About Taylor Wimpey

Part of Taylor Wimpey PLC

Taylor Wimpey was established in 2007, resulting from a merger between George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow. Together, the companies offer almost 100 years of home building and construction experience. Today, Taylor Wimpey is one of the UK’s largest residential developers, building and selling some 10,000 homes each year. Read on for more information and verbatim Taylor Wimpey reviews from verified residents.

Developments

Taylor Wimpey developments listed on HomeViews include The City Mills, 800 new-build homes in Haggerton, and Chobham Manor, which (when complete) will offer 850 units in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Both schemes have been developed in partnership with L and Q. Also in-construction is The Edge, which has a central location in Brixton, close to Brixton Village and its Underground and National Rail stations. Meanwhile, those looking for a best-of-both-worlds setting should consider Eclipse, which is on the outskirts of Epping Forest in trendy Walthamstow. Next, Taylor Wimpey reviews from verified residents.

Taylor Wimpey Central London

Taylor Wimpey Central London is the boutique arm of Taylor Wimpey Plc responsible for luxury sites in the heart of the capital. From its offices in Soho, the Taylor Wimpey Central London team creates unique developments in prime locations. Reviews for these developments, such as The Denizen, EC1, are included within this page for the wider group.

Taylor Wimpey reviews

Location is great, near the canal and parks as well as amazing restaurants and bars.” – Anonymous, verified resident at The City Mills.

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Number of Developments

73

Ratings

3.90 Rating

Rating (based on 763 reviews)

Excellent

29.10%

Very Good

46.92%

Average

18.61%

Disappointing

3.01%

Very Poor

2.36%

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Wonderful place for families in London

The design of North Greenwich rivals the best of London design and it has a Scandinavian feel to it, think Copenhagen 🙂 Literarily, as you step out of the North Greenwich tube station you’ll start to see the art installations, on the riverside but also on the mirroring walk to the river. In the words of one of our guests who came to visit us: ‘ it looks like this place is a competition in design! Each building or facility gets nicer and nicer to look at, as you walk!’ Soon the Design District will be built, and with Ravensbourne University of Design right opposite it, North Greenwich will become THE focus place for designers in London!
The facilities are stunning, the Tide bridge incredibly beautiful to walk on, the riverside has creative benches to rest and relax and there are even meditation spots along beautiful peaceful areas at the tap of button. The building management that manages our development is Rendall&Rittner and so far we are happy with them. They provide high quality customer service through their polite and helpful staff members, insights and reminders through their community newsletters, a parcel collection service, and their fees are reasonable. R&R also help us to connect to property management teams should any problems arise. We have appreciated their support in times of need, such as lift breaking down or car park door being blown away by the wind! Thank you.

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Really awesome location in London! Very close to the Thames river, and surrounded by natural beauty such as parks and the gorgeous Nature Reserve. Fabulous shops and restaurants practically on our doorstep or maximum 20 minutes walk away. Safe Bicycle lanes, but nowhere near enough car parking spaces. Super crowded schools and nurseries, we need more of those! Also a new GP practice would be highly beneficial, as well as a better quality gym within the development, accessible to all residents.

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I wish I had known about the fact that we don’t have access to a fob key to automatically open the doors to the car park…it’s inconvenient to get our bicycles out thorough the very heavy doors of our building. But hey, at least they are secure!

What is the best feature of your home:

I think the best feature is noise and heat insulation! This couldn’t be any better! We love the bricklaying, and the modern ventilation system is so innovative! Everything is high quality, from the floors to the stain resistant carpets to the door handles and shower facilities and all the taps! We also love the wooden finishes in the bathrooms, looks so cosy! Very well spaced throughout, and lovely balcony.

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5
Design
5
Location
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5
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A lovely estate, perfectly imperfect I think

The development is mainly good. Everyone is pretty relaxed. Depending on what atmosphere you like, the back of the estate is very quiet, I live in the middle of the estate where you can enjoy a little bit of neighbourly drama, some noise and shouting – and this is genuine I don’t mind it from time to time. The development itself if well located, there’s lots of green space, a small lake where you may find swans, there’s the canal that you can take a nice stroll by at night and there’s a forest at the back too with more streams and wildlife.

There was play park, it was burnt down years ago but there has been no effort from management to replace it.

Everything else is well and fine. They do look after the gardening, sometimes the trees do overgrow but the property managers do eventually get round to it. There’s also very lovely lavenders planted at some point in the year and I really like that.

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It’s an excellent location for amenities, just 20 minutes from central London via National Rail. Large Tesco Extra just a 5 minute walk away. The area is relatively safe, I have never felt threatened in the area.

