We give a fundraising boost to Mauricewood Primary School
As part of out ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, we have recently donated £500 to Mauricewood Primary in Penicuik to help enhance their outdoor play space with the creation of a mud kitchen.
Karen Armstrong, Sales and Marketing Director said: "We are proud to be able to support Mauricewood Primary with a fundraising boost to allow their plans for a better outdoor play area to get underway sooner rather than later."
"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 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.”
Our Penicuik Site Manager wins national housebuilding award
Allan Anderson, Site Manager at Taylor Wimpey’s Greenlaw Mill development in Penicuik, is celebrating having won a prestigious national housebuilding award. Out of 16,000 entries, Allan has been honoured with a NHBC (National House Building Council) Pride in the Job Quality Award.
The awards recognise an individual’s dedication to building high-quality homes for new homebuyers and are presented following a rigorous judging process by NHBC inspectors. This includes assessing the developments throughout the year, as well as spot checks, giving homebuyers the assurance that Taylor Wimpey’s Greenlaw Mill development provides top-quality homes and excellent customer service.
Allan Anderson, Site Manager at Greenlaw Mill said: “I’m delighted to have won a Quality Award. It’s a fantastic honour, not just for me, but the whole team at Greenlaw Mill. They all work incredibly hard and take great pride in ensuring that the homes we build are completed to the highest possible standards.”
Congratulations to Allan and his on-site team.
We provide Penicuik Arts Festival with funding for Penfest 2018
As part of our ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, we have recently donated £450 to the Penicuik Arts Festival’s annual Penfest 2018 event in Penicuik. The funding will go towards supporting two storytelling events for children and an adult’s workshop for creative writing as part of this year’s festival.
PENFEST 2018 is a broad programme celebrating all the arts including music, visual arts and crafts and creative writing running from the 1st to the 9th of September. The showcase festival concert on Saturday the 8th September features the brightest talents from our two high schools with the Ukes of Hazard and Sophie McDonald supporting the professional act, The Other Road. The hub of activity during the week is in Penicuik Community Arts Association’s premises at 4 West Street Penicuik with some events in other venues across Penicuik and district. A full programme and tickets for events will be available from 4 West Street and online at www.penicuikarts.org at the beginning of July.
Local football team scores strip sponsorship!
We have shown our support for local community football in Penicuik by becoming the main home strip sponsor for Penicuik Youth FC’s 2006 teams – both boys and girls, as well as the 2009 boys’ team.
Penicuik Athletic Youth Football Club Vice-Chairman Shaun Millican said: “We’re thrilled to have received this support from Taylor Wimpey East Scotland and to welcome them to our local community with their development of new homes taking shape in the town.
“Our young teams are now the proud owners of new home strips and we’re delighted to see them looking so smart as they approach every game.”