Conroy Brook celebrate 21 years of housebuilding excellence

21st Anniversary Timeline

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Partnership between Ivan Conroy1 and Martin Brook2 commenced. Intention of the company: to develop natural stone family homes of the very finest quality.

Ivan Conroy & Martin Brook

The very first Conroy Brook house at Norwood Park, Birkby, Huddersfield.3

Quickly followed by developments in Cowlersley, Upperthong, Walton (Wakefield), Halifax, Notton (Wakefield).

First Conroy Brook house

1996 - 2003

The company worked extensively in the industrial and commercial contracting sector, for partners Towngate plc, Brook Group, Brook Motors, Hepworth Group (pipes) and many local factories.4

In addition the company also completed a number of individual homes in the Holme Valley, Barnsley & Wakefield.

Industrial and commercial contracting sector build

2003 - 2006

Holme Valley Memorial Hospital - White Rose House (care home) first project for Meridian Healthcare. 5/6/7

Holme Valley Memorial Hospital - White Rose House (care home)

Richard Conroy8 joins the company to work alongside Jason Brook9 and their respective fathers who founded the company, Ivan and Martin.

Holme Valley Court Retirements Apartments.10

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The Willows, Shelf.11

Master Builder of the Year (Commercial)12 & LABC Built in Quality Award - New Build Finalist.13

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Richard appointed CEO.

Rowan Court, Close Care Unit for Hollybank Trust. The development was subsequently a Finalist in the Independent Living Category of the Pinders Healthcare Awards. 14/15

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Somersbury Court, Almondbury. The development was subsequently announced as winner of Best Design at the 2010 Housebuilder of the Year Awards. 16

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Jon Bailey joins the company as Sales Director. 17

Site manager Graham Barber - one of the winners of the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards. 18

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Conroy Brook announced as UK Housebuilder of the Year (Small / Medium) at the Housebuilder of the Year Awards. 19

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Corporate reorganisation: Richard Conroy & Jason Brook take over the reins from their respective fathers. Martin Brook remains as Chairman; Ivan Conroy as Founding Director. 20

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Most Outstanding Retirement Apartment Development in the UK - Holme Valley Court, Holmfirth / LABC Building Excellence Award (New Build).21

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The Oakes Care Centre - 2nd project for Meridian Healthcare. 22/23

Planning permission achieved for Prickleden Mills retirement development in Holmfirth, subsequently sold to McCarthy & Stone. 24

The Oakes Care Centre


Appointment by Keyland Developments in Small Schemes Initiative in 2012. Followed by planning permission on first joint venture - Forge View, Sheffield. This development also became a finalist in the New Build Home category of the Northern Design Awards. 25

LABC Awards Finalist for The Oakes.

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Construction director John Rodda joins the company to strengthen the construction team. 26

Second JV with Keyland Developments starts on site - SummerFord, Ingbirchworth. 27

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The Denby at Denby Dale Meridian Healthcare Care Home opens & subsequently wins Pinders Healthcare Design Award. 28/29/30

5m NatWest funding deal agreed to finance Bawtry and SummerFord.

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Commencement of build at Braeburn Mews, Bawtry. 31

Ivan Conroy receives outstanding contribution to over 50s housing award. 32

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Conroy Brook finalist in Yorkshire Residential Property Awards.

Augustus Court Care Home, Garforth for Meridian Healthcare commences build.33

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Construction arm of company appointed for prestigious former NUM building in Sheffield. 34

£2m deal agreed for affordable homes in Upperthong, Kirklees. 35

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Swaine Meadow - development of 10 detached homes commences in Hoylandswaine.36

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Work commences on Pennine Gardens, Upperthong. 37

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Work commences on Stocksmead, Stocksmoor.38

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Chosen as preferred developer of Harlow Hill, Harrogate site by Keyland and the Lord Harewood Estate - a prestigious site for 9 townhouses in a prime location. 39

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The Conroy Brook team - leading the way into the next 21 years! 40

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