Modern Slavery

Modern slavery and construction continue to be in the news

It is a real problem affecting real people and although MVK has strong processes to prevent this happening under our control it is something we should all be vigilant on.

If you ever have any concerns please do not hesitate to speak to the HR team (0121 708 5010) or contact the MS helpline; (0800 0121 700).

A lot of new sites

 

Lots & lots of new work detailed below:

CALA Homes – Wallingford - R&S and groundworks (91 units).

Bellway – Towcester - details to follow.

Crest Nicholson - East Challow – 88units plus 278 works.

Mulberry Homes – Lutterworth – 67 units R&S plus 278 works

Redrow WM – Tamworth Phase 3a – the next field on this vast ongoing scheme which we have been working on since October 2016.

Crest Midlands – Smisby Road Ashby S278 Works – this will hopefully lead to the on-site works consisting of 153 units and associated infra.

Crest Midlands – Bodicote Banbury – 95 units and associated infra.

New Sites news

Most recent sites as follows:

Wavendon (Taylor Wimpey MK) - 160 units

New phase at Mill Hill (Taylor Wimpey NT) - 53 units plus R&S infrastructure

New Sites again

Here are a few of the new works we have secured recently:

Oaklands College, St Albans  (Taylor Wimpey North Thames)- Further to our success in securing the S278 works we have now secured phase 1&2 of the on-site housing and R&S. the initial phase is 121 units of a proposed 400 unit site.

Bicester (Linden Homes Thames Valley) - first 35 units + R&S of 174 units and remaining large infrastructure scheme on the Kingsmere Estate in Bicester

Friars St, Hereford (McCarthy & Stone) - We have secured the groundworks to a retirement apartment block for McCarthy & Stone Coventry Office at Friars Street, Hereford.

Office move around

A big shuffle around of departments at our Tyseley offices this week to make best use of the space.

Thanks to everyone for being very patient and flexible.

Well done to the IT dept and those involved in physically moving desks etc. Not an easy task.

Photos to follow when the last bits of smartening up are finished!

Even More Sites

New Sites!
Bellway Homes SW - Wickwar - 80 units plus assoc. R&S
David Wilson Homes SM - Overstone - 96 units plus assoc. R&S
Bovis Homes SW - Shrivenham - 116 units plus infrastructure

Recent New Sites


Cholsey - Bellway North Thames - 68 units and associated R&S, 278 works etc
Swepstone - Bellway East Mids - 34 units and associated R&S, 278 works etc
Eynsham - Taylor Wimpey Oxford - 278 works to a 190 unit scheme
Milton Heights - Redrow SM - 97 units and associated R&S, 278 works etc

Some exciting projects here.

Lots of new sites

We have recently made some exciting progress with new jobs including the following sites:

Longford Park ph4, Banbury - Taylor Wimpey - 75 units

B'ham Rd, Stratford - Bellway Homes - 65 units with assoc. R&S

Derby Rd, Wingerworth - Bellway homes EM - 225 units with assoc. R&S

Red Lodge, Suffolk - Barratt Homes - 125 units plus onsite R&S.

Important work for strong clients.

Grove & Berryfields ph.4

A couple of new sites recently gained. 191 unit plus assoc. R&S with Persimmon Wessex near Wantage at Grove Airfield, a site with great potential. Also a  94 unit plus assoc. R&S in phase 4 of the Berryfields site with Taylor Wimpey North Thames.

Rowley Regis Area

New work set to start in Rowley Regis area with Taylor Wimpey. 209 units plus associated groundworks plus R&S

New Site - Blunham

New Site - 80 units, associated infrastructure and some 278 works in the Blunham area for Linden Homes.

New Site - Bedford

New work gained with Morris Homes in the Bedford area. 187 units plus associated infrastructure.

New Site - Newark

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAZXAAAAJDU4OTdjMDhhLTA2ZGItNDc4NS1iMjllLWNkYzA5ZWM5NDM3YwWe have been awarded a package including R&S and groundworks for a 64  unit development in Newark. Working for Bellway East Midlands.

Breadsall 278 works

Work with Redrow (East-Mids) in the Breadsall, Derbyshire area soon to begin. S278 works & other for a new large site.

New site - Stafford

New site gained with St Modwen Homes in the Stafford area. 80 units plus associated R&S works.

New Didcot site

New Site - Didcot area.

74 units for Bovis SW.

Ledbury Site

We are pleased to announce another large new contract, in the Ledbury area with Barratt Homes WM. 220 units plus associated road & sewer works. Great news.

