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 development of new homes in Bath is completed as quickly as possible. Partnering with Bellway ensures we can deliver quality, contemporary housing in this outstanding location while minimising the impact on the surrounding area. As well as homes for market sale, Mulberry Park will provide many much-needed affordable homes for local families”, said Gerraint Oakley, managing director of Curo’s house-building division.
Sales Manager for Bellway’s South West division, Tim Lund, said: “We’re very pleased to be working alongside Curo to provide much-needed new homes in Bath, and we’re proud to be a part of what will become a landmark site in the city.
“Bath is a beautiful place and an extremely popular location for home-hunters. The development itself is ideally located within easy reach of the city centre and Bath Spa station. There is currently a shortage of new homes in the area, and the range of house types available at Mulberry Park will help to solve this requirement whilst allowing homebuyers to choose a home that best suits their needs.
“We’re looking forward to starting work at Mulberry Park in the near future and to see this development start to take shape.”
Curo, a not-for-profit housing and support organisation which owns more than 12,000 homes across the South West, bought the 18.9 hectare brownfield site in 2013. Since purchasing the site, Curo has worked closely with B&NES Council and the local community to develop plans for 700 homes as well as a new school, retail space and community facilities. In 2015, the Council unanimously granted outline planning consent for the scheme.
As lead developer, Curo will ensure a high quality of design and construction is maintained across the whole scheme. With two developers on site, local people will have a greater choice of homes to buy or rent. Affordable homes will be built across Mulberry Park by each of the house-builders. All homes for affordable rent will be owned and managed by Curo and will meet our high standards.
Alongside new homes, the development at Mulberry Park will bring great new facilities to the local area including a new primary school, a community hub and beautiful open spaces.
Construction work started on site in Spring 2016 and new homes in the first phase of development will be available from Winter 2016.
For more information or to register your interest in a new home at Mulberry Park, visit www.mulberryparkbath.co.uk.