The redevelopment of Acklam Hall
Acklam Hall will open its doors in 2016 with aspirations to become one of the finest hospitality venues in the North East of England, providing an exceptional location for weddings, private and corporate events, restaurant dining and office accommodation.
Acklam Hall will host intimate gatherings and larger celebrations. From birthdays, anniversaries and engagements to awards dinners, christenings and weddings to name a few.
The restaurant will be open to the public 7 days a week, with the exception of Sunday evenings. Taylor Wimpey hope that the people of Acklam and Middlesbrough will consider it ideal for a restaurant and fine dining location and as a great place to come for a morning coffee or afternoon tea or somewhere to meet friends or colleagues during the week.
The grounds of Acklam Hall will be maintained to a very high standard. The pond has now been restored after the major refurbishment and ongoing works to the grounds will continue.
Acklam Hall hosts Teesside University talk
Homebuilder Taylor Wimpey hosted an educational talk at its Acklam Hall development in Middlesbrough this week for Teesside University students on the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Interior Design degree.
The talk focussed on the early stages of the building process and marks the start of a long-term partnership between the developer and the University.
Debbie Whittingham, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire explains: “We have teamed up with Teesside University to offer first-hand knowledge of the residential construction sector, which we hope will prove valuable for the students.
“This educational talk at Acklam Hall was the first of a series of talks we are holding across several of our Middlesbrough-based developments. As Acklam Hall is relatively new, it provided the ideal location for us to teach the students about what happens at the early stages in the life of a development.”
Penelope Tiffney, senior lecturer in Spatial Design at Teesside University comments: “We were delighted with how the first talk went and have had fantastic feedback from our students too. It was great for them to see first-hand all the factors that go into the creation of a new development.”
Teesside University’s Interior Architecture degree is one of the longest established interior programmes in Europe, with many of its graduates going on to work all over the world in the construction sector.
The remaining educational talks will be held across a number of Taylor Wimpey’s Teesside-based developments including, Scholars Rise, High Farm and Rose Cottage Farm.
Penelope concluded: “I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey once again for their support and I know our students are all looking forward to the next talk in the series!”
Family’s first home thanks to Help to Buy
The low five per cent deposit required through the Help to Buy scheme is enabling more families in Middlesbrough to purchase their first home at Taylor Wimpey’s Acklam Hall development.
Families such as the Corbyns have managed to purchase a four-bedroom, detached Downham home thanks to the scheme – something which would have previously been almost impossible.
Claire Corbyn, who recently moved to Acklam Hall with her husband Andrew and their children, Keira, nine, and Chloe, three months, explains: “Thanks to Taylor Wimpey and the Help to Buy scheme, we have been able to afford a forever home as our first home.
“We have friends that have previously bought from Taylor Wimpey, so we knew the quality of home would be outstanding and, as the development will only have 56 homes when complete, it feels like a lovely close-knit community.”
The government-backed Help to Buy scheme enables buyers to secure a brand-new home at Acklam Hall with just a five per cent deposit.
Debbie Whittingham, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, comments: “Acklam Hall is a truly unique development with a lot of history, and some stunning homes, so it’s easy to see why it has been such a hit with buyers.
“What’s more, thanks to schemes like Help to Buy, many buyers have even found that they can afford bigger homes than they ever thought possible.”
Claire concludes: “The team at Taylor Wimpey has been brilliant and the whole moving process was incredibly smooth.
“We’re loving getting settled into our new home and we would definitely recommend Taylor Wimpey and the Help to Buy scheme to anybody in a similar situation to us.”