, visit www.cwbusinessfestival.com.

With so much on offer, there will certainly be something for everyone. Click to view the full Business Festival programme.

Bringing on the next generation

A Coventry construction company has continued its commitment to bringing forward the next generation of talent in the industry.

Deeley Construction, which is based at George House at Coventry Business Park, has taken on three new apprentices to assist with the firm’s continued growth.

Charlie Stevens and Matt Byrne are both management trainees with the company and Katie-May Cashmore is a trainee accounts assistant.

Charlie is undertaking a Construction Management Degree at Birmingham City University, while Matt is studying for a BTEC Diploma in Construction Level 3 at South & City College Birmingham. Katie-May is completing an AAT Diploma Level 2 at Coventry College City Campus.

The trio continue a long-held tradition at Deeley Construction of growing its own workforce with almost 20 per cent of the company’s staff coming through the firm as an apprentice.

It’s a proud record that includes managing director Martin Gallagher, who welcomed Charlie, Matt and Katie-May to the company.

Martin said: “The skills shortage in construction is one of the biggest issues facing our industry but here at Deeley Construction we have always seen apprenticeships as a great route to growing our own and the industry’s future workforce.

“I know only too well the benefits of being an apprentice having started my career as one. It gave me the opportunity to work my way up through the business to the point where I am now able to give others the same chance I had.

“It’s great that Charlie, Matt and Katie-May want to develop a career in construction and also highlights that there are many roles in our sector from being out on-site through to being based in the office.

“As a company, we continue to grow and the addition of three new apprentices is a perfect way for us to start looking ahead to 2018.”

Pictured (left to right): Charlie Stevens, Katie-May Cashmore, Martin Gallagher, Matt Byrne