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NEWS - Archive

Inside our archive are the previous news stories from our current news page which are still available for you to view online at your convenience.

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Design Award 2015

Design Award 2015

Drew Smith are delighted to announce that St Valentines Close is the winner of the 'City of Winchester Trust's 2015 Design Award.'

St. Valentines Close, formally known as ‘Old Hyde Laundry’ is situated in the heart of Winchester. Consisting of 14 two and four bed townhouses, the development also benefits from a three storey office block for local business. The award was presented to T2 Architects by the Mayor of Winchester; Cllr Angela Clear.

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Chantry Hall, Southampton

Chantry Hall, Southampton

Work to construct 59 flats at the site of the former Chantry Hall in St Mary’s has now started following a period of archaeological research.

Drew Smith acquired the site last summer and obtained planning consent for nine one-bedroom flats, 46 two-bedroom flats and four three-bedroom flats

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Trinidad Extra Care Housing Village

Trinidad Extra Care Housing Village

Drew Smith have successfully been appointed by Borough of Poole to construct and build Trinidad Extra Care Housing Village.

The scheme consists of 54 extra care apartments with communal facilities. We will now work alongside Poole Housing Partnership (PHP) and Borough of Poole to bring these plans together, with building work set to start later this year.

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Children with Cancer UK

Children with Cancer UK

Following our 25th Anniversary Celebration event on June 6th, we are pleased to announce we officially presented our charity donation to Children with Cancer UK.

Our Managing Director Stuart Munro (centre left) presented Nilly Sutton (centre right) from Children with Cancer UK with our donation of £2,660.00 on 24th July 2014.

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The Croft, Cocking

The Croft, Cocking

Our development of 18 units at Cherry Close, Cocking (Nr. Midhurst) was handed over to Hyde Housing in June.

The development consists of 6 apartments, 11 houses and a bungalow. Construction included mitigation works, electric diversions, a new substation, and even a new 85 metre deep borehole-soak away.

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We begin work on new homes in Poole

We begin work on new homes in Poole

An official celebration to mark the start of building work at Terrace Row in Poole took place on June 10th.

In partnership with Spectrum Housing Group and Poole Borough Council the development will bring 17 affordable new homes. Six of which will be three bed houses and 11 will be 2 bed flats. These will provide family homes to the local community with the first becoming available from spring 2015.

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Chilbolton Avenue, Winchester

Chilbolton Avenue, Winchester

King’s Court is Drew Smith Homes second successful development on Chilbolton Avenue, Winchester, consisting of 11 two and four bedroom luxury homes.

All properties have now been sold.

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Elizabeth Place, Cumbrian Way

Elizabeth Place, Cumbrian Way

Drew Smith Homes are delighted to report that all 16 contemporary 2 bedroom apartments at Elizabeth Place, Cumbrian Way have now been reserved.

The development has proved very popular with the introduction of the Help to Buy initiative and first time buyers. The development is due to complete in June 2014.

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New Commercial Manager Appointed

New Commercial Manager Appointed

In February 2014 Drew Smith Group were delighted to welcome Ian Galloway as our new Commercial Manager

Ian’s career began as a Graduate Quantity Surveyor and has since worked as Senior QS and has held Commercial Director roles within prominent development companies for over 25 years in the South.

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NHBC – Pride in the Job Award

NHBC – Pride in the Job Award

Drew Smith Limited is proud to announce the achievement of the NHBC Pride in the Job Award for our project The Halt, Fordingbridge.

We would like to congratulate Site Manager Gareth Barfoot, Contracts Manager John Joel and all the team involved with The Halt, Breamore, Fordingbridge.

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30 new properties begin in Poole

30 new properties begin in Poole

Blandford Road in Hamworthy, Poole is a former first school with historic value.

The development will comprise of 30 units with a tenure mix of affordable rent, shared ownership and open market sale. These will be built to code for Sustainable Homes Levels 3 & 4 and Lifetime Homes in partnership with Spectrum Housing Group.

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Official Opening Event

Official Opening Event

The New Curriculum Building at Havant Sixth Form College, constructed by Drew Smith Ltd, was officially opened on the 8th of July 2013.

The opening of the new building was attended by many, including the Mayor of Havant and William Archibald - former Chair of the Board of Governors, after whom the building was named. After a series of speeches, the ribbon was cut and the building pronounced 'officially open' by Richard Carter, Global Communications Director for Rolls Royce.

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2013 RICS Awards

2013 RICS Awards

Drew Smith were delighted to recently be shortlisted for 2 awards at the 2013 RICS Awards South East ceremony.

