Days Inn Hotel Haverhill
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23rd July 2012
PRIME RESIDENTIAL SITE SOLD AT HAVERHILL RESEARCH PARK TO TAYLOR WIMPEY EAST ANGLIA
Carisbrooke Investments has exchanged contracts to sell 9.17 acres of residential land at Haverhill Research Park, Suffolk. The land has been sold to Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, who are now progressing their proposals for a residential scheme comprising 150 new homes.
The site, which lies on the Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex borders, already has outline planning consent and is set to provide a wide range of houses from starter units through to executive homes. The scheme will also include a number of affordable homes, which will be available to rent, or purchase via a shared ownership scheme.
The sale signifies an important milestone in the delivery of this 30-acre, £100m project. The construction contract for the infrastructure and landscaping works will be awarded shortly with work starting on site in the next two months.
Andrew Anderson, Development Manager at Carisbrooke Investments, said: “This is very good news for Haverhill Research Park and the intense competition we experienced for the residential land is testament to the quality and setting of this site. The scheme will provide a high quality new residential area at the gateway to the town and forms part of a sustainable mix of uses that will be delivered on the park.
“We are delighted to have contracted with a major developer such as Taylor Wimpey, and look forward to working with them in delivering their development.”
Bryn Maidman, Managing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to play an important part in the future of Haverhill Research Park and to provide much needed housing for local residents.
“Our new scheme will enjoy a prestigious location at the home of several world renowned companies, and will be situated within easy reach of Cambridge.
“We are delighted to be working with Carisbrooke Investments during the project, and we are pleased to have this exceptional chance to expand our business further into the western part of East Anglia.”
On completion, the 30 acres at Haverhill Research Park will provide up to 2,000 jobs and homes for over 350 people, all within a high quality landscaped environment where people and businesses can interact and thrive.
The scheme will include up to 450,000 sq ft of office / laboratory / technology and supporting accommodation, which will be aimed at a wide spectrum of companies from start-ups to global corporates. Bespoke buildings will be available on a leasehold or freehold basis and occupiers can expect a high quality ‘science park’ environment with proposed on-site amenities that will include a day nursery, family pub/restaurant and hotel. Crucially, occupiers can also expect accommodation at prices that are significantly lower than elsewhere in the Cambridge sub-region.
Selling agents on the residential site were Januarys and Cheffins.
For further information:
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7th July Olympic Torch route through Haverhill
2.39 pm Haverhill, Suffolk
The torch makes its second foray into Suffolk starting in Burton End, Haverhill from the junction with Cleves Road. The journey continues along Camps Road and right into Market Hill and the High Street. From there, left into Harriet Road, left into Mount Road and left onto the A1017 Ehringshausen Way continuing into Lord’s Croft Lane. Then it’s onto The Pightle and right along the A143 Wratting Road as far as Ann Suckling Road.
CARISBROOKE ANNOUNCES WINNER FOR AGENTS DRAW AT HAVERHILL RESEARCH PARK
Mike Ayton of Cambridge property consultant Juniper Real Estate was the lucky winner of a case of wine following a draw held by Carisbrooke, the developer of the Haverhill Research Park
The draw for local and national agents was held by Carisbrooke to mark the national launch of Haverhill Research Park with its 3-D fly-through video, brochure and park branding.
The agents were asked to answer a series of questions relating to the video and those with the right answers were put into the draw.
Nic Rumsey, director of Carisbrooke Investments, explained: “The prize draw was the first in a number of good news stories for the park that we will be announcing this summer.
“Negotiations are well under way to select a contractor for the infra-structure as well as a developer for the residential element of the project,” added Rumsey.
Construction of the infrastructure for the £100m Haverhill Research Park is set to begin in July. The development will comprise 450,000 square feet of office, laboratory, technology, and supporting accommodation designed for a wide variety of companies from start-ups to major global corporations.
Proposals being worked up include an Innovation Centre, grow on space and bespoke buildings together with a hotel, family pub, restaurant and crèche.
The 8.25-acre residential housing scheme comprises 150 executive houses and flats. The agents for the project are Cheffins and Carter Jonas.
Image: (Left to Right) – Mike Ayton of Juniper Real Estate and Tom Owen of Cheffins
Days Inn enters The Ethical Dragons Den
Each team presented their enterprise idea, answered questions about their pitch, and had a chance to “cut a deal” with the judges to try and win shields for their school.
