Signage business contracted for £25m housing developments

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A Harrogate business has been appointed signage contractor for a trio of housing projects together worth £25m.

Caedmon Homes, the residential development arm of North Yorkshire property company Norstar Real Estate Group, has taken on Holberry Signs.

Holberry is working on Caedmon’s signage requirements for developments at Kirby Hill, near Boroughbridge, St Johns Mews in York and Spa Well Court in Whitby.

Ex-England Rugby Union star Martyn Wood, whose wife Eva works for Holberry Signs, explained it was a rugby connection which led to Holberry teaming up with Caedmon.

“I am Director of Rugby at Hull Ionians, where Adam Brown, the son of Paul Brown, a director of Caedmon, plays rugby.

“Paul and I got chatting after a match about all things property and the marketing and signage conversation came up and the rest, as they say, is history.

“So far we have had a good relationship with a mutual interest in property development and rugby.

“Holberry, which was founded 30 years ago in Harrogate, works across many sectors but specialises in the property sector.

Paul Brown, of Caedmon Homes, said: “We are delighted to be working with such a respected signage company as Holberry.

“The company has a fine track record for delivering quality signage, flags and hoardings and we are exceptionally happy with what has been delivered so far.”

Eva Wood, a director of Holberry, explained: “These are significant and exciting contracts for us. We are aware of Caedmon’s excellent reputation and hope ours will be a fruitful and long-lasting relationship.”

Caedmon Homes are building 34 houses at Priory Meadows in Kirby Hill in the heart of the village.

The development will range from two to five-bedroom houses, priced between £200,000 and £600,000, and will include 14 affordable homes bought and operated by Wakefield District Housing.

Meanwhile, 10 three to four bedroom houses and 10 two-bed apartments are being built by Caedmon, within two minutes of Whitby Railway Station.

Prices will begin at £165,000, and 29 apartments are under construction at St John’s Mews in York, with prices ranging from £160,000 to £425,000.

Brown said: “We have chosen all three locations extremely carefully. Kirby Hill is a pretty village near the flourishing market town of Boroughbridge and within minutes of the A1 motorway, providing commuting access to York, Leeds and Newcastle.

“Recent quality housing developments in the Boroughbridge area have proved very successful and we are confident our Kirby Hill development will be equally popular.

“Meanwhile our Whitby development Spa Well Court reflects the growing popularity of this unique seaside town.

“We expect some houses will be bought as second homes, but we are also hoping they will appeal to first-time buyers in the Whitby area and to older couples wanting to downsize and live near the seaside. Already 25% of Spa Well Court has been sold off plan.

“Finally, York has just been named as the best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times and our St John Mews development is already proving very popular, with reservations received on five apartments already.

“They will be ready for occupation later this month.”