Ringwood-based retirement housebuilder Churchill Retirement Living achieved double success at the WhatHouse? Awards 2017, receiving Bronze Awards in both the ‘Best Medium Housebuilder’ and ‘Best Regeneration Scheme’ categories.
The awards topped off another year of success for Churchill, after it became the first retirement specialist ever to win the overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ Award at this prestigious event in 2016.
Now in their 36th year, the WhatHouse? Awards are widely recognised as the “Oscars” of the house building industry and are the biggest and most widely recognised event for the nation's new homes builders. The competition in every category was extremely strong this year. Over 1,700 senior industry figures attended the awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, which was hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall.
The ‘Best Medium Housebuilder’ category recognises the quality, design and range of Churchill’s developments, assessing all aspects of performance. Success in this category once again underlines the quality of the Company’s Colleagues, values, recruitment and training, sustainability initiatives, marketing, promotional schemes, after sales service and customer care.
The recognition for ‘Best Regeneration Scheme’ was awarded to Churchill’s Mount’s Bay Lodge in Penzance, a development of four commercial units and 51 one and two bedroom apartments enjoying spectacular sea views across the bay to St Michael’s Mount. The site is on a former gas works, which presented a number of challenges, but it was a highly successful regeneration project demonstrating Churchill’s flexible approach and responsiveness to planning authorities and local stakeholders on design detail.
Churchill Retirement Living is a leading provider of purpose built apartments specifically designed for the over 60s, creating new communities for those looking to live an independent, comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle in their retirement. Since 2001 the Company has built well over 100 retirement developments across the country, expanding rapidly in recent years and employing over 550 staff across six UK offices.
Spencer McCarthy, Churchill Retirement Living’s Chairman & CEO, said:
“Our mission is to be the most successful housebuilder in the UK, and these awards demonstrate that we are well on our way to achieving this. I’m incredibly proud of the strength of our business, the quality of our product and our excellent customer service, but most of all our fantastic team of Colleagues around the country. I’d like to thank them all for the hard work that goes in throughout the year to help us achieve this continuing success.”