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Deanestor has been awarded a second bespoke kitchens contract for a major new Grainger build-to-rent development.

Project:                      Apartments for rent, Milton Keynes   
Sector:                       Build-to-rent      
Client:                        Grainger plc            
Developer:                 Peveril Securities with Mayforth
Main Contractor:       Bowmer + Kirkland  
Architects:                 Pick Everard
Furniture:                   Bespoke Kitchens

The Project


This £64m regeneration scheme in Milton Keynes for Grainger plc – the UK’s largest listed residential landlord – will provide 261 purpose-designed rental homes ranging from studios to one and two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom duplexes.


Construction of two eight-storey blocks is underway on a brownfield site historically occupied by the YMCA.



The Furniture Solution


The contract awarded to Deanestor by main contractor Bowmer + Kirkland is for the manufacture and installation of 261 high specification kitchens.


Deanestor is manufacturing around 4,000 items of furniture for the kitchens in three layouts and both straight run and L-shaped configurations. Two kitchens also feature in the show apartment for the development.


The bespoke base and wall cabinets will have a white carcase with doors and front edges in a high gloss graphite finish to contrast with white flecked solid surface worktops.


A tall unit is being supplied to accommodate an integrated fridge freezer and the contract also includes the procurement, supply, and installation of white goods – dishwasher, freestanding washing machine, electric oven and hob, extractor, sink and taps.


Deanestor is also providing high specification kitchens for a build-to-rent scheme for Grainger in Birmingham.


The Customer Perspective


Wayne Catterall, Project Manager, Bowmer + Kirkland:


“We need the kitchens to be robust and durable for the long-term operation of the buildings, to deliver value for the client, and to contribute to an attractive living environment for residents. We are confident in Deanestor’s ability to achieve the quality, finish and detailing required for the project and to our programme.”



Bespoke Kitchens and Joinery for High Specification Residential Schemes


Deanestor’s skilled design teams work with developers, architects, and contractors to ensure its kitchens make use of every millimetre of space and enhance open plan living environments.


Cabinets are built to last using strong glue and dowel constructions and combine modern materials and the latest manufacturing technology to create stylish kitchens to appeal to tenants and purchasers.


Deanestor offers a complete furniture and fitting out service for exceptional quality kitchens and works for some of the UK’s leading private residential developers and contractors on major schemes for both rent and market sale.