Building work is underway on a new Extra Care Living scheme in Chipping Norton after a ground-breaking ceremony last week.
The new scheme on land on Rockhill Farm is being developed by Housing 21 in partnership with West Oxfordshire District Council and Oxfordshire County Council, and will provide 80 one and two bedroom apartments for affordable rent and shared ownership. The development will offer people over the age of 55 a range of services and facilities including a 24 hour on-site care team for those who need it, a residents’ lounge and guest room plus a café/bistro dining area and hair salon, which will both be available to the local community.
The Extra Care Living development, located off Russell Way, is being built by Deeley Construction and is currently anticipated for completion in August 2021. The first residents are expected to move into their new homes in September 2021.
Cllr Lawrie Stratford, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Public Health Oxfordshire County Council said: “It is fantastic to see work begin at what will be a great development for our people over 55, offering an excellent standard of accommodation. It will also be so much more than just a place to live; it is being set up with the vision of creating an active and engaged community to support the wellbeing of its residents. We at Oxfordshire County Council were delighted to support this project with the land and to work with our partners Housing 21 and West Oxfordshire District Council to make this collective vision become a reality.”
Cllr Jeff Haine, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning at West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “We are committed to ensuring enough affordable housing is built to meet the needs of local residents.
“We know there is a real demand for housing of this type in the District so it is fantastic to see this significant development getting off the ground.”
Lorraine Jenner, Head of Extra Care at Housing 21 said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council and West Oxfordshire District Council to provide the latest Extra Care scheme in Chipping Norton.
“Housing 21 is the leading provider of Extra Care across England, providing at least 10 percent of the country’s provision. We will be working closely with the local schools, older people’s groups and the social work teams in Chipping Norton to ensure a fully integrated and community feel to the scheme upon opening. This ceremony marks the beginning of a very exciting build journey in the area!”
Martin Gallagher, Managing Director of Deeley Construction, said: “We are delighted to be working with Housing 21 and the wider partnership on this much-needed new Extra Care scheme that will help to meet the needs of the local community, which is important to us as a Midlands company.
“We have delivered many schemes in the housing and care sector, but this is our first with Housing 21 and it has been great to be part of such a collaborative process.”
A haven for rough sleepers in Coventry city centre has thanked a group of local businesses for their support in creating a new kitchen to help them serve hot meals.
Steps For Change moved to the City Arcade at the end of 2019 and opens five days a week, offering a range of ‘one-stop-shop’ support to people from assistance in accessing benefits and housing through to a place to go from a hot coffee.
The centre is a partnership between The ARC and Coventry Salvation Army and they were supported by local businesses and individuals who gave their time and services for free to install the kitchen after Coventry City Council released the premises to the organisation.
Coventry Builders Charity, which funded the project, Howdens, Andy Llewellyn, Claddagh Electrical, DB Heating and The Deeley Group, all played their part and representatives went along to the centre to see how their work is helping local rough sleepers.
Sam Barker, from Steps For Change, said: “The old kitchen wasn’t really fit for purpose. We wanted to be able to serve hot meals to people and that just wouldn’t have been possible.
“The support we have had has been amazing and we want to thank everyone who donated their efforts in making this happen. We couldn’t have done it without their help.
“We moved here towards the end of last year from Broadgate and we are now open five days a week and offer a range of support to people who are sleeping rough locally and, in some cases, that’s offering a cup of coffee or a hot meal.
“For others, we can help them to access all of the support they need when it comes to housing or benefits and we work with a range of other service providers to join everything up.
“Having this fantastic, modern kitchen means we are able to offer hot food to people who come through our doors and that’s really important.”
Around 80 people use Steps For Change each week and the venue is always looking for donations of tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and UHT milk.
Peter Deeley, managing director of the Deeley Group, brought together the businesses to supply and install the kitchen.
He said: “It’s a great testament to everyone involved for coming together and supporting this fantastic community cause.
“The kitchen looks great and I’d like to extend my own personal thank you to everyone who contributed.”
Pictured (left to right): Bob Hall (Coventry Builder’s Charity), Sam Barker (Steps For Change), Leigh Naylor (Howdens), Karen Gannon (Salvation Army), Jimmy Concannon (Claddagh Electrical), Peter Deeley (Deeley Group).
Two key members of the Deeley Group team shared the honours for a company award that was created as a legacy to one of the firm’s finest.
The Gary Neville Award was created in 2012 in tribute to the former Deeley Group contracts manager who passed away in 2011 and is voted for by employees of the company.
