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Curo unveils plans for 100% affordable housing site at St. Chad’s Green, Midsomer Norton

Curo will be holding a public exhibition on 28 September to show its proposals for the redevelopment of the St. Chad’s scheme in Midsomer Norton. St. Chad’s redevelopment will include the demolition of 23 vacant flats to make room for 16 new affordable homes. The proposals consist of a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes which will be available to rent at affordable rates…

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Your name for your place

While the new community hub building at Mulberry Park is taking shape, there’s one thing missing – a name! In 2015, residents and stakeholders told us their vision for the new building was “a warm and beautiful place that the community can feel proudof”. If you have an idea for a name that reflects that vision, we’d love to hear from you. Send your ideas with your name and one…

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Award-winning artist appointed for Mulberry Park community hub

Curo has appointed award-winning artist and designer Peter Marigold to create an artwork as part of the new Community Hub at Mulberry Park, Bath. Marigold, who was shortlisted for the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize on Monday, was selected last week by a panel including local residents. He has been appointed to research, design, fabricate and install a permanent artwork l…

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Back to the future at new Mulberry Park school and community hub

Pupils from Combe Down Primary School today buried a time capsule on the site of the new community hub, primary school and nursery at Mulberry Park, Bath. The time capsule was buried as part of a celebration to mark the start of construction at the landmark £10M building by Curo and Rydon. It will remain buried for at least 50 years and will give future generations a g…

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Secretary of State sees new homes nearing completion at Mulberry Park

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid visited Curo’s landmark development at Mulberry Park today to see our progress in delivering much-needed new homes for the city. The Secretary of State was accompanied on the site visit by local MP Ben Howlett and Curo Chief Executive Victor da Cunha. Mulberry Park is a major scheme, being buil…

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Curo appoints Rydon to make £10M community hub vision a reality

Curo has appointed Rydon to build the new £10 million community hub at its flagship development, Mulberry Park in Bath. Construction on the new primary school, children’s nursery and state-of-the–art community facilities will start in Spring 2017. The buildings are expected to open in September 2018. Commissioned by Curo and designed by internationally renowne…

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New report reveals local impact of housing crisis

Data released today by the National Housing Federation reveals that Bath & North East Somerset is one of the most expensive districts for housing in South West England. The Homes Truths South West 2016/17 report from the National Housing Federation reveals that: Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) has the highest average private sector rents in the South West at £109…

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Local MP sees new homes progress at Mulberry Park

Bath MP Ben Howlett visited Curo’s flagship development at Mulberry Park this month to see the housing association’s progress in delivering much-needed new homes for the city. The local MP was accompanied on the site visit by B&NES Council leader Tim Warren and Curo Chief Executive Victor da Cunha. Mulberry Park is a major investment by housing and support organ…

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Building Futures with tomorrow's house-builders

On 19 October students from Bath's Ralph Allen School and Bath Community Academy (pictured) spent a day getting first-hand experience of the careers open to them in the construction sector. Over 25 young people joined Curo and Bath College at our Mulberry Park development to learn about the many roles involved in house-building. Students looked at the six stages…

Green light for iconic new community hub at Mulberry Park

Curo has been given the go-ahead to build an iconic new community hub at Mulberry Park. The £10 million building will be home to a new primary school, children’s nursery and state-of-the–art community facilities. The buildings, commissioned by Curo and designed by internationally renowned architects BDP, will sit at the heart of the Mulberry Park development front…

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Huts & Harbours - Foxhill's WWII heritage

On 9 and 10 September 2016, Curo supported the ‘Huts & Harbours’ exhibition in Foxhill, Bath. The exhibition, curated by Bath Spa University’s Karen Power, explored the WWII heritage of Foxhill where we are developing the former MoD site into the 700-home Mulberry Park. The exhibition was part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme and was visited by over 350 local p…

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Working together to build futures at Mulberry Park

Local people are getting hands on experience of house building through the development of new homes at Mulberry Park. We're working in partnership with Bath College and contractors including Britannia Construction to provide work placements and educational placements to local people. The innovative scheme gives participants the opportunity to get wor…

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Where the streets have no name... yet

Curo is inviting local residents to suggest names for the first new streets at Mulberry Park. Local residents are invited to send their ideas, along with a brief explanation of the story behind their suggestions, their name and contact details by 10 June 2016. Please send your ideas to: Email: mulberrypark@curo-group.co.uk Twitter: @mulberrypkbath Post: Mulberry Pa…

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Housing Minister starts building work at former MoD site

Housing zone funding from central government will accelerate new homes at Mulberry Park Work has officially started on Bath’s highly anticipated housing development at Mulberry Park. Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis MP (pictured above) visited Bath on Thursday, 31 March, for the ground-breaking ceremony at the former Ministry of Defence (MoD) site…

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Strategic partnership ensures homes will be built more quickly at Mulberry Park

Curo has entered a strategic partnership with one of the country’s leading housebuilders to deliver hundreds of new homes at Mulberry Park, Bath. National developers Bellway will work alongside Curo’s own house-building team to enhance the construction process at the prestigious scheme. “We’re delighted to be working with Bellway to ensure that this developm…

