We’re proud to be a key supporter of Neilston Primary School’s new Skills Academy.
Neilston Primary’s Skills Academy is a new way of delivering the curriculum to the young pupils in the school, allowing them time to focus on the five pathways. It gives the school and pupils the opportunity to work with five local partners, and we are proud to be the sponsor of the Design and Manufacture aspects of Skills Academy.
As well as the financial support, our team will be visiting the school throughout the year to demonstrate the skills required on a building site, discuss the process of building a house and offering pupils an insight into what it takes to be an engineer.
Head Teacher Mr Curley commented, “We are delighted to be working with Taylor Wimpey. Their sponsorship of this project will allow our teachers to be ambitious and innovative in their planning, meaning we can continue to deliver excellent experiences for all our learners.”
Kirsty McGill, Head of Sales for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “We are excited to be able to support Neilston Primary’s innovative approach to learning with a donation of £1500 towards helping to deliver its new Skills Academy. As well as our donation, members of our own team will also be providing their expertise to various projects in school and at our development at Kirkton View in Neilston throughout the full academic year.
The work we do is a lot more than just building high-quality homes, and being able to get involved with organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us. It’s great to know that we are helping to make a difference to Neilston Primary School’s Skills Academy.”
Neilston Primary can fly their flags thanks to our donation
We have recently donated three impressive flagpoles to Neilston Primary School and Madras Family Centre in the village of Neilston.
The trio of flags display the school’s core values which are to be safe, ready, honest, respectful, ambitious and responsible and are a visual reminder for the children on their walk into school every day. There is also one flag dedicated to the school’s various successes and accolades including its Sports Scotland Award, Eco School status and promoting that it’s a Fairtrade School.
Commenting on the support it has received from Taylor Wimpey, Andrew Howie, Principal Teacher from Neilston Primary School and Madras Family Centre said: “We are extremely grateful for the support that we have received from Taylor Wimpey and we can’t thank them enough for their generous donation of three flagpoles.”
Kirsty McGill, Head of Sales said: “We are delighted to be able to support Neilston Primary School and Madras Family Centre with this slightly unusual donation but we are equally proud that we have been able to step into assist both in the provision of the flagpoles and their installation.”
Our donation to Neilston Primary School and Madras Family Centre is one of the many contributions that we are making towards community facilities and infrastructure in the wider area.
We’ve stepped in to support the local Neilston Scouts Group
We have donated £500 towards a garden renovation project that Neilston Scouts have planned for a second phase of their Centenary Garden Project. The Neilston Scout and Community Hall reopened in 2012, eight years after it was burned down by youths.
The garden remained untouched until last year, when a fundraising committee took charge of the long awaited renovation.
Anwar Rafiq, chair of the 1st Neilston Scout Group’s fundraising group, said: “1st Neilston Cub Scouts are over the moon with the donation from Taylor Wimpey, and this donation will go towards our Centenary Garden Project, which we hope to complete by the end of summer 2019.”
We are delighted to be able to step in and offer our support as Kirsty McGill, Head of Sales adds: “We are proud to be able to support the Neilston Scouts and Cubs with this fundraising boost. We do more than just build high-quality homes. Being able to work with local businesses and organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us, and it’s great to know that we are helping to make a difference to the lives of people in local communities.”
We go back to school in Neilston
Children from Primary one, two and three at Neilston Primary in the East Renfrewshire town of Neilston invited members of the team from our local site at Kirkton View into their classroom to give a lesson about how we build homes as construction work gets underway at the development.
As well as a fun and engaging presentation outlining the steps and processes that we take to build a new home, we ran a mini bricklaying session to give the children the opportunity to get a closer look at the process of bricklaying.
The children were very enthusiastic with lots of interesting and well-informed questions as Neil Riddell, Production Manager, comments: “I really enjoyed going back to the classroom and having the opportunity to give the children at Neilston Primary an insight into the build process of our homes. It has been great to be a part of the children’s learning experience and to bring their project to life, especially with our mini bricklaying session, which allowed some of the children to get some hands-on experience.
Class teacher Ainslie McCabe, adds: “Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed their visit from Taylor Wimpey’s team, asking lots of questions and learning about the building process. The session by the team from Taylor Wimpey was a great way to bring the children’s learning to life.
“They really enjoyed seeing some of the materials that it takes to build a new house in real-life, and we know they absolutely loved the mini bricklaying sessions.”
We are delighted to confirm that detailed planning consent has been secured from East Renfrewshire Council for 137 new homes at Kirkton View. This 15 acre site was identified for housing in the Local Development Plan and Planning Permission in Principle was granted in March 2016.
Kirkton View represents a significant investment in the local area by Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, and the delivery of our two, three and four bedroom homes in a variety of styles and sizes will appeal to a wide range of customers.
Kirkton View aims to maximise its setting with the provision of tree-lined streets and pedestrian routes to the protected urban greenspace to the west of the site. New trees will also be planted in order to create an area of woodland to the east of the development that will maximise the tranquil setting this development will offer. A central green area will provide a substantial play area.
As part of the Planning Permission in Principle, a Section 75 Planning Agreement was entered into with East Renfrewshire Council, and the development will deliver new affordable housing as well as further investment in local education and community facilities.
Stephen Andrew, Technical Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland adds: “Taylor Wimpey is delighted to confirm that we have secured planning consent for 137 new homes off Neilston Road in Neilston.
“As well as an impressive range of new homes, our development will provide a range of economic benefits for the local Neilston area which includes supporting over 160 jobs per year in construction, as well as the attraction of new customers to local businesses.
“Our development of new home offers potential buyers access to a great place to call home that benefits from an exceptional range of local amenities which includes an impressive choice of schools including an ideal location that benefits from the catchment of Eastwood High School.”