The Wickets

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Key statistics
Size of site 9.9 hectares
Number of new homes 281
Number of private homes 260
Number of affordable homes 21 
Start of build May 2011 
Anticipated completion of build July 2018 

The Wickets is a semi-rural development which is delivering new homes and large areas of landscaping and public open space. The layout is based around a central multi-use games area; a facility for playing a number of different sports. 

We have designed the homes to be in-keeping with the local architectural style, using traditional materials such as brick and render. We have combined this with modern design details, such as large bay and double height windows on some homes to allow more natural light in. 

"Ever since Taylor Wimpey decided to build here, we’ve had a great relationship with them and this is just the icing on the cake…We’re a self-financing club so every little helps and thanks to them we’ve been able to carry out all of the improvements we’ve needed, the club has never looked so good…we are eternally grateful for all Taylor Wimpey’s help." 

Steve Sigsworth, Chairman of the board at Upper Haugh Cricket Club

Since the early stages of the planning process we have developed an excellent relationship with Upper Haugh Cricket Club which is a neighbour to the development. We have given funding which has enabled the club to replace its 75-year-old grass roller for the playing wicket, buy new match whites for the thriving under-11 team, and give the clubhouse and grounds a complete makeover. The club is self-financing and without our help it would have taken the club several years to raise the necessary funds for the work that has been carried out. 

In August 2012, for the second year running, we participated in a charity cricket match against members of the club during a family fun day. One half of the money raised went to the cricket club while the other half was donated to Key House, a local organisation working to reduce youth homelessness in the area.

If you would like to find out about the homes that are currently for sale at The Wickets, please click here