We will deliver affordable homes in East Kilbride
We have reached an agreement with South Lanarkshire Council to deliver 67 affordable homes for social rent, which will form part of the wider masterplan vision and framework for the community at Benthall Farm.
The affordable homes will include a range of one and two-bedroom cottage flats, two and three-bedroom terraced, two and three-bedroom semi-detached as well as four-bedroom detached homes.
South Lanarkshire Council will take ownership of 67 ‘turn-key’ homes which will be ready to move into the day that keys are exchanged.
Alison Henderson, special projects manager for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said: “Reaching the conclusion of this agreement for Benthall Farm marks another milestone on the journey towards creating a diverse community that complements the existing neighbourhoods of East Kilbride.
“As part of our Section 75 agreement, we have already made contributions of over £2 million towards education, roads and the community and we remain committed to working closely with South Lanarkshire Council to ensure the local community of East Kilbride continues to reap the benefits of our long-term investment in the area.”
Local children’s football team in East Kilbride scores a funding boost from us
We have once again shown our support for local community football in East Kilbride by becoming the strip sponsor for ERKK Youth 2011s – a community football team for boys and girls to play grassroots football regardless of their abilities in the local East Renfrewshire Soccer Development Association (ERSDA) league.
Team coach, Gary Marnoch said: “We’re thrilled to have received this donation from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland and we are grateful for their support of initiatives like ours in the local community. Taylor Wimpey’s generous sponsorship donation has meant that our 2011 team have their very own playing strip. Our team is bursting with talent, and we’re delighted to see them looking so smart and professional as they approach every game and training session.”
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Benthall Farm Site Manager wins top place in Scotland in national housebuilding award
Iain Alexander, Senior Site Manager at Benthall Farm, has been named Scottish champion in this year’s NHBC annual Pride in the Job Awards.
Out of 16,000 entries, Iain won the Large Builder category in the Scottish round of these prestigious national awards for his work at the latest phase of Benthall Farm. Winning this award follows many years of success in these annual awards for Iain, which has seen him pick up six Pride in the Job Quality Awards and two Seal of Excellence Awards.
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 Benthall Farm provides top-quality homes and excellent customer service.
Iain Alexander, Site Manager at Benthall Farm, who follows in his award-winning father’s footsteps ads: “My dad was an NHBC Regional Award winner and I’m absolutely thrilled to have matched that accolade. It’s an exciting time and a fantastic honour, not just for me, but for the whole team at Benthall Farm. Everyone works incredibly hard and takes great pride in ensuring that the homes we build are completed to the highest possible standards “Winning this award means that I am shortlisted in the competition’s Supreme Gala in London in January, and I am looking forward to the challenge and meeting the other regional winners from across the UK.”
Brian Henderson, Production Director of Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added: “Iain’s hard work and dedication is evident in every home that is built at Benthall Farm – he’s been within the top ten site managers in Scotland for the past few years, and we’re so pleased to see him scoop the top title this year. We wish him every success in the final stage of the competition in London early next year.”
Pride in the Job is the only UK-wide awards scheme that recognises the significant contribution of Site Managers who achieve the highest standards in new home construction. It has been instrumental in raising the build quality of new homes in the UK for over three decades.
Primary School Pupils get a lesson at Taylor Wimpey’s Benthall Farm development in East Kilbride
Children from Crosshouse Primary School in East Kilbride have been given an exciting opportunity to see the new homes that are under construction at Benthall Farm as part of their project to learn more about their local community and how homes are built.
Youngsters from the Primary 4 class explored the development to learn about the construction of a new home; saw various stages of construction and took the opportunity to visit the show homes at the development.
The team at Benthall Farm were more than happy to facilitate the visit as Iain Alexander, Site Manager adds: “We were more than delighted to be able to welcome the children from Crosshouse Primary School for an insight into the build process of a Taylor Wimpey home.
“The children have been learning about new homes and how they are built, so this was a really good opportunity for them to learn about some of the process that it takes to build a new home and see some construction activity at the development. We hope that we have also inspired a few of the youngsters to consider the housebuilding industry in the future. “
Taylor Wimpey’s East Kilbride Site Manager wins national housebuilding award
Our site manager Iain Alexander has picked up his sixth NHBC Pride in the Job award for his outstanding work and leadership at Benthall Farm in East Kilbride. He joined Taylor Wimpey 18 years ago as a material controller and he has steadily worked his way up through the ranks. Iain’s delighted to have picked up his sixth NHBC Pride in the Job award as he explains: “It’s a really tremendous feeling to have won this award again, which is shared by my whole team at Benthall Farm where everyone works tirelessly to deliver exceptional new homes that our customers will enjoy for many years to come. This is an incredibly popular development and we’ve worked hard to meet the expectations of both the business, and our customers by making sure our production schedule is delivered efficiently, on-time and to our highest quality standards.”
We are proud to leave a lasting legacy in East Kilbride
Children from Crosshouse Primary School in the Greenhills area of East Kilbride have been getting green-fingered by planting 300 spring bulbs in planters around their school playground and their school garden.
We have donated the 300 bulbs and planters 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 the planters situated around the playground and in the school garden. Ann Connor, Sales Executive from our local development at Benthall Farm in East Kilbride joined in with the planting.
Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “We are proud to be building a new community at our Benthall Farm development in East Kilbride, 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 Crosshouse Primary with the planting and we hope that the bulbs will grow into a lovely display that the children will admire in years to come.”
We Give A Lesson In Safety To Local School Children In East Kilbride
Recently our team from Benthall Farm in East Kilbride gave the local children of Crosshouse Primary School in the Greenhills area of East Kilbride some reminders about health and safety.
With construction of new homes at Benthall Farm on the outskirts of East Kilbride in full swing, we are keen to promote the dangers associated with playing near any construction site and to take the opportunity to raise awareness of the children’s need to be extra vigilant as the building of its new homes progresses.
Being proactive with local schools has proven an effective deterrent in the past as Brian Henderson, Production Director explains: “Health and safety in and around our construction areas is of vital importance to Taylor Wimpey. Taking this type of proactive approach with local schools allows us to reinforce just how important it is for children to stay away from building sites, and it gives us the chance to remind the children that building sites are not playgrounds!”
Isabelle Murray, Headteacher at Crosshouse Primary School adds: “I was delighted to welcome the team from Taylor Wimpey into our school to highlight the dangers associated with children playing near any construction site. It was the ideal opportunity for them to reinforce their safety message ahead of the February school break when many of our pupils will be enjoying their time away from the classroom.
“It’s great that Taylor Wimpey understands the importance of our children’s safety, and has created such an interactive and proactive approach to appeal to our pupils.”