Contributing to the local community
As a local housebuilder, we feel it is incredibly important to engage with and contribute to the communities in which we build our new homes.
Whetstone has wonderful, thriving community and we hope that the new residents at Oakleigh Grove will help to strengthen that. We are pleased to announce that the following financial contributions will be made in accordance with our planning agreement.
- A new community centre
- Over £2.5m in community Infrastructure Levy payments
Additionally, we will be making highway improvements at the junction of Friern Barnet Lane and High Road.
Josh and Katie complete on their new home at Oakleigh Grove just two days before their wedding
Josh and Katie Miller completed on their new four bedroom Maudsley home at our Oakleigh Grove development just two days before their wedding. The couple admits it was the craziest week of their lives so far but are grateful for the support they received from us to help secure their dream home before they said “I do.”
Josh (31) and Katie (32), who previously lived in a two bedroom flat in Temple Fortune, decided they wanted a new home to move into after their wedding and were in agreement that a new build was the right option for them.
“We both liked the idea of a new build because you don’t need to do anything before moving in,” Josh confirms. “All the decorating is done and you have a fresh, modern home ready and waiting. Plus, as you’re the first owner you don’t have to worry about cleaning it either!”
The couple used our Part Exchange scheme as Josh explains: “Part Exchange worked really well for us and the Sales Executives could not have been more helpful in talking us through the process. It removed all the stress and hassle of trying to sell our old home and I’d definitely recommend the scheme to other existing homeowners.”
After moving into their new home in April 2017 Katie, who works as a teacher in Highgate, and Josh, who works in events at Elstree, are enjoying a relaxed start to 2018. Both have an easy commute to work thanks to Oakleigh Grove’s well connected location near to both the A1 and A406. Their new home is also ideally placed to suit their needs as they look ahead to the future. With one school at the end of the road and others nearby, they are already thinking about options for any future children.
“We really feel like we get the best of both worlds. There are many so amenities nearby but when you’re in the middle of the development, it’s like you’re in the middle of nowhere it’s so quiet and peaceful and we love the relaxing surroundings of our new home,” Josh adds.
School poster competition
During the public consultation proess last year, we ran a design competition with Queenswell Junior School in Whetstone and set students the task of creating a poster that reminded them of their school.
Three fantastic designs were selected for a prize and we displayed the winning designs on the large hoardings outside the school grounds on Sweets Way.
Andrew Holloway, Land and Planning Director at Taylor Wimpey North Thames, says: “After long consideration from a large number of impressive designs, we were delighted to announce the winners of the design competition. The number of pictures we received was fantastic and it was great to see participants from a range of ages taking part in the competition.”