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This contract for the manufacture and fit out of kitchens and wardrobes is our largest project to date in the build-to-rent sector - a major build-to-rent scheme in Manchester developed by Vita Group.

The Project

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


Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the £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 is creating a vibrant new urban neighbourhood, delivered over three phases and providing homes, commercial office accommodation, retail and leisure space.


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


The Furniture Solution

Deanestor is manufactured 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 on this large city centre site.


The Customer Perspective

Tristan Herbert, Development Director, Vita Group:

“These are high quality apartments to meet the rising demand for city living. Our requirement was 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 create a fantastic first impression of the apartments.”


“Kitchens are particularly important in an open-plan living space and need to look good for years to come. These kitchens definitely have a wow factor. The finishes such as solid surface worktops are high specification and reflect our brand very well. Deanestor has delivered high quality products in the first phase which have met our expectations and requirements. Their team also kept working throughout the pandemic and supported us in a challenging year. Lettings are going well, and we are looking forward to completion of the second phase.”

Steven Dingley, Project Manager, John Sisk & Son:

"Vita Group required a combination of flexibility and quality with bespoke cabinetry and designs to suit the layout of the different apartments and budget. Deanestor has performed very well on the first phase. Their logistics planning and project management ensured such a high number of furniture items were installed with maximum efficiency on this large city centre site and despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.”


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.


Images courtesy of Vita Group