We are delighted confirm that we have secured detailed planning consent from Renfrewshire Council for a further 176 new homes at Dargavel Village, Bishopton.
The development will deliver a wide mix of three and four bedroom family homes with an impressive range of 11 styles of homes to choose from ensuring this development appeals to a wide range of buyers, and complements our current developments within Dargavel Village, Bishopton.
Stephen Andrew, Technical Director adds: “We are delighted to confirm that detailed planning consent has been granted for our land off Slateford Road within Dargavel Village, Bishopton. This is an opportunity for us to extend our landholding and commitment to the local area, as well as continue to play a key role in creation and delivery of the Dargavel Village master plan, which is already going some way to assist in the regeneration of the local area as buyers take the opportunity to become part of this impressive development. We anticipate site works may commence around April this year.”
The Evening Times Community Chest
Our West of Scotland team has once again teamed up with The Evening Times in Glasgow to ask their readers to nominate deserving local causes to receive a share of our £2,500 Community Chest fund. To get involved, complete a nomination form at http://heraldandtimeslabs.com/newforms/taylor-wimpey/.
Closing date for nominations is 20 September, 2014.
The Herald Children's Story Writing Competition
The winners of our children’s story writing competition in association with The Herald, Sunday Herald and The Scottish Book Trust have been announced and they are
- Theresa Peterana 13-17 category Prize - £500 from Taylor Wimpey, ipad, selection of books from Book Trust
- Marni Robertson 9-12 category Prize - £250 from Taylor Wimpey, ipad mini, selection of books from Book Trust
- Daisy Johnston 5-8 category Prize - £250 from Taylor Wimpey, ipad mini, selection of books from Book Trust
Audrey Ross, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: "Both myself and my colleague Karen Armstrong from our East Scotland business were incredibly impressed by the quality of the writing that we saw in this year's short story competition, and we were both overwhelmed by the numbers of children who took up our challenge. It's thanks to each and every one of the children who took the time to be inspired to write a story that our job was so hard to select just three of the best."
Read the entries at
Taylor Wimpey helps local school children with field-trip to Dargavel Village, Bishopton
Taylor Wimpey welcomed the class of Primary 5 from St John Bosco Primary in Erskine to Dargavel Village, Bishopton as they begin a local study project where they are learning about proposed land use development.
The visit was the perfect start to the children’s project to allow them to see first-hand the transformation that is already underway at the development near Bishopton, whilst also having the opportunity to understand a bit more about the future vision for this significant area of land.
We gave a lesson in safety to Bishopton Primary
During a visit to our development, we gave the local children of primary three at Bishopton Primary School some reminders about health and safety as production of our new homes at the development is now in full swing. We’re always keen to promote the dangers associated with playing near any construction site, and raise awareness of the children’s need to be extra vigilant as work progresses in their local area.
Scottish Planning Minister drops in at Dargavel Village
Derek Mackay MSP (Minister for Local Government and Planning) took the opportunity to visit and see for himself the progress of the construction of new homes at Dargavel Village, Bishopton. During his time as Leader of Renfrewshire Council, Mr Mackay played a key role in the overall development of the Bishopton masterplan. Following an on-site visit to see for himself the transformation that is underway Mr Mackay said: "Seeing firsthand the progress that's being made in the initial phase of new housing at Dargavel Village was a great opportunity to see the commitment and drive from the developers to make the vision for the former Royal Ordnance Factory site in Bishopton become a reality. I'm delighted to hear from Taylor Wimpey that the demand for new homes at Dargavel Village is well ahead of expectations, and that crucially there's a strong interest from a wide range of buyers from both the local market as well as further afield."