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Lifemark named most outstanding universal design innovator in Australasia

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Accessible design organisation Lifemark took out the top Universal Design award at the Australasian Enablement Awards. The Enablement awards celebrate the top performers in the Disability Care, Housing and Services sector. Lifemark was recognised as "the most outstanding Universal Design Innovator in Australasia in 2018."

Lifemark advocates for and provides universal design guidelines to improve the accessibility of New Zealand housing.

"It was a great honour to be recognised for the strength of the work we’re doing in New Zealand," says Geoff Penrose, General Manager Lifemark. "Lifemark rated homes are designed to be usable and safe for people of all ages and stages. They are easy to live in - for a lifetime."

Lifemark is a commercial division of CCS Disability Action and works alongside designers and builders to offer advice on how to make best use of space in a home, based on the principles of Universal Design.

"With all the opportunities ahead in the construction sector it’s the perfect time to embrace universal design as an approach to designing and building. This award shows that we can provide some real leadership in New Zealand and Lifemark is ready to provide the support to the industry to make that happen," explains Geoff.

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