First sod is cut as work begins at Somerdale

Date: Wednesday 30 April 2014

TWB Somerdale Sod Cutting web

The first sod has been cut to mark the beginning of works at our forthcoming Somerdale development in Keynsham, paving the way for the first new homes to be released for sale in the coming months.

The first sod was cut by Councillor Paul Crossley, leader of Bath and North East Somerset Council, at a celebratory event held on Monday 28th April.

Planning permission was granted in February for the new mixed-use development on the former Cadbury factory site. We are set to deliver up to 700 new homes together with a primary school, employment space plus a range of community and sports facilities.

Councillor Paul Crossley, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said, “It is extremely positive for Keynsham that Taylor Wimpey is making a good start on the regeneration of the Somerdale site. This vibrant new location will provide an excellent range of homes and community facilities for local people, contributing towards the overall rejuvenation of the town which encompasses the Council’s £34 million town centre improvements due to be completed by autumn 2014.”

Having now formally completed the purchase of the development site, we have started preparing the land for construction.

The first new homes at Somerdale are expected to be made available to purchase this summer, and homebuyers are being urged to register their interest today.

Charlie Joseph, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Bristol, says: “The cutting of the first sod and the beginning of preliminary works at Somerdale signals another step forward for this exciting new community, and the first homes will be under construction and available to buy very soon.

“We’re expecting interest levels to be very high so I would strongly advise anyone hoping to find their ideal home at Somerdale to register their details with us as quickly as they can – and ensure they are near the front of the queue when the development is officially launched.”