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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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Minister sees skills boost at Mulberry Park

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell saw how local people are benefitting from skills and employment opportunities at Mulberry Park today. Housing association Curo is working with local partners to deliver training and jobs alongside new much-needed homes at its landmark development in Bath. The Housing Minister visited the Mulberry Park site with local MP Be…

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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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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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Put your best foot forward to get Foxhill moving

On Friday 2 September people in Bath will be asked to put their best foot forward to power an outdoor screening of the new Disney spectacular, The Jungle Book. The pedal-powered screening in Foxhill’s Springfield Park has been organised by Bath Film Festival in association with Curo and Bath & North East Somerset Council. Audience members of all ages can pedal spe…

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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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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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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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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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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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