Woodlands Park in Great Dunmow, Essex is an ever expanding housing development comprising a mix of one, two, three, four, five and six-bedroom properties.
Great Dunmow is a long standing Market Town, rich in character and sharp on individuality in the Uttlesford district of Essex. Originally the site of a Roman settlement on Stane Street, the town thrived during the Middles Ages with many buildings surviving from this period, including a sixteenth-century town hall.
The Woodlands Park site has been under development since 1998 and is under construction by Wickford Development Co and, as principal contractor E.J Taylor & Sons Limited.
E.J Taylor is a family run construction business providing award winning services to a range of sectors from developers to private homeowners. The company was established in 1963 by Edgar James Taylor and his two sons, Michael and Bob and today has the capability to carry out all building tasks from the inception and design of a site to everything in between, right up to making sure a property undergoes its final clean.
Woodlands Park is owned by Wickford Developments, whose original plan for the site was to construct between 1700 and 1800 houses and due to the size of the work, construction was split into phases. Before the site became home to the Woodlands Park development, the site existed as farm land and with each new sector taking shape, the development expands into the existing land to incorporate additional units into the site.
The houses on the Woodlands Park site are being constructed using traditional methods of brick and block, with timber joists, solid internal brick walls and facing brick exterior. The buildings also include UPVC windows, a Hallmark front door and back gardens. In addition to the landscaped areas included with each house, a number of open spaces have also been incorporated into the development to create green areas throughout the site.
Senior Site Manager Aaron Parradine was recently recognised for his work on the development and was awarded an NHBC South East regional award 2017. Back in 2012 Aaron was recognised with an NHBC Pride in the Job award for his work on the site and has shown great consistency over the last six years by reaching the finals four times. The NHBC Pride in the Job awards recognises the industry’s best site managers across the country.
As well as Aaron’s success with the site, Woodlands Park has received its own recognition and is known as the largest independently owned site in the country and the most highly decorated site in the country.
E.J Taylor & Sons and Wickford Development Co are working alongside architects John Finch Partnership and Meilville Dunbar to complete the project.