Taylor Wimpey’s Bishop’s Meadow site, located in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, has recently received an NHBC Pride in the Job Award as recognition for their outstanding site.
Situated off Auchinairn Road the development offers an impressive range of three, four and five bed houses which have been constructed across three phases.
Upon completion the site will contain 180 properties; works on the third phase of the project are ongoing. Premier Construction caught up with Scott McCreadie, Taylor Wimpey’s Site Manager for the Bishop’s Meadow scheme, to find out more about the development.
The development is a consortium site between Cala Homes and Taylor Wimpey, with Taylor Wimpey acting as the principal contractor on the project. The land Cala Homes are building on is separate to Taylor Wimpey’s properties; however both developers have worked alongside each other’s successfully throughout the project.
Works began on the first phase of the project in August 2011. The second phase of the project caused the onsite team a number of difficulties due to the site lying on a former quarry site. The team had to conduct extensive break out works to remove the rock from the ground which was time consuming and caused a lot of ground work related issues.
The team also installed a local cycle path around the site for local residents which formed another part of the second phase. The units were constructed using traditional methods of block and build and following completion Taylor Wimpey put the 34 four and five bed properties on the property market.
All of the properties on the site are private and provide desirable family homes in the coveted suburb and commuter town of Bishopbriggs. Every home on the site has been built to a high specification and home buyers are also given the opportunity to personalise their home with a range of optional extras.
Works are still ongoing on the third phase of the project which is set to complete by July 2015. The phase, when complete, will house contain 27 properties. All of the ground works on this part of the site are completed and the structures for eight of the houses are still to be completed.
Aside from the difficult ground work conditions Scott added that the amount of wildlife on the site, a plethora of badgers and bats, made the project more challenging. All of the animals had to be removed sensitively which caused slight delays.
The NHBC Pride in the Job Award recognised the success of phase two and three of the Bishop’s Meadow site. Site Manager Scott McCreadie commented:
“It is a relief that for we have been rewarded for all our hard work. The award is also a great motivator to spur us on to continue producing excellent homes.”