Latest Work

We have recently secured work in the following areas alongside Bellway Homes SM, Persimmon Homes Mids, Taylor Wimpey N.Thames, Bovis Homes SW and Martin Grant Homes:

  • North Leigh
  • Dunstable
  • Newton Leys
  • West Witney
  • Berryfields

These jobs total an impressive 300 units plus 18 apartment blocks with all of the associated road & sewer works.

Bromsgrove

Bromsgrove Office opens

Big Move

It'll be a busy day on Monday 20th November as we start to move furniture and staff to our new offices in Bromsgrove.

Another big investment in the future for MVK.

Model Hitachi Excavator

A couple of pictures of a remote controlled model Hitachi excavator made by Ralph Crampton in the Birmingham offices.

Resprayed to a genuine Hitachi colour with specially ordered de-cals added to make it as near a match as possible to our machines on site.

Latest new sites

In the past month we are proud to announce work with clients in the following areas :

Redrow Homes - Banbury

Westleigh - Tile Cross, B'ham

Bellway Homes Thames Valley - Wokingham

Wainhomes - Alsager

Partner Homes - Winey, Oxon

St Modwen Homes - Wantage

Persimmon Homes - Tyseley, B'ham

In total this accounts for over 500 units and associated road & sewer works plus associated infrastructure.

500 new homes for families.

St Albans

We have secured a new development for Taylor Wimpey (North Thames Region). The site is located on the former Beaumont Works in St Albans and consists of foundations to 2 large apartment blocks along with all associated external works and drainage.

Chesterfield area

New work gained in Chesterfield area with St Mowden Homes. Initial 49 units of a 166 development plus associated Road & Sewer infrastructure.

Two new sites

Two new exciting sites to start soon.

Barratt Homes Eastern Counties - Darwin Green, Cambs - 173 units including houses & apartment living with the associated Road & Sewer work.

Bellway Homes Thames Valley - Wokingham - 63units (First phase of a large site) plus initial estate roads.

Adding strength to our order book

New site, Witney

We have been awarded a new site in Witney, Oxfordshire with Persimmon Homes Wessex

Phase one is 117 units as part of a 1,000 unit development.

Redditch site

We will be working with Persimmon Homes South Mids on a fantastic new site in the Redditch area. 296 units plus associated R&S work.

Toolbox Talk 58

Please can all MVK site operatives be aware of the very important new Toolbox Talk TBT58.

The TBT explains the safe use and selection of plant on site.

All sites should by now have received the talk. If you have not, please tell your site supervisor or SHE Advisor immediately.

East Midlands

New site with David Wilson Homes East Midlands in the Kibworth area.

18 units plus associated R&S work.

Chinnor new site

New work agreed with Bellway Homes Thames Valley in the Chinnor area. 120 unit scheme. ⛏️

Nuneaton

New site gained in the Nuneaton area with David Wilson Homes East Midlands. 105 units plus associated groundworks.

Longbridge

95 units and assoc. R&S work secured in Longbridge, B'ham area with Taylor Wimpey West Mids.

Melton Site

PieWe have new work with Davidsons Homes in the Melton Mowbray area. Initially S278 plus R&S works for the site.

Dumper Deliverys

More quality fleet additions.Dumpers

Fleet Delivery

FleetHere is a nice photo showing part of a recent delivery from Hitachi.

A clear demonstration of our commitment to having the best equipment in the business!

Rugby

New work secured on the existing Rugby Radio Site with Crest Nicholson.

186 units plus associated R&S work

Haddenham

We have secured new work in the Haddenham area with CALA Homes as a result of previous good works in the area.

Includes first phase of 118 units plus spine rd, estate rd, S278 works etc.

Coventry

We have secured a new site with Westleigh Developments in the Coventry area.

Initially R&S work.

Wallingford

We have secured the initial site strip, compound set up and S278 works for an exciting 555 unit site in the Walingford, Oxfordshire area with a new client - Berkeley Homes

Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire

 Two new jobs with Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire.

46 units in Biscester & 41 units in Chesterton.

Work to start soon.     

Rugby work

Even more work!. R&S work secured with Morris Homes in the Rugby area on a 177 unit development.

We are very proud of the strength of our order book with such prestigious clients.

Woburn Sands

A new job to start soon with longstanding clients Taylor Wimpey MK.

Woburn Sands Area

39 plots, 9 apartment blocks and a sports hall plus associated R&S and civils work.

New Coalville Offices

Our East Midlands commercial team have now relocated to new offices in Coalville, Leics alongside accounts staff from the local area.

This means we are now operating from four seperate office locations

It is an amazing investment in to the company and show our continued growth, strength and commitment to clients and local employment.

 

Welland new site

A new 50 unit site in Welland, Worcs to start soon.

Client - Bovis Homes South West.

