YMD Boon

Primary project

Bondholder YMD Boon recently provided a range of services to a contemporary offsite modular project at a historic Leicestershire school.

Sir John Moore C of E Primary School in Appleby Magna was originally designed by Sir Christopher Wren with construction beginning in 1693. Now a Grade I Listed building, YMD Boon successfully helped the school to secure funding, and a scheme was put in place for the construction of a new educational classroom block last year. Works began in February of this year and an official opening took place in June.

The new building is now in use as a double classroom for Key Stage 1 children and has been designed with features that reflect the Grade 1 listed main building. It is also timber-clad to blend into the surrounding woodland and natural environment.

Jonathan Warren, director at YMD Boon, said: “This has been a thoroughly exciting project and we’ve been proud to work on the development for the school. The school has a rich heritage and is an iconic building in the heart of Appleby Magna. To research into the history and take the existing building and context into consideration when looking at the design of the project, was stimulating and rewarding for the project team."


Winning Businesses

The winners of the Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2019 have been announced at a prestigious event in Bondholder Derby College Group’s Roundhouse. Marketing Derby was a proud sponsor of the pre-dinner Champagne reception.

Now in its sixth year, the Awards, run in association with Bondholder Champions UK plc, celebrate the best of our local businesses and their successes.

So who won what?

Sponsored by Derby College

Winner: Ward

Runners-Up: Gin & Rum Festival, YMD Boon

Winner: Hackwood Farm

Sponsored by University of Derby
Runners-Up: BlocDigital, ThreeGuru

Winner: White Peak Distillery

Sponsored by Wheeldon
Runners-Up: Bear, Gin & Rum Festival

Winner: Amanda Strong (Mercia Image Print)

Sponsored by HUUB
Runners-Up: Steve Haseldine (Alerter Group), Leah McLaren (Hotpod Yoga), Robert Carlin (Superior Spas)

Winner: Smith Partnership

Sponsored by Cloud Central
Runners-Up: Rhodes Wealth Management, Sibbalds

Winner: Ward

Sponsored by Smith Partnership
Runners-Up: Air IT, Midland Lead

Winner: Stirland Paterson

Sponsored by Janine Edwards Wealth Management
Runners-Up: EPM Composites, HL Plastics, TidyCo

Winner: Imperial Commercials

Sponsored by Apprenticeships by Impellum
Runners-Up: Derby Homes, HL Plastics

Winner: Cosy Direct

Sponsored by Lubrizol
Runners-Up: Gift Wellness, RDS Global

Winner: Headway

Sponsored by Sellick Partnership
Runners-Up: Derventio Housing Trust, Treetops Hospice Care

Winner: Silver X Logistics

Sponsored by Thomas International
Runners-Up: Midland Lead, Xpertise Recruitment

Winner: Bloc Digital

Sponsored by Derby City Council
Runners-Up: Busy Things, FutureProof Films

Winner: Oviso Financial Services

Sponsored by Aspirational Magazine
Runners-Up: Morley Hayes, Silver X Logistics

Winner: Tecquipment

Sponsored by DNS Limited
Runners-Up: Anchor & Crew, Smith Partnership

Winner: University of Derby

Sponsored by FurnitureCloud
Runners-Up: Derby College Group, Chameleon School of Construction

Winner: Xuper

Sponsored by Specsavers
Runners-Up: Gowercroft Joinery, Nowcomm

Bondholders in blue. We apologies if we've missed anyone. Congratulations all winners and finalists.


YMD Boon delivers city housing

Architecture and construction consultancy Bondholder YMD Boon has designed and delivered a new apartment complex located on Mill Hill Lane in Derby.

In partnership with Bailey Construction, the new Birch View residential scheme offers 14 one and two bed apartments.

Delivered on behalf of Optune Homes and Bondholder Derby City Council, Birch View required a major change of level and careful consideration was taken in order to maximise the space and provide suitable access to future affordable housing residents.

Shari Setayesh, director at YMD Boon, said: “Work has been underway at Birch View since February 2018, so it’s fantastic to see the finished building."

“The scheme has brought more affordable housing to the heart of a wonderful residential area and we’re very pleased to have been a part of this development. We hope future residents enjoy their new homes.”

