Design

Image of interior of model Taylor Wimpey home

We strive to build appealing and affordable homes and to create communities where our customers will enjoy living.

Design is about architecture and landscape, but it is also about environmental, social and economic sustainability. These are a range of issues that we consider when designing communities:

  • Homes that are well designed and built
  • Safe, pedestrian and cycle friendly streets
  • Mixed tenures and affordable homes
  • A mix of accommodation types and flexible ‘Lifetime’ Homes
  • Availability of community facilities such as shops, cafes, schools, etc
  • Public open space including play areas for children, parks and sports facilities
  • Energy and water efficient homes
  • Good transport links and green transport options
  • An environmentally sensitive approach addressing issues from sustainable drainage to biodiversity protection
  • Encouraging a thriving local economy with local employment opportunities
  • Community consultation and involvement
  • A sense of place and a distinctive local character.

Future plans

During 2011 we will be looking at how we can integrate Building for Life Standards into our approach to housebuilding in the UK. We will also continue to work on and adapt the new house type range as we start to build these homes across the UK.

Colebrook Collection development in London’s Islington

Blending heritage with modern architecture


Images apartment development in Gants Hill, East London

Architectural award