RETIREMENT housebuilder Churchill Retirement Living has achieved double success at a prestigious industry awards ceremony.

The company, based in Ringwood, was awarded with bronze awards in the Best Medium Housebuilder and Best Regeneration Scheme categories at the WhatHouse? Awards 2017.

The awards topped off another year of success for Churchill, after it became the first retirement specialist to win the overall Housebuilder of the Year Award at the event last year.

Churchill Retirement Living chairman and chief executive Spencer McCarthy 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.”

The Best Medium Housebuilder category recognised the firm for its quality, design and range of developments, with a range of industry experts assessing all aspects of its performance.

The firm won the award for the Best Regeneration Scheme for its Mount’s Bay Lodge in Penzance, which redeveloped a former gas works into 51 one and two-bedroom apartments with sea views across to St Michael’s Mount.

A spokesman for Churchill said: “The site 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.”

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.

Over 1,700 industry figures attended the ceremony hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall.