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 & Collaborative Working Award’ in the 2013 South West Built Environment Awards.
The regeneration scheme, one of the UK’s biggest programmes of its kind, saw 191 defective concrete homes replaced with 275 modern, energy-efficient new homes, and has transformed four neighbourhoods in Bath and Keynsham.
From the start, close partnership working and excellent communication with everyone who had a stake in this work was made a top priority. The result was a scheme delivered on-time and on-budget, along with exceptional satisfaction ratings from residents with 99% of residents expressing satisfaction with the quality of their new home.
Curo Regeneration & Policy Manager, Sarah Moss, said: “One of the biggest strengths of the project was the excellent partnership working between Curo and Lovell. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved by working together with Lovell and to have reached the finals of these awards.”
Lovell Regional Director David Gough said: “It was extremely rewarding to work with Curo and residents on this major regeneration scheme. The project’s selection for the awards finals is testimony to the collaborative approach which was key to the successful delivery of this important, large-scale housing programme.”
The winners of the awards will be revealed at a ceremony in Bristol on Friday 14 June 2013.
Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council, Cllr Rob Appleyard, planted a tree to mark the completion of the last homes built at Southlands, Bath in August 2012.