Skegness to see share of £35 million investment from developer

Manorcrest directors Leigh Hall and Dean Wann
Manorcrest directors Leigh Hall and Dean Wann

Skegness is to see a share of a £35 million investment by a developer which is building residential developments in the town.

Manorcrest Group, which is based in the town, is looking to make ‘significant progress’ on several of its developments, including its flagship Lumley Fields rsidential site, which covers around 60 acres.

There are plans to build around 600 homes on the site.

Other projects to see a share of the investment will be completion of a new Double Tree by Hilton hotel in Hull as well as a substantial extension to the Double Tree by Hilton in Lincoln by a further 45 rooms and additional conference space.

Manorcrest director Leigh Hall, said: “Myself and Dean have a shared vision to deliver modern, well-built and exciting schemes that not only impress but have a positive effect on the local economy.

“As developers, we recognise opportunity and it’s important to us to deliver innovative schemes that add to the fabric of the local community. We consider the end user when we build each and every home, hotel rooms, holiday park or commercial space.

“We are a proactive team and our £35m investment in our projects across Skegness, Lincoln, Lincolnshire and East Riding, is testament to the commitment we have to building the best. We are looking to further expand our portfolio in these areas as well as in London.

“It’s an exciting time for the whole team at Manorcrest Group and Dean and I take great pleasure in using local suppliers and therefore creating local jobs. We look forward to a busy 2017 and beyond.”

Manorcrest was set up in Skegness by developers Leigh Hall and Dean Wann in 2000. As well as residential and hotel developments the firm also works heavily in the holiday park sector, with sites in Skegness and Woodhall Spa.

The pair have more than 50 years of experience between them, initially joined forces to build a small development together in Skegness.

Fellow director, Mr Wann, said: “It is incredibly rewarding for us to see a development grow from acquiring planning to unveiling the completed scheme and over the years we have delivered substantial projects. We are lucky enough to have an enthusiastic and committed team.

“It all started in Skegness many years ago and while we are now working across the Midlands, our HQ will always remain in the town.

“We want to create buildings and holiday parks that will have a lasting legacy and this £35m investment over the course of this year is part of that strategy.

“It is both rewarding and challenging to run a development and construction company. Leigh and I oversee every site and that keeps us very busy, but being based in Skegness, it’s fantastic we can invest so heavily in the area and deliver much-needed homes and leisure facilities.”

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