Congleton

A new job secured with David Wilson Homes North West.

Ground works plus Road & Sewer works for a 170 unit site in the Congleton area.

Job 100600

New job with a new client.

150 units with associated R&S work in Dursley, nr Gloucester with St Mowden Homes Midlands.

Job number is 100600. That is quite a few jobs since we first started haing to number them!

New responsibilities

Well done to Ryan Gardner, Jake Mason, Greg McLaney & James Gallus on becoming Quantity Surveyors (rather than Graduate Trainee Quantity Surveyors).

 

Cambridgeshire

A new job secured with Barratt Homes Eastern Counties in the Northstowe, Cambridgeshire area.

135units and associated R&S with extra works to be negotiated in the future

Promotions

Congratulations to Louie Daly, Paulo Sarro & Ben Hymus on their advancement from Trainee Quantity Surveyors to Assistant Quantity Surveyors.

This is the result of taking on extra knowledge and responsibilities and is a big step.

Well done!

Bovingdon

New work gained with McCarthy & Stone in the Bovingdon area.
Groundworks & civils due to start in roughly three weeks
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Three Peaks Update

Three Peaks completed and nearly £41k raised so far!

News of who managed the whole challenge to follow plus lots of pictures.

A big thank you to those who have already donated.

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/mvkelly3pe

Update

All walkers have arrived safely in Glasgow.

Now en-route to Fort William to begin first summit.

Three Peaks update

bootsAs of 8.30am today we are nearly at the £28,000 mark on our Just Giving site.

Please visit https://www.justgiving.com/teams/mvkelly if you can manage a donation.

A lot of MVK employees and clients will be hitting the paian barrier this weekend!

Operations Manager

Congratulations to Darren Mockble on his promotion to Operations Manager.

The result of years of hard work and commitment.

Grantham

A new job gained in the Grantham area.

Working with Barratt Homes NM to provide groundworks for a 139 unit development.

New Commercial Managers

Congratulations to Stefan Ellis, Jamie Ring and Jamie Langthorne on being promoted to Commercial Managers in their respective offices.

Well deserved rewards for excellent long term results and service and a good example of the career development prospects which exist here at MVK!

New Site

Another new site due to start soon in the Burton-On-Trent area with Barratt Homes North Midlands.

Roads & Sewers work initially with scope for more work going forward.

New site again

Another exciting new site to start in SW B'ham area. We will be working with Crest Nicholson on 138 units plus associated R&S.

Berryfields

Another 111 units plus associated R&S work secured in the Berryfields area, this time with Taylor Wimpey SM.

Much is a continuation of the drainage works we have already installed.

New Site

New site secured with CALA Homes Southern.

50 unit scheme in the Aston Clinton area.

Further Work Secured

Further work also secured in the Milton Keynes area with David Wilson Homes. 276 units plus associated R&S work

New Work in SW area

59 Unit development secured in thee Gloucester area with Bovis Homes SW.

Christmas Jumper Day 2016

IMG 0108A big thanks to everyone who joined in the 2016 Christmas Jumper Day at our Birmingham offices.

Most are pictured here but there were others unable to get away from their desks for the photo!

H&S Poster Competition

Thanks to everyone who entered our childrens Health & Safety poster competition and to Liam Nugent for organising and judging the event.

Ages 7 & under winner - Lily Fountain (age 6), runner up - Alfie Bode (age 5)

Ages 8 & over winner - Abigale Coulson (age 9), runner up - Ciara McGuinness (age 10)

Lots of fun re-inforcing important messages. Effective traffic management and use of seat belts.

New Site

Another new site to commence in the Aston Clinton area with Persimmon Homes NL.

New Site

New site negotiated in the Northampton area. R&S plus housing (195 units) for Persimmon Midlands.

Jamie Ring

Congratulations to Senior QS Jamie Ring & Sharon on the birth of their daughter Emmerson May.

New Site

MVK have secured a 73 unit scheme with associated R&S in the Hamilton area with Bellway Homes East Midlands

MVK Bake Off 2016

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Pictured are some of the entries for the 2016 MVK Bake off. Our offices in Northampton and Oxford also presented cakes for the competition.

The winning cake was made by Ruth, Ashley, Emma and Marie.

Well done everyone.

New Site

MVK are pleased to announce we have secured a major development in the Tamworth area with Redrow WM including roads, sewers and housing. This comes on the back of several successful works with Redrow West Mids.

New site

120 unit scheme confirmed with David Wilson Homes South Mids in the Cambridgeshire area. Work proposed to start next week.

Ongoing work

We have been awarded the third phase of an ongoing project we have with Taylor wimpey Oxford. Good news!

