Barratt North Midlands wins award that paid homage to the fallen of Bingham
Barratt North Midlands received the Best Community Initiative Award in recognition of its concept that paid homage to the fallen of Bingham.
The housebuilder joined forces with the Royal British Legion, Bingham Heritage Trails Association, Rushcliffe Borough Council, Bingham Town Council and the Mercian Regiment for the Remembrance event at its development, Romans’ Quarter.
Each of the new streets at the development was named after a hero who fell in the first world war.
Barratt Homes received the accolade at the Housebuilder Awards for its efforts to ensure those from Bingham who gave their lives during the war were always remembered at Romans’ Quarter.
More than 900 pupils from Robert Miles Infant School, Robert Miles Junior School and Carnarvon Primary School painted poppies onto house bricks, which have been used to form two giant wreath installations at the new entrance to the development.
Chris Southgate, managing director at Barratt Homes North Midlands, said: “At the time of last year’s Armistice Day marking the centenary of the first world war, we wanted to show our commitment to the Royal British Legion at our new development in Bingham.
“We were delighted to win this award for our efforts to ensure that those who gave their lives for Bingham are remembered here in perpetuity.”
Barratt Homes was also successful as a company, winning the Large Housebuilder of the Year Award in recognition of its consistency in delivering high quality craftsmanship and design in its construction of housing.
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