We are proud to leave a lasting legacy in Midlothian
Children from Burnbrae Primary in Bonnyrigg and Mauricewood Primary in Penicuik have been getting green-fingered by planting 600 spring bulbs in planters for their school playgrounds.
The donation of 600 bulbs and planters have been donated as part of our national Proud campaign to show our commitment and pride in leaving a lasting legacy in the communities in which we build.
The planting took place earlier this month and the bulbs are set to grow into a bright, floral tribute in each of the school playgrounds. Sales executives from our local developments at Hopefield Gait in Bonnyrigg and Greenlaw Mill in Penicuik joined in with the planting.
Karen Armstrong, Sales and Marketing Director said: “We are proud to be building a new community at our Hopefield Gait development in Bonnyrigg, and our Greenlaw Mill development in Penicuik, and we want to leave places that both our customers and other local residents will enjoy long after we have finished building.
“We were thrilled to help children from both local primary schools with the planting and we hope that the bulbs will grow into a lovely display that the children for both Burnbrae Primary and Mauricewood Primary will admire in years to come.”
As part of its ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, we have recently provided £500 of funding to Burnbrae Primary in Hopefield, Bonnyrigg to go towards improving their school garden.
Burnbrae Primary School PTA raised funds to allow trees and shrubs to be planted as part of a community planting day, and our donation has gone some way to contributing to the transformation of the garden for the benefit of every pupil in school.
Commenting on the support it has received from Taylor Wimpey, Kerry Knight, Deputy Headteacher from Burnbrae Primary 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. It has not only helped us to fund some additional planting for the school garden, but it has also given us the boost we needed to help us achieve our goal of providing lots of plants for our community planting day. On behalf of everyone at Burnbrae Primary School, I would like to say a huge thank you to the team at Taylor Wimpey.”
We get children at Burnbrae Primary reading with donation for new books
27 March 2018
We have donated £250 to Burnbrae Primary School’s library in Hopefield, Bonnyrigg to celebrate World Book Day, which took place earlier this month on 1 March 2018. World Book Day aims to encourage more children to love reading and Taylor Wimpey’s donation will go towards providing children in Hopefield with many more new books to enjoy.
Kerry Knight Deputy Headteacher at Burnbrae Primary School, which is located near to Taylor Wimpey’s Hopefield Gait development, commented: “I would like to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey on behalf of everyone at our school. We really appreciate their donation, which will go a long way towards new reading material. Books are a great way to fire up children’s imaginations and to teach them about the world around them, so it’s brilliant to be able to add some new titles to our school library.”
We have recently announced the launch of a new children’s book, which aims to educate children about the house building process. ‘How we build your home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’ is an informative book with important messages about how to stay safe around construction sites and housing developments. In addition to the donation to Burnbrae Primary school library, we have given the school 200 copies of the new book – enough for every P1-P3 child in school.
Help to Buy (Scotland)
The Government backed Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme is available here. The scheme is open to both first time buyers and home movers alike, and means you'll need just 5% deposit to buy a new home.
With Help to Buy the Government will lend you up to 15% of the value of your new build home via an equity loan. You will need to secure up to a 80% mortgage and put down a 5% deposit. You’ll own 100% of your home from day one.
Help to Buy – Terms and conditions apply. Applicants should seek independent financial advice, and get information and guidance on applying for a Help to Buy (Scotland) at https://www.mygov.scot/help-to-buy/.
Given the current social distancing restrictions to reduce the spread of Covid-19, we may be unable to progress easymover at this time. Please speak to your Sales Executive for further information.
Easymover is available here, which means you could provisionally reserve a new Taylor Wimpey home at this development - even if you haven't sold your existing property.
And that's not all. With easymover, we'll make your house move as stress free as possible. We'll liaise with your estate agent on your behalf, we'll pay their fees and we'll manage the whole house selling process - making your life so much easier! Take a look at our easymover page for more information.
Terms and conditions apply to the Easymover scheme.
This development is managed by the East Scotland Taylor Wimpey regional office