We are one of the UK’s largest residential developers. As a responsible developer we are committed to working with local people and communities.
We were formed by the merger of George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow in 2007, and have operations in the UK and Spain. We aim to be the developer of choice for customers, employees, communities and shareholders.
We are one of the largest homebuilders in the UK, operating from 24 regional offices across England, Scotland and Wales.
We build a wide range of properties, from one- and two-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom detached houses, with a broad price range including both private and affordable homes. We are truly national and we cover most regions across the UK. Our regional businesses are run as local homebuilders and have in-depth knowledge and experience of the local market.
We understand that development is about more than creating homes and we provide millions of pounds worth of infrastructure, for example, roads, sewers, landscaping and community facilities, every year across the UK. We aim to develop vibrant communities with a true sense of place that fit into their surrounding area and meet the needs of local people.
We aim to build attractive, high-quality homes and communities, with a focus on the following.
Land is the critical ‘raw material’ for our business and the ability to purchase the right sites in the right locations at the right price and at the right point in the cycle is a key driver of shareholder value.
Managing community engagement and the planning process
Community engagement is all about keeping local people informed and up to date with what we are doing and encouraging them to take part in the consultation so that they can have their say on our development proposals.
We must do this effectively if we are to design sustainable developments that meet the needs of local residents, are attractive to customers and provide appropriate returns for our business. We aim to become the industry leader in managing the planning process across our business.