The final scores saw Samuel Ward Team 1 winning the shield for highest investment, King Edward Team 1 with the best pitch, and Castle Manor Team 1 walked away with the shield for most innovative idea.
Join Days Inn Haverhill in a Charity Wine Tasting
This will be a fantastic evening of fine wines and delicious food starting at 7pm.
Tickets are now on sale at Days Inn Haverhill reception, priced at ₤16.00 per ticket.
A Party to Raise the Roof
Days Inn Haverhill celebrated its 5th birthday in style with a party designed to raise the roof, although not literally!
The hotel memorably opened on December 30th 2006, only to close five hours later after its roof was lost to a tornado.
The party was rounded off by the cutting of our amazing (and appropriate) cake, made by Cakes By Dee, with speeches from General Manager, Donna Revell and Senior Guest Service Manager, Taro Rawles.
Check out our Facebook page for more pictures of the night.
Haverhill Golf Club Gives Reduced Green Fees to Days Inn Haverhill Guests
Haverhill Golf Club is located 1 mile from Days Inn Haverhill, reduced green fees are available for hotel guests.
Haverhill Golf Club has an 18 hole course and an attractive and comfortable club house. The golf course lies across two valleys and is set in pleasant parkland.
The front nine with its undulating fairways is admirably complemented by a saucer shaped back nine which is bisected by the River Stour as it meanders through a course with greens reputed to be among the best in Suffolk. The Haverhill golf course will present a challenge to both the seasoned golfer and newcomer alike.
Days Inn Haverhill Managers Celebrate Academic Success
Guest Service Managers Simon Bolton and Rachael Thorne were celebrating this week as they received their certificates from Otley College completing their Advanced Apprenticeships in Management.
As part of the apprenticeship, both Simon and Rachael attained an NVQ Level 3 in Management and a BTEC Level 3 in Introducing Management.
Days Inn Haverhill is proud to support our staff in all their training needs, from brand training programmes to college courses such as NVQ and BTEC, and the hotel has also been the recipient of the Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Employer of the Year award.
Simon will now be going on to study for an NVQ Level 3 in Sales, and Rachael will be studying for a BTEC Level 5 in Management.
Days Inn Goes Back in Time with The Centre for Computing History
The weekend was marketed by the Centre as: a get together of like-minded geeks, techs, nerds, coders, electronics wizards, writers, photographers, videographers, bloggers and general enthusiasts.
Here at the hotel we can’t claim to understand all that was going on but what we did see was a fantastic array of computers charting the history of the home computer including the Sinclair ZX81, BBC Micros and the Commodore C64 (and many more that we didn’t recognise!), along with lots of projects, retro arcade cabinets, and an ‘80s chill out room that took many of us back to our childhoods.
In the evening the guests enjoyed a fish and chip supper supplied by Chippy’s, and relaxed to some ‘80s and ‘90s music in our lounge.
Lunch Date for Young Students at Days Inn Haverhill
Over thirty Year 1 students from Clements Primary School were invited to visit the Days Inn Hotel Haverhill recently. The students were treated to a full tour of the hotel which included the bedrooms, linen stores, conference rooms - Falcon 1 and Falcon 2, bar, cellar, reception, office area and kitchen. They were then served a buffet lunch in the Kingfisher Lounge and Bar area and were all given goody bags to return back to school with.
General Manager Donna Revell extended the invitation to the school to celebrate the “facelift” of the Kingfisher Lounge. Donna explains, “In September 2006 students from Clements Primary School were asked to name the hotel lounge and 2 conference rooms whilst they were being built ready for the hotel opening in December 2006. The students named the conference rooms Falcon 1 and Falcon 2 and the bar and lounge area the Kingfisher Lounge. It was our intention at the time to invite the students to visit the hotel but because we were hit by a freak tornado on our opening night, which caused the roof to come off, that visit never actually took place.
Now, nearly five years later we have revamped our lounge area with new furniture, voiles, lamps and a 55 inch LED TV and it occurred to me that it would be good for the school to see the lounge that they named.”
Always keen to support the local community and to maintain their excellence in environmental awareness the Days Inn donated their old furniture to the Haverhill Fire Station and 677 SQN Army Air Corps.
