Development wins Harpenden Society Award

PUBLISHED: 18:48 27 July 2013

Mike Peters (left) and Chris Marsden

Mike Peters (left) and Chris Marsden


A TOWN-based construction company has won the annual Harpenden Society Award for a housing development close to the High Street.

Jarvis Homes has received the award for The Foresters housing scheme in Harpenden which is located behind Bowers Parade at the north east end of the High Street.

It comprises 18 apartments and three cottages in a central location, all fitted out to a high standard and with secure covered basement parking and storage spaces.

The Harpenden Society makes the award for the development which has enhanced the environment to recognise the winners’ contribution to the community.

Society chairman, Chris Marsden, said, “The development is a significant improvement to this area of Harpenden. The site previously accommodated a car servicing and repair business and a mixture of industrial and retail businesses, some thriving and others in a state of disrepair.

“The resulting new apartments and cottages enhance this area of the High Street.”

Accepting the award on behalf of the company at a ceremony at The Foresters, Mike Peters, managing director of Jarvis Homes commented: “Jarvis Homes is delighted to have been honoured with this prestigious award from The Harpenden Society. It recognises the high quality of design and build of the properties which have transformed the area and provides much needed additional housing in Harpenden.”

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