DEANESTOR WINS SECOND MODA BUILD-TO-RENT FITOUT PROJECT – A £4M CONTRACT FOR MIDGARD
Deanestor, one of the UK’s leading furniture and fitout specialists, has been awarded a £4m fitout contract for main contractor Midgard for a £260m build-to-rent community in Hove, East Sussex. This is Deanestor’s second project for a Moda Living neighbourhood.
Designed by Whittam Cox Architects, Sackville Road is an intergenerational urban village on a 9-acre site which will provide 564 apartments for rent to suit all ages, lifestyles, and requirements. Residents in the six apartment buildings will benefit from communal lounges, roof spaces and open terraces, private dining areas, cafes, shops, 24/7 gyms, and 50,000sqft of office and co-working space.
Deanestor will manufacture and install 572 bespoke kitchens for the studios and one, two and three-bed apartments and offices, and 916 fitted wardrobes, all to Moda’s high specification interior design.
Commenting on this latest contract award, William Tonkinson, Managing Director of Deanestor, said, “We are delighted to have secured our second and largest contract for Moda to date. Our sister company Offsite Solutions is providing the bathroom pods for this development – which means that between both businesses, we have been awarded more than £8m of contracts for Sackville Road.”
Manufactured in the UK, the bespoke modern kitchens will be L- or U-shaped with some linear configurations. The base cabinets and 3-drawer units will have a dark grey horizontal woodgrain finish with wall cabinets in a lighter matt colour and contrasting white marbled quartz worktops and splashbacks. The units have a handle-less design for a sleek and contemporary appearance, and there will be LED lighting under the wall cabinets. Some of the kitchens will have breakfast bars.
High quality integrated appliances include combi or dual fan oven, microwave, dishwasher, tall fridge freezer, extractor, four-ring induction hob, dishwasher, and washer/dryer fitted in a specially designed utility cabinet.
The built-in floor-to-ceiling wardrobes will be manufactured in three sizes and two or three-door configurations with double hanging rails, full-height internal mirror, storage spaces, deep red back panel, and shelving. The doors will have a contemporary integrated handle design.
Construction on the site of a disused industrial park is now underway and scheduled for completion in 2024. The masterplan also includes 260 community care homes, as well as a public square, landscaped pathways, and extensive public realm and gardens.
Also now underway is a £3m furniture and fitout contract for a new build-to rent neighbourhood for Moda in Glasgow. On this project, Deanestor is working with Robertson Group to provide the kitchens and fitted wardrobes for Moda Holland Park. This will bring the total number of kitchens being manufactured by Deanestor for Moda to over 1,000 and wardrobes to more than 1,500.
Deanestor provides high quality contract furniture solutions to construction clients and contractors for healthcare, education, student accommodation, build-to-rent and laboratory projects – both new build and refurbishment. It offers bespoke design services to meet specific project requirements and is responsible for installation to provide a seamless approach for its customers and a single point of contact.