The first was for our largest project to date, The Mayflower Development in Southampton, where we were among 6 other finalists

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Former St. Margarets School

Former St. Margarets School

Drew Smith have secured the construction contract to redevelop part of Former St. Margaret’s School, Midhurst.

Works are due to commence in the Summer 2013, comprising 49 mixed tenure new houses and apartments, 4 of which involve the total refurbishment of a Grade 2 listed school building.

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Winton Court, Andover

Winton Court, Andover

We will soon be commencing our first project with a new Client, Enham Estates.

Winton Court is located in Andover and will comprise of 6 apartments over a 3 storey development and 2 bungalows, all designed to cater for the bespoke needs of its residents.

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Former Builders Merchant Projects

Former Builders Merchant Projects

Affordable Housing in Junction and Mylen Road, Andover

Drew Smith Limited have completed the redevelopment of two former Jewson’s builders Merchant sites in central Andover. The projects were delivered in partnership with Radian Housing Group have provided a total of 80 mixed tenure new build affordable houses and apartments in the area.

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BM Trada Certification

BM Trada Certification

Site Manager gains BM Trada Certification for Fire Door Maintenance and Installation.

Ron Smith our Site Manager based at Royal Hampshire County Hospital has successfully passed the BM Trada Fire Door Installation and Maintenance Certification for our company. This enables us to supply, fit and install any fire doors at the Hospital, saving time and keeping disruption to a minimum.

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Student's Success in 2012

Student's Success in 2012

Drew Smith has a number of employees who study part- time in and around Southampton. These include Solent University, City College and Eastleigh College

Many of our HNC students are now progressing onto the BSC (Hons) Construction at Solent University and we will continue to support and monitor their success.

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Ready in 2013

Ready in 2013

‘The Laundry’ will be Drew Smith Homes’ most prestigious development to date.

Featuring 14 stunning homes to cater for the discerning Winchester market, there will be 6 terraced homes, with 2 double bedrooms, and 6 executive townhouses with 4 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms, all benefitting from gardens and individual parking...

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Educational Establishment Projects

Educational Establishment Projects

Drew Smith is currently working at Havant Sixth Form College, Calthorpe Park School in Fleet and Forest Park School in Totton.

Having been successful on tenders at three educational establishments in Hampshire, work is underway to provide new facilities at Havant, cladding, insulation, new windows and roof replacement at Calthorpe Park School and a Scola re-clad at Forest Park School.

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Team helps Deliver UK Housing Award

Team helps Deliver UK Housing Award

Sunfield Close, Andover, the former King George Allotments site recently won The UK Housing Award for Best Development – Small Schemes.

Our development, delivered in partnership with Radian was chosen over 6 other finalists from all over the UK. This is a massive achievement for a scheme that overcame some ecological challenges and the site being restricted to movement due to the narrow access road.

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Stoneham gets a 6!

Stoneham gets a 6!

Drew Smith Limited Deliver Southampton’s first Codes for Sustainable homes level 6.

Drew Smith Limited have successfully completed and handed over the Stoneham Cemetery Road scheme becoming the first Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6 delivered in Southampton. It is also one of the few schemes to reach zero carbon standards in the south of England.

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Gold For Drew Smith Group

Gold For Drew Smith Group

In the Olympic year Drew Smith Group are delighted to announce the recent Gold Award from RoSPA for Occupational Health and Safety.

Southampton based Drew Smith Group, one of the South’s leading Construction, Homes and Development business has had its approach to the prevention of accidents and ill health recognised this month by being awarded the RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety...

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Mayflower Cruises to Completion

Mayflower Cruises to Completion

Mayflower Theatre Redevelopment Scheme Reaches its Final Destination.

Drew Smith has successfully completed a redevelopment project at the Mayflower Theatre and Former Gantry Site in Southampton. We are proud to say this is our largest project to date as a company...

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SCC Housing Refurbishment Success

SCC Housing Refurbishment Success

Drew Smith Limited land second phase Of Southampton City Councils Housing Refurbishment Programme (West) upgrades.

Drew Smith Limited, part of the Southampton based Drew Smith Group is delighted to announce its repeated success in bidding for a 3 year contract with Southampton City Council ( SCC) to undertake a comprehensive Housing refurbishment programme across the West of the City...

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Hillside Avenue

Hillside Avenue

Drew Smith are delighted to announce the launch of our new development in Bitterne Park, which will cater for families and first time buyers alike.

This unique private development features 2 semi-detached homes with 3 bedrooms, and 2 contemporary, secluded bungalows with 2 bedrooms, which would suit the older and young alike...