What House? Awards Gold leads Churchill Retirement Living hat-trick
The prestigious Gold for Best Retirement Development at the What House? Awards 2011 has been the highlight of a memorable hat-trick of property accolades won by specialist developer Churchill Retirement Living recently. Just last week, the Churchill team shared the stage with host and comedian Hugh Dennis and whathouse.co.uk managing director Joanne Davies-Jones as they collected the industry-leading prize for the company’s Hamlet Lodge development in Gloucester in front of an audience of almost 1,100 of their peers at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane.
The What House? Awards marked their 30th anniversary of celebrating the very best of new homes in Britain at a Gala Luncheon at the world-famous hotel and once again demonstrated why they are considered to be the Oscars of the housebuilding industry — not to mention the one award that housebuilders covet more than any other. A full list of winners can be found here.
On top of this, Churchill also picked up a brace of honours at the Over 50s Housing Sector Awards, winning Best UK and Best Global Retirement Housing Operator.
The What House? Awards judges, a panel comprising industry journalists and property experts, concluded: “A retirement developer needs site acquisition, design and build skills, together with a real understanding of its customers’ immediate and ongoing concerns and requirements. Churchill has it all, and deserves gold in a very competitive field.”
Spencer McCarthy, Chairman and Group Managing Director of Churchill Retirement Living, comments: “We are the UK’s fastest growing privately owned retirement housebuilder, committed to listening to our customers, meeting their requirements and above all, delivering the highest standard of customer service at all times. It is wonderful to be recognised for these qualities not only by our owners, but by our peers in the industry.”
Founded in 1994, Churchill Retirement Living has been creating new retirement properties all over the Midlands and South of England, currently running a portfolio of over 60 developments and promising more to come. The company hopes that each of its residents will be able to live an independent life in a lively community but have the peace of mind that help is at hand when needed, in the form of a 24-hour Careline and a lodge manager on site.
Hamlet Lodge is typical of the company’s developments: it offers a choice of one- and two-bedroom flats that are reasonably priced and that have been designed with accessibility for the elderly in mind. The development has landscaped gardens, a communal lounge and a guest suite for visitors within easy reach of local amenities.
by Keith Osborne
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