Bath-based housing association and house-builder Curo has been shortlisted for two national awards recognising the success of its sales team and flagship development, Mulberry Park.
Curo are finalists in the ’Home Ownership Team of the Year’ and ‘Best Large Development’ categories at the National Housing Awards, run by the National Housing Federation (NHF).
Lisa Howells, Curo Sales Director, says: “These awards recognise excellence, innovation and creativity in the housing sector and we’re delighted to have been nominated in two categories this year. Our customers are at the very heart of everything we do and we’re proud to help many families each year find their perfect home.
“Our sales people are experts in all housing products and schemes available, supporting customers through the process to homeownership whether they are at the start of their journey or looking to move up the property ladder.”
So far 84 families have started a new life at Mulberry Park, Curo’s development of 700 homes, open spaces and community facilities in South Bath.
Lisa says: “Housing associations are making a positive contribution to delivering new homes across all tenures. A recent Savills report confirmed that Curo are outselling our Bath competitors including national housebuilders, another endorsement of our ‘profit for purpose’ approach.”
Curo Construction Operations Director, Jonathan Poole, says: “We build high quality, energy efficient homes and we strive to use the latest house-building technologies for the benefit of customers. All homes at Mulberry Park are designed to ensure energy efficiency and low running costs for residents, incorporating features such as low energy lamps and built-in USB chargers as standard.
“In the third phase of the development, we’ll build our first certified Passivhaus homes - ultra-low energy, close to zero carbon status properties that require little energy for space heating or cooling.”
This is Curo’s third shortlisting for Mulberry Park this year, after becoming a finalist in the ‘Best design for three storeys or fewer’ category at the upcoming Housebuilder Awards and winning the Bath Life Awards in the Property category back in March.
Winners for the National Housing Awards will be announced at a gala dinner in London on 6 September.