The legacy of a former Taylor Wimpey Chairman is being honoured in the name of a road at a new homes development in Derbyshire.
The leading housebuilder is naming a road at its Treetops development in Woodville, near Swadlincote, after Derbyshire-born Norman Askew, who was Taylor Wimpey Chairman from 2003 until 2010.
A ceremony to unveil the sign marking the official naming of Askew Way – the main road through the development – was held on Thursday 9th July, attended by Mr Askew and his wife, along with Taylor Wimpey Chief Executive Pete Redfern and other VIP guests.
Mr Redfern said: “It’s great to be able to pay tribute to the many years of service that Norman gave to the company and we are delighted he can be here today to celebrate the naming of Askew Way at our Treetops development in Woodville.”
Mr Askew commented: “I’m delighted to be recognised in this way and it is a real honour to have a road named after me at one of Taylor Wimpey’s developments in my home county of Derbyshire.
“I would like to take this opportunity to offer all the new residents of Askew Way – and everyone else at Treetops – my very best wishes for life in their new Taylor Wimpey homes.”
Construction students take a closer look at Treetops!
Six students and two chaperones from Chameleon School of Construction in Swadlincote, were invited to take an in-depth look at a ‘first fix’ demonstration home at our Treetops development in the town.
They gained a valuable insight into a property that has been fully constructed without internal fittings, allowing them to get up close and inspect the framework and structure.
They were met by Production Director Ian Wood, who conducted the site visit and provided the students with a wealth of information regarding every aspect of construction, before showing them the finished product at the development’s showhomes.
Steve Crossley, Operations Manager at Chameleon School of Construction said: “We’re incredibly grateful to Taylor Wimpey for inviting us along to see what happens behind the scenes. We were lucky enough to view various plots all at different stages of development, and on behalf of the students I’d like to say a huge thank you.
“Everyone learnt a lot. It was brilliant to see how the properties are constructed, then later seeing the finished product at the showhome.”
Carl Cooke, Regional Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey, says: “We do everything we can to encourage young people who are eager to enter into the industry, and we were more than happy for the students from the Chameleon School of Construction to visit us and look around the ‘first fix’ home.
“It was fantastic to see the enthusiasm from the students. They were keen to learn and we hope they took away a thorough understanding of how our new homes are constructed which will help them during their course.”