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130% payrise needed to afford a home in the South West

A would-be homeowner in the South West would have to increase their salary by 130% to afford an average home in the South West. The National Housing Federation’s Home Truths 2015/16 report has shown that an average house in the region now costs £240,427 – over 10 times the local average salary of £23,832. The report ranks Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) as the fifth least aff…

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1000th Curo property in four years unveiled

Tackling the housing crisis and investing in jobs and training In September 2015, Curo marked the completion of the 1000th home to be built during the Government’s four-year Affordable Homes Programme, with a ceremony at The Old Bakery in Radstock broadcast live by community radio station Somer Valley FM. Curo, which manages nearly 13,000 properties across the…

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Construction starts on Devizes' newest homes

Construction work is underway at Devizes’ newest housing development, a collection of family homes being built at Drew’s Meadow off Green Lane by Curo. The two, three and four bedroom properties are being built for sale, with the first homes due for completion early next year and reservations already being taken. Potential buyers are being invited to an open even…

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Curo's plans for first 275 new homes at Mulberry Park get the green light

Detailed plans for the first 275 new homes at Mulberry Park (the former Foxhill MoD site), were approved unanimously by local councillors on Wednesday night. This follows the planning committee’s support for outline plans for the 48-acre site in March 2015 which will deliver 700 new homes, community facilities and open spaces. Gerraint Oakley, Managing Director…

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Creative Knowle pupils celebrate success in ‘design a sign’ competition

Eyecatching signs designed by artistic pupils at a Bristol primary school are set to have pride of place at a brand-new affordable housing development in their neighbourhood. Youngsters at Oasis Academy Connaught were invited by housing and support organisation Curo and affordable housing developer Lovell to create the colourful signs which will be per…

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Curo unveils new affordable homes for High Littleton during Rural Housing Week

Nine new homes for local people are approaching completion in the village of High Littleton, thanks to a scheme being showcased by Curo as part of Rural Housing Week (6-12 July), which is highlighting the housing issues facing rural communities. Curo is putting the finishing touches to this rural development which will include several sought-after family house…

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Homes for Britain - let's end the housing crisis within a generation

Join us and help to spread the message that housing is an election issue We are calling on all political parties to commit to end the housing crisis within a generation. Homes for Britain’s call comes at a time when housing demand vastly outstrips supply at both a national and local level. The Home Truths report shows that over the next 20 years in the South West reg…

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Unanimous support for Curo’s Mulberry Park plans

Curo’s plans to develop 700 new homes, open spaces and community facilities in Bath were approved unanimously by local councillors on Wednesday 11 February. The outline planning application for Mulberry Park, the development of the 48-acre former Foxhill MoD site was submitted by housing and support organisation Curo following two years of consultation wi…

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55 new affordable Curo homes for Bath

Bath’s newest affordable homes have been praised by council leaders as the latest phase of the Bath Riverside development sees the completion of 55 affordable apartments for the city. The one- and two-bedroom homes are provided by Curo and were developed by Crest Nicholson. They provide much-needed affordable housing for Bath & North East Somerset, where privat…

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Wiltshire couple's first family home

Wiltshire couple William and Sharday Clarke are settling in to their new Curo apartment in Hilperton with their new baby, six-week-old Elliott. Until recently the chances of finding a place of their own as a family looked slim, as William explains: “Sharday and I were living in temporary accommodation, a single room in a hostel. We’d been trying to rent privately and g…

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Curo takes Yes to Homes message on the road

Curo is putting its name to the Yes to Homes petition, calling on local councils, councillors and MPs to commit to delivering more of the right homes, in the right places, at the right price. We are also using national Yes to Homes Week (13-19 October) to take the Yes to Homes campaign on the road, using one of our fleet of vans to drive home the message. Being able to rent or ow…

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New Curo homes for Westfield and Radstock

The first residents have moved into their homes at a new development of 14 affordable houses and apartments at Butchers Close off Wells Road in Westfield, near Radstock. The homes, built by housing and support organisation Curo, have all been made available to people who have been struggling to rent or buy locally. Ten of the homes are being let to people register…

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24 new affordable homes for Trowbridge declared open

On Monday 11 August, the Mayor of Trowbridge, Councillor Glyn Bridges, officially opened Centenary Court, a development of 24 affordable homes built by Curo and named to commemorate the Great War. Amongst the first people to move into the new homes are Victoria and Marcus Gobby, who were welcomed into their newly-built one-bed apartment by the Mayor. Victoria said…

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Welcome to Mulberry Park

Mulberry Park is today revealed as the new name for Curo’s proposed development of 700 new homes, community facilities and open spaces on the former MoD site at Foxhill. The name was suggested by Bath resident, Ken Cookes, following a campaign by Curo to find a new identity for the development. They received over 100 ideas by email, Twitter and in person from local pe…

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Derelict land transformed into family homes

A run-down area of Knowle has been transformed into a development of affordable family homes by Bath-based housing and support organisation Curo. Among the first residents to have moved into the new houses is working mum, Louise Partridge, who was welcomed to her new home by Filwood Ward Councillor Cllr Chris Jackson. Louise’s home is one of 13 two- and three-bedroo…

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Priced out of rural England

New figures released by the National Housing Federation (NHF) during Rural Housing Week show rural areas are some of the least affordable places to live in England. People living and working in the countryside are being pushed out, with rural house prices rocketing and second homes lying empty. According to the NHF’s Countryside in Crisis report, on average hous…

Building homes for tomorrow - video

Together we make new homes possible Managing Director of Curo Homes, Gerraint Oakley, talks about our new, commercial home building division: Find a home you can afford.