Multicultural area which is good. There’s no nightlife which is good and bad, good because it means the neighbourhood is quiet but bad because sometimes you want to stay local but there are quite a few pubs – I have experienced racism in these pubs please note.

Lots of green space around.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

That there is a shooting range just behind the estate. Had no idea but had I known sooner I would have gone, it’s good to try new things

3
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4
Design
5
Location
4
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3
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Good and bad issues spoken about here.

Where to begin here. There is positives and many negatives.
The house overall is good however, there are many neglected areas from snagging by the developer. As an examples:
No garden soil was put down. This has led to debris or brick/glass/building material coming through. Even though it was made clear it has been and all debris removed, you literally just have to look at the buildings that aren’t complete to see the debris that is left and clearly no soil added. They have a giant mound of dirt that has been left to all conditions for over a year to put in gardens. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out rain will wash away most of the soil element of the dirt.
-Fences are of cheap structure and have not even been installed level to the ground.
Due to building works happening further into the estate heavy duty vehicles constantly speeding through estate (including the dump trucks and diggers who race swerving down the road) leaving debris/nails other tyre puncturing materials on the road with absolutely zero clean up. Only until tens of residents complained and got council and local mp involved have they looked at resolving this.
Drains really exposed causing damage to cars even though they were meant to be levelled off last year.
In house:
-Dirty windows installed (between glass)
-Carpet Teeth catching your feet on every step(still is now after 2 years.
-doors dropped
-black markings over all upper ceilings which will be created by wet loft roll.
-carpets are very low grade with very low pile. We already need new carpets.
Positives of this area:
Community is great!
Nice wide doorways and stair case.
Good natural light in the house.
Heating system is efficient.
All issues and more I have address with Taylor wimpey and still (even Pre covid) haven’t been resolved or are trying to worm their way out of fixing. Sorry correction* doing it in the first place. For a first home and brand new I’m very disappointed with the management of Taylor wimpey.

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Pros:
-close to city centre
-supermarket next door
-One way access to avoid rat run
Negatives:
-Traffic
-lack of local facilities within walking distance
-road surfaces have exposed drains

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Don’t buy here unless you are ruthless with snagging process, and get soil in your garden.

What is the best feature of your home:

Best feature about this home is that there’s a roof over my family’s head.

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Design
4
Location
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Lovely place to live in

We were looking for a place to buy in the Richmond area and there were lots of older buildings available when we became aware of Emerald Gardens. We visited the developments and found out there was a building being completed and told that we could move in by December which worked for our timings. There was a few weeks delay but we were in by the end of November and within the deadline promised. The sales lady I spoke with was really helpful and answered all my questions. I have some allergies and requested wooden flooring instead of carpets which they were able to sort out for me.

When we moved in there were a few minor issues but these were sorted out quickly. Some works have been done after the move, like cracks on the wall due to moving construction. We also had a problem with the connection between the door and floor as we had changed to wooden floors but they sorted this too.

The management company seems performing well so far, any issues raised – have been resolved. The concierge could improve their customer service – whilst the management look after the whole site well and keep it clean some of the staff need better people skills as can be rude.

The communal gardens are part of a walk through area with trees, fountains, benches and a rack for bikes. This area is well kept but the children’s play area needs better upkeep.

There are owners, tenants, council tenants and shared ownership living here. We have a parking space but council tenants do not have one and spare ones can be rented out. It is possible to reserve guest parking spaces in advance.

My flat is well built, the appliances are good and the there are big floor to ceiling windows and a nice balcony. The only thing they could have improved is the fact the doors don’t match very nicely and overall could be improved.

Overall the development is nice, especially lovely garden for residents. Lots of families with kids. Neighbours are good as well, nothing to complain about.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Kew retail shopping mall is walking vicinity, tube is 10 min walking max, bus stop is 3 mins walking, and river side just behind the development. In Kew centre there is an M&S, Costa and lots of shops and then 5-10 minutes on the bus to a large Sainsburys. There are great restaurants and even a Michelin star one nearby so lots of options.
GP services should have been built two years ago, as promised on the leaflet, but nothing so far, works are slow and still awaiting for the final date.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Service charge is higher than expected due to allocation of other flats and facilities.
The area is great for young families with lots of nursery options as well as Kew College is close by and meant to be good. There are two local swimming pools and Kew Gardens is so close so lots to do. The area isn’t great for teenagers as there is not many places for them to go out.

4
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4
Design
4
Location
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Value
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