Lesley Farrow, Head of Clements Primary comments, “The Year 1 children were absolutely buzzing with what a wonderful time they have had on their return from the hotel. They were thrilled with their bags of presents and were all keen to tell me they had jumped on the beds! Thanks to the Days Inn Haverhill for inviting us and giving the children such a memorable experience.”
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and YCUK give their feedback from Castle Manor training days
“I just wanted to take this opportunity to say another huge thank you for your help and support with the Castle Manor Business College training days on the 28th June and 5th July 2011. Both days were hugely productive and enjoyable for the students. The feedback they gave us was very positive. Many of the students commented on the great help and support they received from you and your staff. They also loved the food and the venue. It seemed that nothing was too much trouble.
“I would be grateful if you would pass on my thanks and appreciation to your fantastic team at the Days Inn. You can be sure that I will recommend you to anyone looking to stay or work in Haverhill.
Tim Kerr (Young Chamber Coordinator)”
Castle Manor Students take Days Inn to market.
Gifted and talented students from Castle Manor Business and Enterprise College took part in a day, organised by the Suffolk Chambers of Commerce in association with Days Inn, where they had to create the marketing campaign for a new, fictional Days Inn Hotel.
In the morning students arrived and were given a briefing by Tim Kerr, Young Chamber Coordinator for Suffolk Chamber of Commerce. From there students were put into teams and were given free rein to organise their own workloads so that they were ready to present back to Donna Revel, Manager of Days Inn, who said “I was really impressed by the student’s appearance, behaviour and innovative ideas. They worked extremely hard and seemed to really enjoy the project. As a parent, employer and Committee Member of the Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, I feel that it is vital that local businesses support such ventures.”
The school was generously given free use of the conference facilities at Days Inn on both days and the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce kindly paid for the cost of resources and refreshments. Matt Bryant, Business and Enterprise Specialist Status Coordinator at Castle Manor said: “Days Inn and the Suffolk Chambers of Commerce are to be commended in supporting us in providing these students with the outstanding extra-curricular opportunities they need to be successful in their futures. Gaining knowledge is important but, without the gaining the right skills and attributes, how will you successful use it?”
Year 9 students took part in this exciting day on 28th June. Feedback from a Year 9 student was “It felt like a real situation and was good to work in a team.
Year 7 & 8 students undertook this activity on 5th June. Feedback from a Year 7 student was “I think that this day is an excellent idea because we learned lots of skills and it was fun.”
Days Inn Haverhill Golf Team are the Champions
Days Inn Haverhill were proud as our team won the Golf Classic Charity Day on Saturday 25th June at the Haverhill Golf Club.
Pictured here from left to right are team members Ellis Brown, Stewart Johnstone, Stuart Haworth and Kenny Johnson looking fantastic in their new logo shirts purchased from K & A Designs Ltd which helped them to also win the title of Best Dressed Team!
As well as winning the overall day, Stewart and Stuart had the highest score for pairs. Check out all our pictures of the day on our Facebook page. Remember to ‘like’ us to receive promotion details.
Students plan the future of Haverhill at Days Inn
This week saw Year 9 students from Castle Manor Business and Enterprise College hard at work as they spent a day at Days inn Haverhill preparing a marketing strategy for a fictional hotel opening on the Haverhill Science Park in July 2012.
As hosts of the event and sneaking a peak at their work from the sidelines, we were very impressed by the students’ professional attitudes and innovative ideas.
To check out more pictures from the students’ visit, have a look at our Facebook page.
Days Inn Haverhill gets a high tech update
Everyone here at Days Inn Haverhill are very excited this week as we have taken delivery of our new lounge and room TVs.
To complement our lovely new furniture in the lounge we have a fantastic 55 inch LED TV, and in all our rooms we now have 26 inch widescreen TVs with a Days Inn information channel to give details of all our special offers along with news headlines and local weather.
We also have lots of new Freeview channels so why not come along and relax in our lounge, enjoy a "Pint of the Day", and watch the latest Wimbledon match on our new TV.
Days Inn Haverhill celebrates a fresh new look
The staff at Days Inn Haverhill are all very excited to receive our lovely new bar and lounge furniture to give our lounge a fresh new look.
The old furniture was donated to the local Fire Brigade and #677 Squadron who came to personally collect our famously comfortable chairs and sofas.
