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Taylor Wimpey’s Mick Burgum takes Bridgewater View to the top

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A stunning development of two and three-bedroom homes is rapidly taking shape in Middlesbrough. Taylor Wimpey’s £15 million Bridgewater View project is situated on the former Longlands Campus site at Middlesbrough College and will offer a range of modern homes for savvy buyers.

Taylor Wimpey (formerly Taylor Woodrow plc) was founded in 1921 by 16-year old Frank Taylor, who borrowed some money to build two houses in Blackpool. Since then, the company has continued to use their quick thinking and aptitude for building high quality homes to become one of the largest British based housebuilding companies.

The company now looks set to establish this reputation further after one of their site managers was awarded a prestigious NHBC Pride in the Job Award for their work on the Bridgewater View site.

Situated in the bustling town of Middlesbrough, Bridgewater View offers easy access to a wide selection of entertainment venues, along with numerous museums, parks and galleries. In addition to the close proximity of Middlesborough College and Teesside University, commuters can also benefit from easy access to the A66 and A19.  Durham Tees Valley Airport is just a short drive away, whilst Middlesbrough train station offers services to York, Leeds and Manchester.

In total the Bridgewater View site comprises 148 private dwellings and 6 sheltered housing units, with the two-storey homes featuring a traditional palette of materials that includes bricks, blocks, concrete slabs and roof tiles. The homes have also incorporated a range of sustainable features, including combined boilers and UPVC windows.

One of the house types – The Ripley – is an attractive three-bedroom semidetached property that boasts a spacious lounge and dining area and French doors that lead to an immaculate rear garden. The first floor has a master bedroom with en suite facilities, along with two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Further facilities include a downstairs cloakroom and allocated parking space.

Mick Burgum, Site Manager for Taylor Wimpey, commented:

“This has been a very enjoyable project. We’ve been on site for 18 months so far, and there’s another 18 months to go. It really is a lovely estate, and it is very pleasing on the eye – I am over the moon with the way it’s turning out and winning an NHBC Pride in the Job Award is just the icing on the cake.”

This certainly isn’t the first time that Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire has won a prestigious NHBC Award. In 2011, three site managers – Paul McLachlan, Lee Dawson and Jeff Watson – scooped a coveted NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award for their work on the Bridgewater View, Mill Gardens and Scholars’ Rise developments.

Paul McLachlan, winner of seven consecutive NHBC Pride in the Job Awards, said:

“Since joining Taylor Wimpey 10 years ago, my team has remained the same and has continued to take great pride in what they do and work extremely hard to ensure the homes we build are completed to the highest possible standards.”

Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, Debbie Whittingham, added:

“Our commitment to maintaining the highest levels of quality, service and customer care has ensured that we continue to be an NHBC award winning house builder year after year.”

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