Read the February 2013 edition of construct, our bi-monthly newsletter, here.

There's news about two schemes we were awarded through the JV North contractors framework, a newt story from Laneside Quarry, and an article about driving that might give you something to think about.

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Casey has recently completed a rural development at Holly Grove in Tabley, Cheshire, for Peaks and Plains Housing Trust.

The sensitively designed scheme comprises eight properties, including a bungalow, two-bedroom flexi homes and three-bedroom houses.  The development is now fully occupied with all homes allocated to people with a local connection.

The properties have been built to exacting standards, with flexibility in mind.  The two-bedroom homes can easily be converted to offer three bedrooms in order to accommodate a growing family, if needed.

In December, the Trust was joined by Santa and his entourage to welcome the new residents, with mulled wine, mince pies and carols sung by the choir from Hurdsfield Primary School.  Each resident was presented with a Christmas wreath from the team at Peaks and Plains to add some festive cheer.

stamford park bali logoFor the second year running, a major public park restoration scheme carried out by Casey has won the BALI Principal Award in the category of Restoration and Regeneration Scheme.

Stamford Park in Stalybridge was completed in summer 2012.

The judges had this to say about this scheme:

"This Heritage Lottery and local council funded restoration of a Victorian park Near Stalybridge, north of Manchester, has saved a once beautiful public space from neglect and abandonment. The contractor, and last year’s Grand Award winner, has used its well-honed expertise to transform the park. A large area has been re-graded and re-shaped; terraces, a reservoir, boating house and all railings have been refurbished; large ‘urns’  have been restored and repaired, water courses reconstructed; the list goes on. This was a major undertaking that has been completed with expertise and sensitivity by the contractor, resulting in excellent client satisfaction."

cathedral-gardens-jpgRichard III and the City of Leicester have been all over the national news in recent months after the discovery of the King’s remains under a Leicester car park.  This historic city now features in Casey news as it is the venue for two major contract wins for P Casey (Land Reclamation) Ltd — Jubilee Square and Cathedral Gardens.

Works on Jubilee Square, to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, commenced in August this year.  This is a major Public Realm scheme which has been designed to enhance the City Centre by the creation of a new Civic Square and public open space, and pedestrian links close to the commercial and retail quarter.

High quality porphyry and granite paving will be the main feature of these works which are located on a site previously used for car parking and Park and Ride facilities.  Leicester City Council’s focus on quality also extends to the soft landscaping which will sensitively punctuate the public realm areas with lawns and common green areas, and the planting of high specification pleached trees and Acers.

Read the November 2013 edition of construct, our bi-monthly newsletter, here.

There's news about two fantastic projects we are carrying out in Leicester - both with a royal link,  a welfare article about men's health, and some tips if you find your home needs brightening up after all the Christmas decorations come down.

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