The layout plan for our Sutton Grange development. Click on the image to enlarge.
Our development scheme for Sutton Grange aims to provide much-needed housing for all sections of the community, from first-time buyers and key workers through to growing families. As indicated by the Masterplan, it is intended to comprise the following key elements:
- 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom houses
- A mixture of terraced, semi-detached and detached properties
- A proportion of affordable housing
- Landscaping and public open space
- Footways and cycle links
Economic and Community Benefits
- There’s a newly-opened garden centre off Oteley Road – Percy Thrower’s, a Wyevale Garden Centre – while a new Waitrose supermarket is also on its way, and there’s a Marks and Spencer Simply Food close by in Hereford Road.
Sutton Grange is very close to Shrewsbury town centre, which is easy to access by car or bus via the A5191. Train services from Shrewsbury railway station provide direct links to Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham.
A variety of events are held at the nearby Greenhous Meadow football stadium, home to Shrewsbury Town FC.
Taylor Wimpey has donated £300 to the Shrewsbury Mobility Team, which is responsible for delivering Guide Dogs’ services in Shropshire, Staffordshire and the Black Country, helping support blind or partially-sighted people in these areas to lead more independent lives.
New Homes Bonus contribution to local authority
Community Infrastructure Levy contribution
Significant open space provision – approximately 20 acres over and above a standard requirement
Dance school’s fundraising drive gets a helping hand with raffle donation
We made a donation of raffle prizes to Footlights Dance School – which runs classes for children and adults at Mereside Community Hall.
The proceeds of the prize draw were divided between the dance school and dance mum Tara, who ran the London marathon earlier this year in aid of Whizz Kidz, a children’s charity for young wheelchair users which has provided assistance for one of Footlights’ young members.
When Tara’s daughter Sophia was just one year old, they were told she may never walk. Sophia, who is now a proud member of Footlights Dance School along with her two sisters, defeated the prognosis. Although she still has a long road ahead of her, mum Tara and the dance school wanted to give something back.
We are happy to help out and donated a chocolate hamper and £50 cash to be given out as raffle prizes.
Footlights Dance School owner Michelle Handley says: “We were really grateful to Taylor Wimpey for donating the fabulous prizes for our raffle. The more prizes we had to give away, the more money we were able to raise – so Taylor Wimpey’s contribution was greatly appreciated.”
Carl Cooke, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, says: “We like to do our bit to support local good causes and community groups in the areas where we build our high-quality new homes, and when we were contacted by Footlights Dance School about the raffle we were more than happy to help.”
PART EXCHANGE IS JUST THE TICKET FOR PENNY AND JEFF AT TAYLOR WIMPEY’S SUTTON GRANGE!
When Penny and Jeff Watkins were considering a move to Wiltshire to be nearer their three grown-up children in London, they never imagined that they’d find their perfect home right on the doorstep at Taylor Wimpey’s Sutton Grange development in Shrewsbury instead!
The couple had previously downsized to a two-bedroom bungalow in Shropshire but soon realised that they missed enjoying the atmosphere of a big family home.
Penny and Jeff, both 50, moved into their new four-bedroom ‘Latimer’ home at Sutton Grange in December 2016, just in time for Christmas with the help of the leading housebuilder’s Part Exchange scheme.
Penny says: “We were hoping to move to Wiltshire to be closer to our grown-up children and my husband’s work, but our plans changed as soon as we saw the ‘Latimer’ house at Sutton Grange. We walked into the Sales Centre looking for some inspiration for a house in Wiltshire and left after buying one in Shrewsbury!
“Jeff and I had moved three or four times in the last five years so we didn’t want yet another stressful moving process.
“We opted for Part Exchange with Taylor Wimpey for convenience and they made everything run as smoothly as possible. It was amazing to have that peace of mind knowing they were taking the reins for us.”
Part Exchange customers trading up to selected family-size homes at Sutton Grange receive an agreed offer price for their existing property, based on an evaluation of independent professional valuations.
With Taylor Wimpey acting as their cash buyer, they can then relax in their old place until their brand new home is ready to move into.
Penny adds: “Marianne and Lynne in the Sales Centre were fantastic – they were always friendly and welcoming and nothing was ever too much trouble for them.
“They were very genuine about wanting to help us find our very own home to suit our lifestyle. Site Manager Carl and Customer relations Manager Andy were both very friendly and helpful throughout the process. Everyone at Taylor Wimpey has been very accommodating.”
Both Penny and Jeff were impressed with how Taylor Wimpey’s ‘Latimer’ at Sutton Grange allowed the couple to have more space without compromising their specific vision of what they wanted as a family for their new home.
“We hadn’t even looked inside the property but we knew it was the one for us,” says Penny. “Eventually I got to see the property before my husband and he knew it was the right house because of how excited I sounded on the phone.
“What really caught my eye about the development was how unique every house and garden is. Taylor Wimpey has worked hard to make every property different so that you really are buying your very own new home that is truly yours.
“I wanted a family home with a lovely kitchen and a larger living room whereas my husband wanted a private study, a garage for storage, and we both wanted a big garden. With most places you think you’ll compromise a bit but this house is the perfect combination of everything we were searching for.
“When our children visited our previous bungalow, there was little space for us all to relax and just enjoy family time. Now they all have their own space when they visit and we can have those big family gatherings without worrying about how we’ll squeeze everyone in at Christmas!”
With Jeff’s background working in horticulture and Penny’s role as a sales assistant at a local garden centre, they both knew that along with a family-size home they wanted a garden big enough to use their green fingers.
“The large space of the garden drew us in,” Penny explains. “We knew it was the perfect plot because we could envisage the potential of the garden.
“We already have a vegetable patch and a greenhouse outside, and we can’t wait to add to the garden to make it even more our own!”