New Sites

Two new sites gained.
-Littleover (nr Derby) with a consortium of Miller Homes/ Barratt Homes & Taylor Wimpey.
-Droitwich with Redrow.
Both including much infrastructure works

Summer Dig Issue

To see the latest Summer 'Dig Issue' click here

New work

Two new parcels of work secured.

68 unit area of existing site at Pulford Corner, Leighton Buzzard with Persimmon Homes Midlands.

Next phase of the Lower Heathcote Farm, Warwick site with David Wilson Homes East Mids. Homes on this development are proving very popular.

All good news.

Go-Karting

MV Kelly Exclusive 3Thanks to everyone at Daytone, Tamworth for a great evening. A pretty poor representation of MVK employees on the podium!!

New Starters

Lots of new starters in our offices recently including a new Assistant Buyer, an SHE Training Advisor and a Trainee Technical Advisor.

A big welcome to them all.

We still have vacancies in our rapidly expanding business due to the incredible strength of our order book, stretching well into the future.

Sandbach - Morris Homes

New job in Sandbach with Morris Homes Northern- R&S and initial 28 units on this 83 unit development.

Shakespeare Park, Kingsmead.

New job secured with Taylor Wimpey South Mids - Shakespeare Park, Kingsmead, MK. A 200 unit site with associated R&S works.
 
Four hundred years after the death of Shakespeare himself.

New site - Leckhampton

We are pleased to have been awarded the Leckhampton, Cheltenham development with a new client, Redrow South West.

The work consists of 377 units plus considerable R&S works and will hopefully mark the start of a productive working relationship.

New Site - Loughborough

Allendale Rd, Loughborough

We have secured the stage one R&S works on this 98 unit greenfield site for David Wilson Homes East Midlands.

The housing works are still currently being tendered and will likely be awarded within the next few weeks.

The proposed start date is the 09/05/16 and MVK will be Principle Contractor for approx. 16 - 20 weeks.

New Site

We are very happy to announce the securing of a new site at Barnett Road, Steventon with David Wilson Homes Southern Region. The site consists of 65 units plus the associated infrastructure. This is work in a new region for us and proves the effectiveness of our (fairly) new office in Kidlington, Oxfordshire. Hopefully we will be securing much more work in this area and therefore creating more jobs for local people.

Liam Nugent

We are proud to announce Liam Nugent has been appointed Group Safety Manager for MV Kelly Ltd. He will head up our expanding SHE team ensuring compliance and safety standards throughout the company.

Liam Nugent SHE Manager

New Director

Congratulations to Matt Regan who has been made Regional Estimating Director following years of excellent work for MV Kelly Ltd. Well done Matt. Well deserved.

SOS Children's Villages

We have made a donation of £20,000 to SOS Children's Villages.

To celebrate the fact that M V Kelly Limited have been in business for 20 years, we have made a donation of £20,000 to SOS Children's Villages.  This is a very worthwhile charity, which has been personally chosen by the directors and staff to be the beneficiary of our donation.  SOS Children's Villages currently provide loving homes, and a mother, to some 82,000 children and young people around the world, who may have lost theirs though proverty, disease and/or war.

Download a copy of our letter from SOS Children's Villages here

Kids' Poster Competition

The results are in!  See all of the great entries here.

We had a fantastic response to our competition and the winning  Poster can now be revealed.  The standard was excellent and all entries will receive a selection box, however the winning entries are:

1 - 1st Place - Sophie Bowen, aged 9 (£100 Toys 'R' Us Voucher and her Poster circulated to all of our sites in 2016)

2 - 2nd Place - Jack Cosby-Cox, aged 9 (£50 Toys 'R' Us Voucher)

3 - Joint 3rd Place - Libby Monaghan, aged 10 and Frankie Welch, aged 9 (both to receive a £25 Toys 'R' Us Voucher)

As all of the entries were so good, we're sharing them with you below:

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20 Year Newsletter

Download the 20 Year Special Edition of The Dig Issue here.

Updated office layout

A quick view of the Buying dept and corridor before the weekend then a pic of our new, open plan office. Plant & Buying departments together at last!

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Ireland Junior Club 7s Shield Champions 2014 & 2015

M V Kelly is proud to be associated with Sean McDermott’s GAA.

UK Provincial Homegrown Champions 2015, Ireland Junior Club 7s Shield Champions 2014 & 2015. Well done from everyone at MVK!!

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Mark Jones - Player of the tournament

Taylor Wimpey South Midlands golf day individual player of the tournament - Mark Jones.

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MacMillan Gower walk

Well done to all the MVK people who completed the MacMillan Gower walk on 12th Sept.

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Autumn Newsletter

Download the autumn edition of the dig issue here.

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