The award honours those who have gone ‘above and beyond’ in their commitment to the company, its clients and fellow members of the Deeley Group team and this year saw it shared between contracts manager Matt Ellis and facilities manager Philip Surrey.
Matt, who has spent nearly a decade with the firm, worked with Gary on construction projects at MIRA on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border.
He said: “I was probably the most surprised person in the room when they said I had won the Gary Neville Award.
“It’s a great team here at Deeley and we all try to do that bit extra, which is exactly the legacy that Gary left here. If anyone needs a hand with anything, I’ll always try to help them whenever possible.
“It’s great that the company has this award and I am very proud to have received it.”
Philip has worked for the group for 15 years and knew Gary well.
He said: “My role covers a variety of tasks and so, if someone asks me for something, I’ll help them get it done.
“It’s not a case of me checking my job description, I’ll just help them get the job sorted.
“Gary was a lovely guy and we all hold this award in very high esteem because of who it is named after and because of what it says about the company.”
Peter Deeley, managing director of the Deeley Group, said: “Each year, the team here decides who should win the Gary Neville Award and it is genuinely well regarded by everyone here because of what Gary was like as a person and what he stood for.
“Congratulations to Philip and Matt for being put forward by their colleagues, which is the very highest praise indeed.”
Pictured (left to right): Philip Surrey, Peter Deeley, Julie Neville, Matt Ellis
Work is underway on a development of 44 luxury one and two bed apartments on the bank of the River Nene at Southbridge in Northampton.
The scheme located next to the University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus, which will be known as E3 Lion Court, is a five storey block on the main with a river view penthouse occupying floors six and seven.
The development is the first to be undertaken by Northampton based developers H&F Enterprise UK Limited. It is being completed by Deeley Construction on behalf of the developer.
It is expected be ready in autumn 2020 and there is already strong interest especially from first time buyers and in particular, post-graduates and professionals attending and working at the University.
Yan (Henry) Qu, Director of H&F Enterprise said, “This is an exciting first project for us. It’s a great scheme, close to the town centre, enjoying river views and a stone’s throw from the new Waterside Campus. The location is perfect.
“We are creating good quality spacious apartments and already, we have been inundated with enquiries and that is a good sign for us and for Northampton.
“A lot of enquires are coming from people outside of Northampton and that is good news. They are keen to move and invest in the town and we are proud to help facilitate this through our development
“The work is progressing nicely, and we are pleased to be working with Deeley Construction. They have a good reputation and we wanted a construction partner to help us deliver a quality scheme.”
Steve Turner, construction director at Deeley Construction, added: “This development responds to the needs of market in Northampton and will be of great benefit to the town’s community.
“Deeley Construction is delighted to be working in partnership with H&F Enterprise to complete this development and completion remains on track for autumn 2020.”
John Lester Partnership are the employer’s agents for the scheme.
Eleftherios Patsalides, director at John Lester Partnership, said: “John Lester Partnership Ltd are proud to be involved with this exciting new residential development in Northampton, working in association with Plan Associates and LAD Architecture to successfully deliver this scheme.”
Photo caption: Yousuf Miah (Development Planner), Steve Turner (Deeley Construction), Yan Qu (HNF Enterprise) and Eleftherios Patsalides (John Lester Partnership).
Five homes have now been sold at a new development in Stratford-on-Avon.
The Meadows is a new 10-home development delivered by Deeley Homes in Pillerton Priors near Stratford.
It features two, three and four bedroomed houses and bungalows and looks over open countryside.
The site used to belong to the family of local vicar the Rev J Findon, and its road is named Findon Fields in their honour.
Half of the properties have now been sold, with more sales expected in the New Year.
The new homes have a high quality specification and showcase a keen attention to finish and quality.
Oliver Knight New Homes are marketing The Meadows. For more details please see www.deeley.co.uk
The Deeley Group supported a trio of in-depth seminars as part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival.
The company hosted business leaders and associates at two sessions, while supporting another event held in Leamington.
The first of the two seminars hosted at George House asked the question ‘How do we enhance Coventry & Warwickshire?’.
Guests were then hosted at biodiversity seminar as part of the business festival, which looked at way to aid development.
Leading organisations including Barton Willmore and Wharton Natural Infrastructure consultants provided expert advice on on recent changes to the planning system and how to deliver biodiversity requirements.
Deeley Group also supported a third event hosted by Leamington-based law firm Wright Hassall discussing Innovation in Construction.