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This £4.3m contract for John Sisk & Son is for the manufacture and fit out of kitchens and furniture and is our largest contract to date in the private residential sector.

The Project

This £247m scheme is part of Circle Square, a £750m mixed-use development and one of the biggest private rental complexes in Manchester which is being developed by Vita Group.


Located on the former BBC site in the heart of the city, this landmark regeneration scheme will create a vibrant new urban neighbourhood, delivered over three phases and providing homes, commercial office accommodation, and retail and leisure space.


The lifestyle enhancing living spaces at Circle Square will include shared lounge areas, co-working spaces, gyms and facilities for private entertaining, split across two buildings.


The Furniture Solution

Deanestor is manufacturing and installing 683 kitchens and around 2000 fitted wardrobes for the premium one, two and three- bedroom apartments for modern private residential living. The bespoke fitted wardrobes in four sizes are finished in contemporary cashmere with a sleek metal edge handle.


Deanestor is also manufacturing and fitting out 683 service cupboards in three sizes, and 350 store cupboards, finished in indigo blue.     


Bespoke, Open-plan Kitchens

The open plan kitchens have white quartz worktops, an oak-effect finish to the breakfast bar and moulded doors with an integrated handle in indigo blue for the base units and white for the wall cupboards. Door backs are colour-matched, and the cabinets are manufactured by Deanestor to very tight tolerances for this high specification, design-led residential scheme.


The space between the kitchen cupboards has been reduced using a specialist hinge detail for a sleek appearance. All the appliances for each kitchen are integrated for an enhanced finish, including hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer, all supplied and fitted by Deanestor.


As part of the design development process, we created a mock-up kitchen at our Mansfield factory for the client team to review.


Installation with Maximum Efficiency

The client required a combination of flexibility and quality with bespoke sizes and designs to suit the space and budget. Carefully-planned logistics and project management ensure that such a high number of furniture items are installed with maximum efficiency until the end of 2020 on this large city centre site.


The Customer Perspective

Tristan Herbert, Senior Development Manager, Vita Group:

“These are high quality apartments to meet the rising demand for city living.  Our requirement is for exceptional quality kitchen and bedroom furniture and a robust installation. Design-led aesthetic appeal for the fitted furniture is essential in order to attract tenants and to ensure the apartments look good for years to come.”


Second Project for Vita Group

The contract at Circle Square is our second private residential scheme for Vita Group in Manchester. We are working with main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine on the Riverside development, manufacturing and installing 190 kitchens designed exclusively for rent.


Deanestor provides high quality contract furniture solutions to construction clients and contractors for healthcareeducationstudent 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.