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Carmalor building on reputation with Oakham Homes contract

Posted onPosted on 14th Jun

Oakham Homes, the people behind the exclusive High Oakham Park development in Mansfield, have appointed local contractor Carmalor to carry out the first phase of construction work at the site.

The prestigious High Oakham Park has proved to be extremely popular since it was officially launched in February of this year.

Phase one, which includes the refurbishment of four existing homes and the construction of two new dwellings, saw all six properties reserved within just a couple of weeks.

Phase two will see 18 plots arranged around the extensive, and carefully-managed, parkland and woodland grounds. Nine of these plots have already been reserved.

Oakham Homes is delivering on its promise to support local businesses, and has now appointed Eakring-based Carmalor to carry out the refurbishment and new-build elements of Phase One.

Richard Burns, from Oakham Homes, said: “This is a very special site, and we have always said that we, as a local business formed by local people, would always look to work with companies from the Mansfield area.

“Carmalor has a very good track record delivering exclusive developments to extremely high standards. We are delighted to have engaged the company to get the construction work under way.”

And he added: “The award of this contract takes Oakham Homes’ total investment in the site, to date, to in excess of £4m.”

Carmalor are currently preparing the site for construction works, and are scheduled to complete Phase One by Easter next year.

Mark Brown, managing director at Carmalor, said: “It’s a wonderful setting, and the whole feel of the place, from the marketing to the way Oakham Homes does business, sets it apart from a lot of other developments.

“Much thought and respect for the location has gone into how Oakham Homes want the site to be, and Carmalor are proud to have been selected as the construction partner for Phase One.”

Carmalor has for over 30 years been dedicated to bringing customers high levels of quality and service. Operating throughout the East Midlands and Lincolnshire, its people have expertise in a wide range of building work, including projects that use the latest renewable energy, eco-friendly and sustainable solutions.

Oakham Homes has also now engaged locally-based contractor PLS, of Shirebrook, to carry out initial highways and drainage works at the site.

Richard Burns added: “After months of planning, and months of getting the site mapped out and prepared, our vision for something special, something unique, will begin to take shape. It’s getting really exciting now.”

For more about High Oakham Park, which is being marketed through Mansfield-based John Sankey Estate Agents, visit

Mark Brown, from Carmalor, is pictured (centre) with two of Oakham Homes’ directors, Adrian Yeomans (left) and Richard Burns.