Photo: Adam Carter; Curo colleagues from left to right: Sales Manager Susan Harrison, Planning & Technical Director, Sarah Maylor, Sales Director, Lisa Howells and Managing Director, Gerraint Oakley.
Bath-based housing association and house-builder Curo has won the Developer of the Year 2018 title at the inaugural Bath Property Awards, which celebrate the city’s dynamic property sector.
The ceremony took place at the Apex Hotel on Friday 23 November and brought together house-builders, architects, contractors, suppliers and professional services providers for the property sector.
The judges said: “Curo is out on its own in terms of what it does. ‘Profit for purpose’ flows through the business; exceptional year, balancing commercial opportunities with social responsibility.”
Curo managing Director, Gerraint Oakley, says: “We’re delighted and proud to win this recognition, having been shortlisted alongside some great Bath-based developers.
“Housing associations like Curo are making a significant contribution to solving the UK’s housing crisis. Our commercial activity – building homes for market sale - enables us to generate surpluses which we reinvest in creating more affordable housing for local people. This is what we call ‘profit for purpose’ and is the main reason we established our house-building business. Last year, we invested £17.1m in building new affordable homes.
“We’re best known for Mulberry Park, our award-winning project of 700 homes in South Bath, but we’re a multi-site developer with a number of schemes at different stages of development throughout the South West. Our housing delivery pipeline for the next five years will see the addition of more than 2,200 homes across the region.”
Curo was also a finalist in the ‘Residential Development’ category with its Mulberry Park scheme, which won the ‘Property’ accolade at the popular Bath Life Awards earlier this year.