Larkfleet win prestigious award
The Croft, an age exclusive retirement development by Larkfleet Homes and Keystone Developments, has won a national housing award.
The development, located on North Road in Bourne, Lincolnshire, won a HAPPI (Housing our Aging Population Panel for Innovation) Award at the national Housing Design Awards (www.hdawards.org).
The HAPPI award celebrates the innovative approach to the design of older people’s housing with a specific focus on the users’ living experience.
The judges believed The Croft development met the government’s objectives in helping the older population live a longer and happier life. By attracting the older generation to new exclusive retirement developments such as The Croft, the current housing crisis is also helped as larger houses are made available for growing families.
Larkfleet’s managing director Karl Hick was present at the awards ceremony to collect the winners’ certificate. He said: ‘We are delighted to receive this award for The Croft development in Bourne. Larkfleet and Keystone have worked hard to ensure that The Croft provides an outstanding environment for retirement living. It is the perfect place to live for people who prefer enjoying life rather than having the worries associated with managing a home.
‘The history of the site, coupled with the high quality properties and excellent grounds maintenance, will help sustain property investments and the future value of the homes.’
‘I would also like to thank South Kesteven District Council and Louise Cooper Architects for their assistance in the development and planning of The Croft.’
Karl was also invited to deliver a presentation on design aspects and residents’ facilities at The Croft to senior figures in the housing industry before the awards ceremony.