Ilkeston-based housebuilder Fairgrove Homes and East Midlands-based law firm Nelsons, have been named as joint finalists in the Deal of the Year category for the Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards.
The annual event, now in its fourth year, recognises both small and large-scale projects and redevelopment schemes from across the midlands – with winners named in 11 categories. This year’s prestigious black tie ceremony will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Thursday 20th June and is set to be attended by businesses, construction firms and local authorities from across the region.
Fairgrove and Nelsons have been announced as finalists under the same entry in the Deal of the Year category, following an announcement in early 2019 of the successful purchase completion of the remaining land at Fairgrove’s Brewery Yard development in Kimberley. News of this latest nomination follows both companies taking home the award for Deal of the Year at The East Midlands Bricks Awards in March this year.
The Brewery Yard is the latest phase of redevelopment and regeneration for the historic former Kimberley Brewery after work began on the site in 2015. The completed development will see a range of quality apartments, townhouses, semi-detached and detached homes in the sought-after location.
Completion of the deal to purchase the remaining land means that the preserved Grade II* listed buildings surrounding the former brewery yard – including the maltings, kilns, kiln stores and tower – can be repaired and converted into luxury dwellings and a business hub – with a range of modern office spaces.
For Fairgrove Homes’ Managing Director, Steve Midgley, being named as a finalist alongside Nelsons for the Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards is a testament to the company’s ethos and values as a modern house builder that cares about local heritage and communities.
“Not only do we believe in building quality new homes for the purchasers of today, but we are passionate about preserving and redeveloping historic sites wherever possible – such as the Grade II* listed buildings at the former Brewery Yard in Kimberley,” said Steve.
“We had a shared long-term vision for The Brewery Yard with the local authorities and once completed, this phase will fulfill the plans laid out by providing high-end city living and work spaces in an attractive location – without the expensive city centre prices,”
He continues, “Thanks to our close partnership with Nelsons, the necessary legal requirements of the acquisition process have been successfully completed. This enables us to now complete the Brewery Yard phase and continue the redevelopment of a site which forms such an integral part of the community of Kimberley.”
Mary Gharmount, Associate Commercial Property Solicitor at Nelsons, which represented Fairgrove throughout the purchase process, is delighted with the news and said, “We’ve been working on this development in partnership with Fairgrove Homes for the past three years, so it is fantastic to have been named as joint finalists in the Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards. The Kimberley Brewery site is an important and significant development for the town, which will see historic buildings being restored and preserved for future generations, alongside the construction of stylish new homes, cottages and apartments.”
For more information about the range of properties at Hansons View, visit: www.fairgrove.co.uk.