Scott Bailey, managing director at Bailey Construction, said: “The scheme itself was challenging due to the nature of the site being confined and on a steep slope. We had engaged with YMD Boon to provide architectural assistance with delivering this scheme, and they proved to assist at every point."

Cllr Roy Webb, Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Housing at Derby City Council, said: “This development evidences the benefit of partnership working to deliver quality, well designed homes on time and on budget. These apartments, now owned by Derby City Council and managed by Derby Homes, the council’s management agent, are adding to and improving our stock of affordable rented accommodation for people within the City.”

YMD Boon is on a number of housing frameworks including emh group and Reallies, and continues to provide architectural services for the affordable housing sector nationwide.


YMD Boon Supports Students

Bondholder YMD Boon has become a member of Derby College’s Employment and Skills Academy (ESA), which aims to nurture students as they move from education to employment.

The ESA offers students a mentoring service including access to professionals within an industry they are interested in, specialist career talks, visits to workplaces and access to work experience placements.

Derby College’s ESA is a practical solution to supporting students as they navigate the transition from full-time education to employment which can be a daunting time. I’m already enjoying being involved in the ESA and with the recent appointment of one of the students in our team, I am seeing the tangible benefits it can bring to both students and businesses.
— Shari Setayesh, Director

Through the programme, YMD Boon has recently appointed a student as an architectural technician.
Director Shari Setayesh, said: “Like many firms we raise funds each year for a number of charities, but I wanted to actually get involved in a programme of activity that was close to my heart and I’ve always enjoyed working with and mentoring young people."

April Hayhurst, Deputy Principle, employer and economic affairs at Derby College, said: “Our Employment and Skills Academy is designed to ensure all Derby College learners are prepared to make a smooth transition from education to employment and meet the needs of employers.
“Students will follow a journey of learning at Derby College and take part in an extra programme of employer engagement activities. This unique combination of learning and employer engagement ensures that our learners gain the skills, attitudes and knowledge employers need from young people in the workplace.
“It’s essential we have business support to make this a success and its down to companies like YMD Boon who help to nurture young individuals giving them great start to their career.”

Exceptional Start for YMD Boon

Since expanding into Derby a year ago, Bondholder company YMD Boon is continuing to grow. 

The architecture firm is currently working on a number of local and regional projects, including a substantial office complex on Kedleston Road, after being appointed by fellow Bondholder Derby City Council. The £1m project will see the major remodeling and refurbishment of two existing buildings plus an extension.

We have found Derby and in particular Pride Park, an excellent location and have thrown ourselves into the vibrant and progressive business community by joining associations, supporting good causes and responding to community needs.
— Shari Setayesh, Director

Shari Setayesh, Director of the firm and Derby office lead, said: “With our existing client base in Derby, its excellent central location and road network, a Derby office was an obvious choice and in line with the practice’s growth plans.

“This time last year we had a clear strategy of what we wanted to achieve in terms of projects and team growth. We have exceeded expectations and are currently looking for a further senior architect.

“The YMD Boon team and I look forward to many more successful years in Derby”.

YMD Boon moves to Pride Park

Architectural and construction consultant YMD Boon has moved into Derby with the help of Bondholder FHP Property Consultants who acted as agents for the expansion, letting an office in Pride Park. Fellow Bondholder Rigby & Co also advised the tenants during their search.

The architectural and construction company, headquartered in Market Harborough, has also joined Marketing Derby as Bondholders after looking to reinforce their presence in Derbyshire for some time. The appointment of local Architect Sharareh Setayesh provided the company with the opportunity to open an office in the perfect location. 

The directors are delighted to be opening an office in Derby. The location is excellent and local services are first class.
— David Yates, Director at YMD Boon

The company will have a start-up team of six staff, and will provide architecture and building surveying services to the education (primary, secondary, further and higher), industrial, retail and residential sectors. 

Some of YMD Boon’s clients include Bondholders Derby College and Derby City Council as well as GF Tomlinson. 

David Yates, Director of YMD Boon, said: “The directors are delighted to be opening an office Derby. The location is excellent and local services are first class. The launch of our new offices has been timed to coincide with our proud announcement that Shari (Sharareh) has become a full Director of the Company and heads up the Pride Park office. Shari’s appointment reinforces the Company’s drive to provide outstanding services to our Clients in Derbyshire. “