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Foxhill: What’s in a name? Curo asks local people for suggestions

Since the MoD left the site at Foxhill, we’ve been referring to the development area as ‘the former MoD site’. While we are keen to acknowledge that period in the area’s history, it’s time to look forward and find a new name for the site and the homes that we will develop there. If you have an idea for a name for the new development, we’d love to hear from you. Your suggestion may r…

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Foxhill masterplan public exhibition

Thanks to everyone who came to our first public exhibition of the masterplan for Foxhill – our vision to create new homes, facilities and open spaces for the whole community. If you missed the exhibition, you can still see all the display material on the Foxhill Regeneration website. Find out more at www.foxhillregeneration.co.uk.

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Foxhill - masterplanning underway

The development of a vision for the regeneration of Foxhill is now in full swing. In January, award-winning architects HTA Design were appointed to work with Curo and local residents to develop a masterplan for Foxhill. HTA Design were selected following a rigorous process involving members of the Foxhill community and Curo’s Foxhill Project Team. First publi…

HotHouse - An ambition to deliver

Curo is part of HotHouse, an initiative from the National Housing Federation bringing together housing organisations to look to the future, explore new ideas and challenge assumptions. We've signed up to 'An ambition to deliver' At HotHouse, we want all housing associations to: think about the role you want to play that fits with your social purpose take the initi…

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Willow House provides independence for five young adults

Five young adults are celebrating independence in their new home thanks to an innovative partnership between Curo, Bath & North East Somerset Council's Learning Difficulties Team and the National Autistic Society. Willow House is a bespoke new-build scheme for young adults with autism and Asperger syndrome. The development consists of five individual one-b…

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Priorswood Place opening

New affordable homes completed at Priorswood Place, Taunton A development of six affordable homes in the Priorswood area of Taunton is now complete, with tenants moving in to their new homes by the end of the month. The development provides two two-bedroom houses, two three-bedroomed houses and two four-bedroomed houses for affordable rent, built on a former gar…

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Top award for housing regeneration partnership

A six-year project to rebuild 191 concrete homes in Bath and Keynsham has taken a top award in the prestigious 2013 South West Built Environment Awards. Curo and affordable housing and regeneration specialist Lovell completed the regeneration scheme last year and have won the ‘Integration & Collaborative Working Award’ in the awards run by the Chartered Inst…

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Curo signs £75M funding deal

21 June 2013 Curo has this week completed a deal for up to £75M funding with M&G Investments to roll out a programme of development over the next three years. The deal comprises £50M to continue the growth of Curo’s existing building programme and its move into the private sale market, including the development at the ex-Ministry of Defence (MOD) site in Foxhill in Bath…

Bristol garage redevelopment wins top prize

Award success for transformation of derelict land into low-cost homes The transformation by Curo and Halsall Construction of two disused blocks of garages in Bristol into a development of low-cost family homes has won a top prize in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) South West Building Excellence Awards. The development of 14 homes won the Best Part…

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Regeneration scheme reaches awards finals

A regeneration scheme to rebuild 191 concrete homes in Bath and Keynsham has reached the finals of the highly-respected Constructing Excellence awards run by the Chartered Institute of Building. Curo and affordable housing and regeneration specialist Lovell completed the regeneration scheme last year and have been shortlisted for the ‘Integration & Col…

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Homes fit for the future

Like all good landlords, we at Curo need to continually review our housing stock to ensure that it remains fit for the purpose it was intended. Of course, in our case, this was to provide affordable housing for local people. Among our stock of 12,000 homes are around 600 Georgian properties, most of them listed within Bath city; a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In assessin…

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Concrete promises

In August 2012 we marked the completion of one of the UK’s biggest regeneration programmes of its kind, providing modern, energy-efficient homes and fulfilling a big promise we made to our customers. Open our booklet - 'Concrete promises': Download as a PDF. Curo owned 257 pre-cast reinforced concrete (PRC) homes in five areas in Keynsham and Bath. These properties were…

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New homes for Hartcliffe

Curo has helped to transform derelict land in Bristol into a development of 14 new low-cost homes. The new homes at Poole Close and Mill Paddock in Hartcliffe have been built on land previously occupied by a number of disused garages. Completed in July 2012, the development has not only regenerated two former garage sites which had become eyesores and suffered f…

Affordable homes first for Wiltshire

Affordable homes first for Wiltshire A run-down building in central Chippenham has been transformed into much needed affordable housing by Somer Community Housing Trust, with investment from Wiltshire Council and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). Kilvert House, a development of six apartments next to the cinema on Marshfield Road, was declared open at…

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