There are lots more pictures of our new-look lounge and bar on our Facebook page, but if you would like to see it in person, we are hosting an open day on 13th June between 11am and 2pm. Come and check out the furniture, our conference facilities and enjoy a delicious cream tea.
Days Inn Haverhill awarded Environmental Awareness Award at Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Business Awards
Days Inn Haverhill were delighted to be awarded the Environmental Awareness Award at the Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Business Awards on 14th May 2011 at Chilford Hall.
BBC1’s TV Apprentice Finalist Claire Young was guest speaker for the evening and also judged the Young Entrepreneur category. She said of her time in the county "It’s certainly the glitziest Chamber I’ve attended, there should have been an award for the most glamorous person with so many stunning dresses! The preparation, attention to detail and all round positive 'let’s have a great evening' vibe on the night are a testament to why Haverhill is an area of such change, business is growing in the town and the new era is really being embraced by Haverhill’s business community."
Donna Revell, General Manager of Days Inn Haverhill collected the award for Environmental Awareness on behalf of our team. Days Inn is committed to reducing their impact on the environment and conserving energy. The initiatives we have taken to achieve this include having room sensors for the heaters, low energy bulbs in all the lights and eco friendly shower heads which reduce water usage without affecting the performance of the power showers. Donna said, “We were pleased to be recognised for our environmental awareness and had a very memorable evening at the Business Awards celebrating our achievement. We will be adding this trophy to the one we won at the 2008 awards!”
Guests enjoyed a drinks reception on arrival and Haverhill’s Young Chamber were on hand to give them some pre-awards entertainment with a charity Olympic Wii Challenge which raised £101 for the St Nicholas Hospice Care. One of those guests was Neville Reyner CBE DL, President of the British Chambers of Commerce and also Chairman of the UK Young Chamber. He said: "I was not only struck by the shared community celebrating success of local businesses but I was also very pleased to be welcomed by some young people from Young Chamber. Our future is in the hands of these young people and I was very proud that all were made aware of Young Chamber not only because they were there but because they explained their activities thoroughly."
After a three course dinner, Chairman Sarah Howard took to the stage to welcome the guests, sponsors and judges, Sarah said of the night: "The awards are all about promoting Haverhill and I don’t think we could have done it in a more effective way than we did on Saturday night. However, it wasn’t just Haverhill businesses who enjoyed the night, we also had some fantastic high profile guests from outside the town which just goes to show we are generating great interest in Haverhill and what it has to offer."
Days Inn Hotel celebrates the Royal Wedding in style
The Days Inn Haverhill invited the local community to join them to celebrate the Royal Wedding in style. Guests donned their wedding attire, and celebrated whilst watching the ceremony in their large comfy lounge area which was fully decorated to mark the occasion, whist enjoying cream teas.
Guests were able to purchase cream teas, sandwiches or maybe even a glass of Pimms from the well stocked bar. The event was held in support of Help for Heroes.
Many local businesses donated some fantastic prizes for the Royal Raffle (all proceeds went to Help For Heroes). Those included STP, Book Plus, Book Company, Robin Hood, Frankie and Benny’s, Gardiner Associates, The Gallery, Serenity, Slimming World, Abbey Croft Leisure, Days Inn, Catering J at Newmarket Races and the Harvester. A total of over £442.86 was raised.
In addition to the Royal Raffle there was a "name the bride teddy competition” – with the prize being ‘Build a Bear’ bride and groom teddies kindly donated by Paragon Signs. The winning name was Dorothy and was won by Tracey.
Judith Haworth, a royal guest that attended the event with her family said “It was so nice to be able to dress up and watch the Royal Wedding with the family and the local community, the hotel looked absolutely fabulous, the staff had obviously put a lot of time and effort into ensuring every one had a lovely time”.
Donna Revell, General Manager said “The team and I thoroughly enjoyed planning the event as well as the actual day. I hope the local community enjoyed our hospitality and am really pleased that we were able to raise money for Help For Heroes whilst having so much fun!.”
On receiving the donation from the event, the charity Help for Heroes sent us the following letter to thank us:
"I'm so happy to read that you all had a fantastic time at your Royal Wedding day at The Days Inn, Haverhill. It reads like it was a brilliant day and very well supported. It was fantastic to read that the local businesses were so generous with prizes for the raffle as well. I love the photos and the décor for the tables really made it look like a Royal occasion!
