Ilkeston-based housebuilder Fairgrove Homes and Nelsons have been named as joint finalists in the Deal of the Year category for the 2019 East Midlands Bricks Awards.
Organised by East Midlands Business Link, the East Midlands Bricks Awards recognises and celebrates the achievements and high standards set by both companies and individuals within the building sector across the region – including commercial and public projects, offices, industrial, residential and community projects.
This year’s awards night will be held at Trent Bridge Cricket ground in West Bridgford on Thursday 28th March – with 10 category winners announced including Contractor of the Year, Developer of the Year, Deal of the Year and Excellence in Design.
Both Fairgrove and Nelsons have been named as finalists as part of the same entry for Deal of the Year – following an announcement in early 2019 of the successful purchase completion of the remaining land at the Brewery Yard development in Kimberley.
The Brewery Yard is the latest phase of redevelopment and regeneration for the historic former Kimberley Brewery. Fairgrove Homes began work on the site in 2015 and has since completed the first phase, as well as 75% of the second of five phases of development at the site – which 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 kilns, kiln stores, tower and the maltings – can now be repaired and converted into luxury dwellings and a business hub, containing a range of office spaces to boost the local economy.
Speaking about the news that both Fairgrove and Nelsons have been named as joint finalists, Fairgrove Homes’ Sales and Marketing Manager, Vanessa Gregory, said:
“We are delighted to see our deal to acquire the remaining land at The Brewery Yard named as a finalist for the Deal of the Year category at the East Midlands Bricks,”
“By working in close partnership with Nelsons at every stage of the deal, we have guaranteed the successful completion of the necessary legal requirements of the acquisition process and secured the future of the historic Grade II* listed buildings on the site for future generations to enjoy. We look forward to completing the Brewery Yard phase and continuing the redevelopment of a site which forms an integral part of the local community of Kimberley”
“We’ve been working on the Brewery Yard project alongside Fairgrove since 2016. It’s an important and significant development for the town. We are thrilled to have been recognised by the East Midlands Bricks Awards.
“The brewery, which was a major employer in the area, was sold in 2006 and has stood empty ever since. It’s great that the historic buildings, some of which date back to the 19th century, will be restored and preserved for future generations, alongside stylish new homes, cottages and apartments.”