Bourne-based housebuilder Larkfleet Homes (, part of the Larkfleet Group (, is celebrating after being named as best over 50s housing developer in the world at the Global Over 50s Housing Services Awards.

The honour rewards Larkfleet’s commitment to help meet the need for high quality housing in the local area for those over 50 years of age.

The Global Awards were created to celebrate the best individual and company performances in the worldwide over 50s housing sector.

The awards recognise market leadership, inspirational performance and a high level of customer experience in the rapidly growing over 50s housing sector;

One example of Larkfleet Homes’ over 50s developments that helped it win the award is The Croft, a new exclusive community development in Bourne, Lincolnshire.

The Croft consists of 68 one and two-bedroom bungalows and three-bedroom houses, arranged around attractively landscaped courtyards in the grounds of The Croft – a former ‘manor house’.

The Croft is being marketed as not only a place to live but as a community of like-minded people aged 55 and over who enjoy a lifestyle full of possibilities. Homeowners at The Croft will be able to live the life they want to lead, in a secure and caring environment.

Larkfleet’s ‘age exclusive’ Spinney House development in Yaxley, near Peterborough, is also proving popular with homebuyers. Many of the properties on the site were purchased ‘off plan’, demonstrating just how popular this type of housing is in the local area.

The Spinney House development is located within an existing residential part of the Cambridgeshire village and consists of 14 one and two-bedroom apartments that are all marketed for people over 55 years of age.

Larkfleet managing director Karl Hick was presented with a trophy and certificate at the Global Over 50s Housing Services Awards ceremony that took place at Grosvenor House in London.

Karl Hick commented: “As part of our commitment to produce market-leading affordable and open market housing, Larkfleet is dedicated to providing over 50s housing communities where residents can live in a secure and caring environment.

“I am delighted that Larkfleet has won this award and it serves as a reward for the hard work of many employees who continue to help position Larkfleet as a leader in the provision of high quality, customer-friendly over 50s housing in the East Midlands and East of England.”