NHBC Awards, Scotland

Transforming Newton Farm

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Newton Farm is a brand new housing development in Glasgow comprising a mix of two-bedroom semi-detached houses, three and four-bedroom detached houses and twelve flats.

The development is currently under construction and is being built for Taylor Wimpey – who is also the main contractor on the project. Graham Oswald of Taylor Wimpey is the architect on Newton Farm. Once work on Newton Farm is complete there will be 73 new housing units built on the development.

Work began on transforming the former farm land site in September 2009. Units are being constructed using traditional methods of brick and block, with a timber and tiled roof and a facing brick facade. UPVC windows are also being fitted to each building.

In addition to the construction of each housing unit, a considerable amount of landscaping work will take place around each property to create front and back gardens, whilst additional landscaping on the site is being included to create a children’s play area. All of the external work on the project has been designed to tie each building into the next.

Taylor Wimpey Site Manager, Tommy Stirling, said:

“At present we have one more foundation to complete and then we will have constructed all of our units on Newton Farm. We are not that far away from having a finished development.

“When I first came here the site needed a bit of work but our team turned things around quickly and we are confident that this is going to be a very successful site.

“As work has progressed we haven’t encountered any new obstacles and because we are building close to similar housing developments we have not had to worry too much about causing any major disruptions to the local area.”

Tommy Stirling added:

“It is great for Taylor Wimpey to be recognised by the NHBC Awards and the whole team is very proud of this achievement.

“This is my first development as site manager for Taylor Wimpey so it is good to know that I am also achieving the highest standards that the industry has come to expect.

“Everyone has put in a lot of hard work on this project and if it wasn’t for the whole team – including all of our subcontractors – we would never have achieved this important recognition.”

Newton Farm is scheduled for completion in spring 2013.

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