Mulberry Park development continues to grow
It has been two years since Homes for the South West member, Curo started construction at Mulberry Park, its flagship development of 700 new homes and community facilities in Bath. In that time, the site has been transformed from fenced off former MOD land to growing community.
There are now over 70 families enjoying their new homes at Mulberry Park – customers who have bought their homes, secured their first step on the housing ladder through shared ownership or are enjoying renting a brand new home.
Mulberry Park is being developed on a 48 acre brownfield site on the southern slopes of Bath. It will deliver 700 much-needed new homes, 30% of which are for social rent or shared ownership, alongside outstanding community facilities and beautiful open spaces. The scheme is part of the Foxhill Housing Zone, designated by central government as a key area for the delivery of housing.
The development of Mulberry Park is being delivered in partnership with the local authority of Bath & North East Somerset and the local community, guided by a charter of shared ambitions which was formally adopted by the Council in September 2016.
Former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid MP visited Mulberry Park in 2017 and said: “this scheme and others like it in the South West are designed to deliver growth in the local economy. Housing Associations are key partners in delivering the government’s target of 1 million new homes”.
Alongside housing at Mulberry Park, Curo is building a new primary school, children’s nursery and community hub which will opening Autumn 2018. This is a major part of Curo’s investment in the local area with a distinctive, contemporary design and a range of flexible spaces for community groups and businesses to enjoy.
Local people are also benefitting from skills, training and employment opportunities created by Curo, our contractors and our education partner Bath College at Mulberry Park. By 2020, Curo aims to deliver 100 work and educational placements, 70 jobs with training and 15 apprenticeships at Mulberry Park.
Curo Chief Executive, Victor da Cunha said: “We’re a business with a social mission at our heart, committed to providing affordable housing and opportunities for local people in Bath. We’re proud to be investing in Mulberry Park and making such a vital contribution to the local economy – delivering warm, secure homes, outstanding community facilities and beautiful open spaces alongside training and employment for residents.”
2018 will see the delivery of more new homes for local families, including our first Passivhaus homes and work with the community to develop plans for the first new park in Bath for over 100 years.