Taylor Wimpey will make contributions to the local council totalling £630,000. These contributions will be used by the council for various projects including education, local amenities, sport and recreation, public transport and health care facilities.
We want our developments to be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. We understand the importance of stimulating strong, vibrant and healthy communities while protecting and improving the natural, built and historic environment.
We are committed to working with local people, community groups and local authorities. We plan and design our developments to balance the demands of our business with providing for the needs of our residents and their communities.
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Our staff have taken time out of their busy schedules to share their knowledge of the construction industry with local youngsters.
The Bucks UTC students enjoying their visit to The Woodlands development
Year 9 students who are about to embark on a new chapter in their education at Buckinghamshire University Technical College (Bucks UTC) visited The Woodlands as part of their ongoing induction programme, which has seen them tasked to design a computer game with a construction theme over a five-week period.
The visit included a site briefing and induction together with a tour of the working building site with Site Manager Robert Wilson to see the build process. The students also had a go at brick-laying as well as finding out about the administrative side of the job.
Taylor Wimpey is an employer partner of Bucks UTC, which offers 14 to 19-year-olds the opportunity to study a unique blend of core curriculum subjects and technical and practical elements which work towards careers in construction or IT.
Nick Han, Head of Construction at Bucks UTC, says: “A visit like this – where the students can see at first hand what happens on site – is absolutely crucial, as they start off with very little knowledge of construction.
“I’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their continued support. As well as hosting site visits, they’ve supplied all the work wear that the students use for practical sessions and their staff have come in to deliver lectures and give presentations – they provide lots of current industry knowledge for the students which is literally invaluable.”
The Woodlands is the perfect place for first-time buyers Laura and Maren
“We both have really busy jobs so the idea of not having to project manage the new build process was really appealing to us.
“I think people are generally a bit nervous about the possibility of developments disrupting rural life but above all Taylor Wimpey has made it their mission to maintain the development’s country atmosphere.
“Subtle elements like the way each garden has been landscaped with climbers to get more greenery growing really elevate the rural aesthetic of The Woodlands.
“As first-time buyers we felt like we needed guidance. Taylor Wimpey has been incredibly helpful and reassuring throughout the move. Geraldine at the Sales Centre was really helpful when we had any queries – and the team are always nearby for support.
“For example, the Site Manager, Rob, really has integrated into the community here – I often see him chatting to neighbours.
“Given that we are sisters, we both wanted our own space in the house as well as an extra bedroom so our friends could stay over when they visit. I love the spacious open-plan kitchen/dining/living room and that the house has plenty of windows, so it’s really bright.
“There aren’t many three-bedroom houses that have a double garage so we
thought the ‘Easedale’ was an ideal opportunity for us to get on the property
ladder with a home that suits our lifestyles.”
Laura and Maren Thurow, residents at The Woodlands