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Gerraint Oakley

 

 

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Managing Director, Curo Homes

Gerraint joined Curo in January 2014. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in property, estate and asset management, development and urban regeneration. Previously he was the Director of Development for Coastal Housing Group and Managing Director of Pennant Homes.

Gerraint joined Coastal after spending the previous four years with Barratt Developments Plc where he worked throughout the UK in the Barratt and David Wilson Homes divisions. Prior to joining Barratt Developments, Gerraint worked for Vodafone for 10 years where he was a Global Property Strategy Manager.

Gerraint leads the commercial house-building division at Curo who build homes for sale and rent across the South West. Curo is currently building Mulberry Park, a prestigious development of 700 new homes, a school and community centre near Combe Down in Bath.

Gerraint is a committee member of Construction Excellence South West and a leadership fellow of St George’s House.

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Are Londoners to blame for Bath’s housing problems?

A couple of weeks back, The Guardian reported that “tensions are rising in Bath as influx of Londoners prices out local families”. This was a new one on me - while I’m all too familiar with the sombre housing statistics for Bath, I was surprised to learn that Londoners are to blame. The sensationalist - almost xenophobic - headline is attention-grabbing, but this kind of narrative distracts from the real reason behind the housing crisis in our region.

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Five big reasons why we love Shared Ownership

With the housing blogosphere awash with views on Right to Buy, Gerraint Oakley, Managing Director of Curo's house-building division, gives a bit of the limelight to another home ownership scheme that’s also been around since the 1980s: Shared Ownership.

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10 facts about the green belt

A quick way to stir up a stramash about new housing development is to suggest that building on the green belt is a good idea. At the same time, most people now acknowledge that we’re in the midst of a long-term housing crisis. With average house prices standing at more than 10 times the average salary, we need to do something decisive. One of the main barriers to creating enough new homes is the scarcity of suitable land. The use of targeted sections of the green belt could potentially be one way to address the issue. How much do most of us really know about these heavily protected areas? Here are some facts...

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Commercial house-building with a heart

The South West is one of the most expensive places to buy or rent in England – the result of years of under-supply of new housing. Gerraint Oakley, Managing Director of Curo Homes, explains what we’re doing to tackle this chronic shortage of homes…

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