40-year mixed-use development, Bermuda Development Area Nuneaton

Our involvement with Bermuda Park commenced over forty years ago and it continues today. The village and its surroundings comprise 385 acres.

During this long period we have worked closely and successfully with Nuneaton and Bedworth District Council, Warwickshire County Council, Advantage West Midlands and the Arbury Estate to provide a high quality mixed-use development with extensive open space and recreation areas.

When we acquired the site the village was in severe decline. In this former mining community 66% of the ninety existing houses were empty. The whole housing stock was in a very poor state of repair. Immediately Deeley undertook a comprehensive programme of refurbishment and modernisation of all the existing houses. The homes are now fully occupied, however for a number of years our in-house team managed the estate.

Before any new development could happen, large scale remediation, re-profiling and stabilization works were required to deal with former mine workings and other abnormal ground conditions on the site. This included:

  • remaining coal extracted, site backfilled, compacted and remodelled
  • disused arm of the Coventry Canal removed
  • extensive new storm and foul drainage system constructed
  • balancing lakes introduced to create new twenty acre water facility known locally as the “blue lagoon”. This is a sustainable and environmentally friendly technical solution to infrastructure problems.

New access was created directly onto the A444 giving greater connectivity to the village and subsequent residential and commercial developments including an improvement of bus services.

Over the years approximately one thousand new houses have been constructed on the vacant land adjacent to the park. The latest retail and commercial phase, Eliot Business Park, is reclaiming and developing a former fourteen acre household waste disposal site.

The business park includes four car showrooms, large and small office accommodation and the ‘EPIC’ Building (an incubation facility for new businesses) and is home to Holland & Barrett’s 80,000 sq. ft. International Headquarters.