£442 is an excellent amount to have raised, a BIG well done is deserved to all the generous people involved- we are so grateful for all your enthusiasm and hard work.
I hope that this email received you well and thank you for supporting H4H, we are just a small group of people trying to raise money for extraordinary young men and women and your efforts really do help them and if there is anything I can do to help please do not hesitate to contact me, I am all to happy to assist!
Best wishes and many, many thanks.
Days Inn Haverhill sponsor Employee of the Year Award 2011
Days Inn Haverhill is the sponsor for the Employee of the Year Award for the Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Business Awards which will take place at Chilford Hall, Linton on 14th May 2011.
The awards aim to showcase and celebrate the diversity and talent that the Haverhill business community has to offer. Employee of the Year is a new award. It is open to local businesses to recognise an outstanding employee who has demonstrated qualities and skills that exceed expectations.
Take advantage of our special offer for guests attending the Awards and staying at the hotel on 14th May - just £45 (inclusive of VAT) for bed and continental breakfast for a single, double or twin. Call 01440 716950 to book your room and quote ‘Chamber’ to receive your reduced room rate.
The 4th most loved conference facility in the country!
Days Inn Haverhill were voted the 4th most loved conference facility in the country by their guests during thebestofhaverhill’s 14 days of love campaign – a national campaign designed to encourage local people to “share their love” for local businesses.
The clients who use the conference facilities love the professionalism, can do attitude, friendly and helpful staff and the overall quality of the facilities at the Days Inn Haverhill.
Thank you to everyone who gave us a testimonial!
Days Inn Haverhill Hosts First Full Wedding Day
The hotel hosted our first full wedding on 10th July 2010, from the ceremony through to the wedding breakfast and evening reception.
You can see more images of the occasion in our Wedding venue section.
Days Inn Haverhill is presented with a bestofhaverhill award as “one of the best businesses in Haverhill because of their customer focus, smart solutions and professionalism.
They offer great quality, best value accommodation with top class service.”
Congratulations to the Days Inn Haverhill team.
Haverhill Rovers Under 12's Unveil Their New Kit
Pictured are the Haverhill Rovers under 12’s squad in their new kit sponsored by Days Inn Haverhill.
General Manager, Donna Revell commented, “Days Inn is proud to continue to sponsor such an enthusiastic and talented team, we wish them many successful seasons. They all looked incredibly smart in the new kit.”
The team celebrated by winning 5-3 against Huntingdon Rowdies in their first match in the new strip.
Days Inn Haverhill Celebrates Our First Bride Leaving On Her Wedding Morning
Days Inn Haverhill was pleased to host Leann Miller's last night of freedom. Leann and her friends enjoyed a relaxing meal in the function room at the hotel. The champagne flowed and everyone had a lovely evening.
The next day the hotel was buzzing with excitement as Leann, her family, bridesmaids and page boys prepared for the wedding.
The day started with a leisurely breakfast for all involved before beauticians, hairdressers and the Father of the Bride arrived.
We send Leann and Robbie our best wishes.
Haverhill Rovers Under 11’s End of Season Breakfast
Days Inn Haverhill was pleased to host the Haverhill Rovers under 11’s Football Club end of season pre match breakfast.
The team and their families and supporters were invited to Days Inn Haverhill to enjoy breakfast before their home game. The team then went on to win their game 1-0.
Donna Revell, General Manager said, “Days Inn is proud to sponsor such an enthusiastic and talented team, we wish them many successful seasons.”
The team were also given a tour of the hotel facilities.
Days Inn Haverhill began sponsoring the team last year by providing tracksuits, footballs, first aid kits and other accessories and hope to be able to continue supporting the team in the future.
New sign for the New Croft, Haverhill
Some of the children from Haverhill Rovers Under 11's Football Club are pictured showing off the new Days Inn Haverhill banner at the New Croft ground.
The hotel continues to sponsor the team by providing tracksuits, footballs, first aid kits and other accessories.
The Hotel sponsors the kit for the Haverhill Rovers U11 football team.
The Haverhill Rovers U11 team proudly show off their new kit at Days Inn Hotel Haverhill.
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St. Nicholas Hospice Care
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