Deanestor awarded second bespoke kitchens contract for Grainger BTR scheme

Deanestor wins second bespoke kitchens contract for Grainger’s £64m Build to Rent scheme in Milton Keynes.

Grainger's Milton Keynes Build to Rent scheme | BTR News
Grainger's Milton Keynes Build to Rent scheme.

Deanestor, one of the UK’s leading furniture and fitout specialists, has won its second contract to provide bespoke kitchens for Grainger plc – the UK’s largest listed residential landlord.

The contract awarded by main contractor Bowmer + Kirkland is for the manufacture and installation of 261 high specification kitchens for a new £64m Build to Rent development in Milton Keynes.

Developed by Peveril Securities with Mayforth, and designed by Pick Everard, the scheme will provide 261 purpose-designed Build to Rent homes ranging from studios to one and two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom duplexes. Construction of the two eight-storey blocks is underway on a brownfield site historically occupied by the YMCA.

Deanestor is manufacturing around 4,000 items of furniture for the kitchens in three layouts and both straight run and L-shaped configurations. Two kitchens also feature in the show apartment for the development.

The bespoke base and wall cabinets will have a white carcase with doors and front edges in a high gloss graphite finish to contrast with white flecked solid surface worktops. A tall unit is being supplied to accommodate an integrated fridge freezer and the contract also includes the procurement, supply and installation of white goods – dishwasher, freestanding washing machine, electric oven and hob, extractor, sink and taps.

“We need the kitchens to be robust and durable for the long-term operation of the buildings, to deliver value for the client, and to contribute to an attractive living environment for residents. We are confident in Deanestor’s ability to achieve the quality, finish and detailing required for the project and to our programme.”

Wayne Catterall, Project Manager, Bowmer + Kirkland

“We are very pleased to be working with Bowmer + Kirkland on our second Grainger Build to Rent scheme. This reaffirms our position as a leading specialist in the supply of contemporary yet long-lasting kitchen solutions to the private rental sector.”

“We offer a complete furniture and fitting out service for exceptional quality kitchens and are working for some of the UK’s leading private residential developers and contractors on major schemes for both rent and market sale.” 

William Tonkinson, Managing Director, Deanestor

Deanestor is also providing high specification kitchens for a Build to Rent scheme for Grainger in Birmingham.

Deanestor’s skilled design teams work with developers, architects, and contractors to ensure its kitchens make use of every millimetre of space and enhance open plan living environments. Cabinets are built to last using strong glue and dowel constructions and combine modern materials and the latest manufacturing technology to create stylish kitchens to appeal to tenants and purchasers.

Deanestor provides high quality contract furniture solutions for healthcare, education, student 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.

For further information about kitchens for major residential schemes and multi-occupancy buildings, visit, call 01623 420041 or email