With new homes come facilities and local improvements which could not otherwise be created or sustained.
Taylor Wimpey would like the development to become a valuable addition to the community in Lower Broadheath. We believe these proposals can offer a range of benefits for both existing and new residents, including the following:
- Mix of homes including bungalows with a range of tenures to meet the needs of existing residents
- Homes for new families and young couples who wish to stay in the village
- New affordable housing to help address local affordability issues
- Provision of a high quality development which respects and compliments the existing character of the village.
- Financial contributions towards highway improvements and education will also be agreed with the relevant local authorities
The local authority will also benefit from the Government's New Homes Bonus grant. The aim of the New Homes Bonus grant is to benefit local authorities who may wish to invest in the area surrounding a new development.
Martin and Sue make a hassle-free house move
“We fell in love with the four-bedroom ‘Heydon’ house and after using Part Exchange when we last moved we knew we wanted to use the scheme again.
Mr and Mrs Barker are really happy with the light and spacious rooms at their ‘Heydon’ home at Scarlet Pippin Orchard
“With Part Exchange everything just fell into place and it’s all worked out really well. The Taylor Wimpey staff were very professional and we were very well looked after, so it was a great experience.
“Moving house is never easy, but the scheme worked really well and we got the property for the right value. I would definitely recommend the initiative to anyone who is moving house.
“We lived in our former property for so long that we knew if we didn’t move now we wouldn’t do it, and we ended up moving to a bigger home because we just fell in love with it.
“It’s very open and light which we really like and it’s a spacious property – the rooms are really good sizes and we have a front and back living room. The design of the house is also a bit different which we really like and it’s been built very well.
“We wanted to purchase a new build because as you get older you don’t want to keep carrying out repair work or DIY on your home.
“The location of Scarlet Pippin Orchard is ideal, as we’re situated in a little village which has a shop, a pub and a church, so it’s a really nice area where we can enjoy country living but we’re still only about three miles from Worcester city centre, so we’re close to everything that we might need.
“We have no complaints – anything we wanted we got and everyone who dealt with us was fantastic and they couldn’t do enough.
“Taylor Wimpey gave us a lot of support during the move and we look to the future now and don’t really think about our old property, we’re just enjoying our new home.”
Residential care home gets a helping hand
When we’re working on a development, we like to try to take care of every little detail – that’s why we decided to replace the fence of a residential care home that neighbours Scarlet Pippin Orchard.
Our site workers noticed that the fence around the garden of Woodbury View residential home did not give the residents enough privacy. So we replaced it with a more substantial fence – and even threw in a garden tidy-up.
“It’s very generous of them to replace our fence,” said residential home manager Frances Winslow. “They offered – we didn’t have to ask – and they tidied our garden too!
“It gives our home and our residents a bit more privacy, and residents and staff really appreciate what Taylor Wimpey have done for us.”
Anne Wallace, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, says: “We always like to be good neighbours.
“And as a considerate, responsible housebuilder working in Worcester, we are delighted when we can give something back to people in the local community, especially when they live next door!
“It was our site team that noticed that Woodbury View’s fence was in need of a little TLC, and perhaps the garden too, and we’re only too happy to help out. We’re glad that residents of the house appreciate what we’ve done.”
Pupils of the Broadheath CofE Primary School.
Pupils gain valuable insight into construction work
Pupils from Broadheath CofE Primary School in Lower Broadheath experienced a behind-the-scenes look at how brand new homes are constructed during a special guided tour hosted by our Midlands team.
Youngsters from Years 5 and 6 were invited to visit our Scarlet Pippin Orchard development, situated just down the road from the school, to see first-hand how the construction industry works.
The group of 22 pupils, along with Year 6 teacher Kerry Tinsdale and three parents, were met by our Site Manager Tom Hardeman and Senior Site Manager Bob Flanagan, who showed them around the ‘Heydon’ showhome and the first-fix demo home.
Kerry says: “Taylor Wimpey kindly got in touch with the school and invited us to visit the development on Friday 29th January.
“When we arrived the children were split into two groups to visit the showhome and look around the first-fix demo home.
“The demo home allowed the pupils to understand how a house is put together – they were able to see the plaster and the brickwork and it got them asking lots of questions. It was really interesting – even I’d never seen a half-built house before.
“Tom and Bob were really helpful and knowledgeable so the trip was really beneficial for our pupils – some of the parents that were there also work in the construction industry and were interested to talk about it.
“It was really great because after we visited Scarlet Pippin Orchard the team at Taylor Wimpey sent us some plans of the houses, and we have been able to incorporate these into our maths lessons.
“The pupils have been working out the perimeter and the area of the properties and making plans for a house they’d like to build – so the trip has really helped with their learning and it was very interesting.”
Anne Wallace, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build, so we were only too pleased to welcome pupils from Broadheath CofE Primary School to our Scarlet Pippin Orchard development.
“We’re delighted to hear that the pupils enjoyed their visit to site and that we’ve been able to support their learning.”