Blythe Valley Innovation Centre
Our aim is to ensure that customers can virtually test their systems in the whole vehicle in realistic traffic situations, using an approach that is accurate in every detail. This method enables customers to meet the increased demands of the development process. Systems should be tested in their entirety as they cannot be regarded as the sum of discrete subsystems existing independently of each other.
The business has been trading for 49 years under the same family ownership and has established regional offices in Exeter, Bristol and Warrington. Our ambitions are to be one of the UK’s most admired privately owned housebuilders as judged by our employees as a place to work, our customers as a place to live with the highest standards of quality and by the communities we engage with on the journey as we create outstanding developments.
We currently produce around 1200 homes per year in the above locations and are embarking on a growth strategy to increase that output to approximately 2000 homes per year, hence, the creation of the new regional office based here a BVIC, Wainhomes West Midlands.
We are busy sourcing the land opportunities across the greater West Midlands area to build a business that will eventually directly employ over 100 staff and a considerable workforce of subcontractors and suppliers to support our developments. The business has a plan, over time to deliver circa 500 homes per year covering all market sectors in our great geography.
Our track record for quality is evidenced by many awards and we continue to innovate and drive our standards in all we do.
Denco Thermal was established by the then managing director Dennis Coles and company secretary Jill Coles as a start-up business in 2005 in Warwick Road before re-locating to Homer Road in the town.
With turnover growing to £6.4 million in its latest accounts, the company has a new based at the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre in Central Boulevard, Solihull, for its 8-office staff including an apprentice estimator. “The location is ideal for companies like ours whose client base is spread throughout the UK and Europe because of our excellent transport links as well as the state-of-the-art facilities that we provide.
The business also employs 60 on-site supervisors, operatives and apprentices at locations across the UK and further afield to complete work on high-profile contracts which has included Birmingham Children’s Hospital, The Shard in London, John Lewis stores in Leicester and Cambridge, QE Hospital, The Foreign office in London, data centres and retail stores across Europe.
Peter Coles, the current Managing Director said Denco Thermal has gone from strength-to-strength over the last 14 years and we have finally settled into our new home at BVIC.
“Currently, we are working on Primark stores in Brussels, a data centre in Sweden but we predominantly work in the Midlands and South of England.
“Solihull, and the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre in particular, is a good base for the travelling we do because of the road networks and nearby train stations.
“We have grown every year but we don’t want to grow too fast because that can be the downfall of a business, it is better to be steady and slow.”
Denco Thermal’s first major contract was at the internationally renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and the business has formed an Enhanced Supply Chain Partnership with Balfour Beatty Engineering Services which has led to being involved in contracts worth up to £2 million.
• Hospitals and Healthcare projects
• Universities and schools
• Residential schemes
• Office Shell and Core
• Office fit outs
• Data Centres
• Retail Units
• Amazon Distribution Centres
• Energy for Waste projects
We are a business that believes in giving back to the industry and our MD currently sits on the board of the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association and we were delighted to be named Contractor of the Year by one of our major clients, J.S. Wright, last year.
A statement from Janet Bunch, previously the centre manager at the Blythe Valley Innovation Centre, which is operated by the University of Warwick Science Park and owned by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, said: “Pete, Jill and their senior team have over 70 years’ experience in the industry and that is reflected in the high calibre of projects that they have been involved in.
“Denco Thermal has been involved in providing the heating and ventilation insulation at a number of striking buildings in the area including Birmingham Library and the National Automotive Innovation Centre at the University of Warwick.