Lucet Meadow Sales Executive Susan Hamer and Headteacher
at Pitcheroak School, Sheila Holden
A fully-equipped sensory room is set to be created at a special school in Redditch after a £1,000 donation from Taylor Wimpey Midlands helped boost the fund for the project.
Pitcheroak School, which caters for pupils aged four to 18 years with a range of learning needs, has been working towards raising £10,000 for the sensory room.
A sensory room is a purpose-built space which uses light, sound and other specialist equipment to create a calming environment and will be invaluable for Pitcheroak School.
Sheila Holden, headteacher at Pitcheroak School, says: “A sensory room is an incredibly important facility for us, so we are thrilled to receive this donation from Taylor Wimpey Midlands. The new sensory room will include bubble tubes, interactive images and lighting, fibre optics and more, and will be a fantastic addition to the school. We hope to get the plans drawn up and the sensory room put together by autumn term this year.”
Anne Wallace, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build, so we were only too pleased to offer our support to Pitcheroak School by making a donation towards its new sensory room. I was pleased to visit the school recently to see first-hand the excellent work they do. I wish everyone at Pitcheroak School the very best for the creation of the new sensory room.”
Ellis family purchases their dream home
The Ellis family enjoying their new Taylor Wimpey home at
James and Sarah Ellis, residents at Lucet Meadows
“As soon as we heard about Lucet Meadow we said to each other ‘we’re going to have one of those houses’. And now we’re here we’re pleased with everything about the move.We put our name down for a brochure really early and made an appointment with Susan in the Sales Office.
"We found a house type we liked straight away, the ‘Bradenham’ – we loved the aesthetics of the house externally, the layout of the house inside and the size of the bedrooms.
“I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the build – and I’ve been in the building industry for the last 20-and-a-bit years – and I thought the design was clever, with pretty much every bit of space well utilised.
“Moving in somewhere and being able to live in it properly from day one is a major selling point, particularly with both of us working full-time, and with the children. I also knew Taylor Wimpey had a good reputation for their build quality.
“The best part about our new house is the good-sized living room and master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, which means there is no more fighting for the bathroom! We were also impressed by the size of the garden.
“The children go to three different schools, and they’re all within walking distance, and there’s a Tesco Extra five minutes drive away as well as a local centre on the Woodrow estate.
“The town of Redditch itself is a good place to live. I’m Redditch born and bred and I’ve always liked it here, and as a town, it’s definitely on the up.”