Date: Friday 12 August 2011
A herd of life size model cows, transformed into works of art by local students, have made the permanent mooove to Lawley Farm after they were unveiled to the general public on Saturday.
More than 80 visitors turned up to the ‘big reveal’, hosted by deputy mayor Kevin Guy, and were wowed by the stunning designs that had been created. The cows are now settled into their new home on the lawn at front of the development and are sure to attract a great deal of attention from passers by.
Anne Wallace, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Midlands, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the success of the grand unveiling and with the number of people who turned up to support the talented students, so a big thanks to everyone.
"The cows look absolutely fantastic and are proving to be a real talking point – they’re beautifully decorated and look right at home on the ‘Farm’. We’d love as many people to see them as possible as they really are works of art, so anyone interested in taking a look are more than welcome to pay us a visit.”
Commissioned by leading house builder Taylor Wimpey Midlands, the finished cows are the culmination of months of hard work for the Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT) students. Their stunning creations have been based on the themes of ‘Eco’, ‘Regeneration’ and ‘Countryside’, designed to reflect Telford’s rich heritage and beautiful surroundings.
The partnership began when Taylor Wimpey set a ‘real life’ project to Creative Studies students at TCAT, asking them to produce designs that could be transferred onto five life-size model cows. 40 students competed against each other for the chance to win the ‘design contract’ before Taylor Wimpey whittled the submissions down to just five designs.
Joint-first place was awarded to Shannon Murphy for her ‘Doodle Cow’ design and Jaimee Pantling for her ‘Heavy Metal Cow’ design. Tarryn Thomas’s ‘Daisy Cow’, Chelsea White’s ‘Wild Flower Cow’ and Thomas Bradburn’s ‘Cuts of Beef Cow’ were runners up.
Anne adds: “The hours of hard work each student’s put into their designs has definitely paid off as all five cows looks fantastic. They’ve been finished to such a high standard and are definitely worth a visit.”
Lawley Farm currently offers a collection of three and four bedroom terraced and four bedroom detached eco homes ranging in price from £149,995 to £229,995. Set on the edge of open countryside, many of the homes enjoy views over the fields and offer charming features such as full height timber sash windows, attractive cottage style block paving and five bar gates that echo the rural feel of the developments surroundings.
Residents employed in Telford can be at work in around 10 minutes as Lawley Farm is only 2.5 miles away from the town centre. For those wishing to travel further afield, Telford Train Station is in close proximity.
For further information about Lawley Farm, visit the marketing suite daily from 10.00am until 5.00pm or call 0845 026 3888. Alternatively, log on to www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/midlands