An NHBC Pride In The Job award winner managers our Lime Gardens Development
Lockdown success for Thirsk development with award winning Site Manager
Taylor Wimpey’s Lime Gardens in Thirsk has defied odds during the lockdown period to become one of the region’s highest performing developments, agreeing 19 house sales throughout May and June.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a continued appetite for house hunting in Thirsk and Taylor Wimpey has employed several measures to ensure customers can safely continue their search for a new home.
From the comfort of their sofa, house hunters have been able to watch presentations and virtual tours of houses with Sales Executives also on hand via phone and email to help with the homebuying journey. More recently, socially distanced show home viewings have been available on an appointment basis and a culmination of these measures has meant success for Lime Gardens in Thirsk.
In addition to the lockdown success, Site Manager Graeme Arnott is celebrating having won a prestigious national house-building award. Out of 11,000 entries, Graeme was honoured with a NHBC (National House-Building Council) Pride in the Job Quality Award.
The awards recognise an individual’s dedication to building high-quality homes for new homebuyers and are presented following a rigorous judging process by NHBC inspectors. This includes assessing the developments throughout the year, as well as spot checks, giving homebuyers the assurance that Taylor Wimpey’s Lime Gardens development provides top-quality homes and excellent customer service.
Graeme Arnott, Site Manager at Lime Gardens, said: “I’m delighted to have won a Quality Award. It’s a fantastic honour, not just for me, but for the whole team at Lime Gardens. They all work incredibly hard and take great pride in ensuring that the homes we build are completed to the highest possible standards.”
Pride in the Job is the only UK-wide awards scheme that recognises the significant contribution of Site Managers who achieve the highest standards in new home construction. It has been instrumental in raising the build quality of new homes in the UK for 40 years.
The competition’s regional events take place virtually in the autumn, whilst the Supreme Award winners will be announced in January 2021.
Regarding the recent success of Graeme and the Lime Gardens development, Steven Ball, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, commented: “We’re very proud of the team and it has been fantastic to see them adapt and perform excellently despite very challenging circumstances.
“Everything is new for us at the moment and the most important thing is the safety of our customers - thankfully, we have measures in place which enables them to complete their purchase safely after discussions with our Sales Executives.”
He continued: “A huge congratulations also must go to Graeme on his award win and continued top work on the development.”
Taylor Wimpey supports Thirsk Community Primary School with World Book Day donation
World Book Day celebrations at Thirsk Community Primary School were boosted by a donation from Taylor Wimpey.
The school received £500 from the homebuilder in support of the national event which took place on Thursday 5th March.
Now in its 23rd year, World Book Day aims to encourage children of all ages to enjoy and appreciate the pleasures of reading.
Mr R Chandler, Headteacher at Thirsk Community Primary School said: “World Book Day is a fantastic initiative which really encourages children to develop their reading.
“Thanks to Taylor Wimpey’s donation, we’ll be able to add some new books to our library which is currently undergoing a refurbishment and we can’t wait for our pupils to get stuck into some new stories and take part in lots of fun activities around the new books.”
Steven Ball, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire said: “We were delighted to support Thirsk Community Primary with a donation to mark World Book Day.
“We hope the pupils had a brilliant day celebrating their favourite characters and that they all enjoy reading some new books together.”
The World Book Day donation to Thirsk Community Primary is one of many ways in which Taylor Wimpey is supporting the local communities in which it builds.