First Build-to-Rent development in Hayes celebrates its 1st Anniversary

First Build-to-Rent development in Hayes celebrates its 1st Anniversary


February marks the 1st anniversary of the opening of the rental development be:here Hayes delivered by BTR developer Be at the former EMI record label building – now named the Gatefold Building – in West London.

Located In the heart of Hayes, be:here Hayes is a brand new development of high quality homes with private gardens and outstanding communal spaces which opened its doors to the first residents on 1st February 2017.

It is part of the wider £250 million regeneration project of Old Vinyl Factory by U+I, which is expected to deliver 4,000 jobs, 642 homes, 750,000 sq ft of commercial and leisure space, all by 2020. Being always ahead of the curve, Be was the first BTR developer to open stunning 119 homes to tenants last year.

A year later, the development has proved to be a huge success, having won two industry leading awards within a week. First, it has been awarded Silver in Best-Build-To-Rent Project category at the WhatHouse? Awards and then it was named Best build to rent development 2017 in the Inside Housing Development Awards.

Since its opening, pioneering build to rent developer Be has announced last October that it is moving to a no fees model for its be:here Hayes development, reinforcing its success towards tenants who want the moving process to be as hassle free and cost effective as possible.

Due to its proximity to Hayes and Harlington station, quality design and finish, on-site team, not to mention pet-friendly homes, the apartments at be:here Hayes hold broad appeal with young professional renters as well as families and the over 50s adults for an affordable London rental offering.

“The Gatefold Building is one of the first genuine developments in London that have been designed especially for renters, based on what they told us they want to live their lives. So it is no surprising to see how popular be:here Hayes has been since its opening. Residents are happy to see good value for the money they spend on their home. Demand has been so strong that we have very few apartments left.”

Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes

Spacious apartments, furnished by Habitat, are available at be:here Hayes from £1,195 pcm for a one bed and from £1,425 for a two bed. Either a garden or a balcony is provided with every home.


For the latest availability and any questions, please contact the be:here Hayes team directly on 020 3369 1646 or visit

As university numbers fall, PBSA providers open their doors to apprentices

As university numbers fall, PBSA providers open their doors to apprentices

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  • Domestic UK university applications down 0.9% at January 2018 deadline (UCAS)
  • 26% fall in the number of apprentices (Department of Education)
  • Government to hit 3 million apprenticeships target by 2020
  • Luxury PBSA studios in London, Bristol and Reading open to apprentices (Collegiate)

Claims made by the chairman of the Education Select Committee that many graduates receive ‘paltry returns’ from conventional university degrees spark a debate about the need for the government to implement a radical change in the whole education system to address the needs of students and employers. While the cost of getting a university degree leaves many students tens of thousands of pounds in debt, much is being done to promote degree apprenticeships, shaped to be the benchmark of the future.

With official figures revealing a 26% drop in apprenticeship starts in the first quarter 2018 compared to the same period last year, the Government has promised to deliver three million apprenticeship starts by 2020.

Meanwhile, concerns have been raised by investors who have splashed out on purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) in recent years as they are likely to be hit by falling university student numbers over the coming decade. Indeed, according to UCAS figures, domestic student applications have dropped by 0.9% for the second year in a row compared with January 2017.

But as apprenticeships return, increasing numbers of PBSA providers are opening their doors to not just university students but those undertaking other forms of higher education. One such forward thinking accommodation provider Collegiate is already offering apprentices luxury accommodation in three locations – London, Bristol and Reading.


“The decrease in the number of university applications in the UK has been a wake-up call to government which has now pledged to reinforce apprenticeships. As many more recruits are expected, it’s important to think about their accommodation. Many apprentices are not staying at home and have to relocate sometimes to start their apprenticeship. We are giving them access to our luxury PBSA beds because apprentices deserve the same standard of housing as university students

Heriberto Cuanalo, CEO, Collegiate

Young nursing apprentices studying at King’s College Hospital will find it easy to get to their placements if living at Collegiate Halsmere Studios which is located In Camberwell. With 79 studios available, Collegiate Halsmere Studios comprise a common room, garden with BBQ area and on-site laundry. Available from £255 per week.

Collegiate Water Lane Apartments is the perfect choice for apprentices who want to live in away from the hustle and bustle of student life in Bristol. Residents have access to high specification apartments finished with contemporary Corian kitchens, individual en-suite facilities and generous study and storage space. Prices start from £173 per week.

Finally, Collegiate Saxon Court in Reading offers standout apartments to apprentices with a range of accommodation options, including private courtyard gardens, private gym, in-house cinema and dinner part room. Well situated, Collegiate Saxon Court apartments are just 15 minutes away from Reading college that offers apprenticeship vacancies.  Available from £218 per week.


For more information, contact Collegiate on +44 1235 250 140 or visit

Scandinavian interest in Spanish properties rises steadily

Scandinavian interest in Spanish properties rises steadily

  • Swedish buyers up 6% in the last year(Taylor Wimpey España)
  • Spain on course to overtake UK as one the world’s favourite investment locations (Knight Frank)
  • 80% of all Marbella property sales made by Scandinavian buyers in the last year (Knight Frank)
  • Scandinavian travel agency launches Spanish flights from new UK base


Interest in Spanish real estate from Scandinavian nations is rising steadily as life in sunny southern Spain draws buyers from colder climes. Swedish buyers, especially those looking for a second home in Spain, have increased in recent years now ranking amongst the top 5 nationalities of foreign purchasers according to leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España. Total sales to Swedish nationals in 2017 were up 6% and now account for 10% of all purchases made with Taylor Wimpey España.

This data comes in line with recent report from Knight Frank which states that Spain is forecast to trump the UK as a favoured investment location in 2018, with the company’s Marbella office seeing Scandinavian buyers accounting for 80% of all sales of luxury developments in 2017.

Easy direct access to many parts of Spain has particularly fuelled foreign property investment in recent decades. And as Swedes are one of the world’s best travelled nations, Scandinavian low-cost agency Primera Holidays is establishing an arm in the UK to offer new trips to popular destinations in Spain, making the region a hotspot for even more buyers in 2018.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España, which has operated successfully in Spain for 60 years (1958-2018), and his team now translate all property brochures and contracts into Swedish as a matter of course and for the last four years have a Swedish version of Taylor Wimpey España website to meet demand.

 “Spain’s economy is the fastest growing in the Eurozone, bringing greater confidence back the property market and thus attracting demand from North European countries. Over the last few years, we have seen a real boost from Swedish buyers especially.

“Many Swedish buyers are looking at other destinations than their beloved Costa Blanca, choosing the island of Mallorca for example with the new Bahia Sant Pere development being very high demand.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España



Designed in a Mediterranean architectural style with typical colour render, the apartments at Bahia Sant Pere  are surrounded by ample communal gardens with two swimming pools and uninterrupted views over the sea or towards the highest peaks of the Serres de Llevant.  The development is quite unique on Mallorca, boasting a superb location in the unspoiled north east with selling prices very affordable from 221,500€ + VAT for a brand new, two bed apartments. The phrase 3 is now for sale.


For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972. 


New flights announced for this summer’s top golf destinations

New flights announced for this summer’s top golf destinations

  • Spain is now the world’s second most popular tourist destination (UNWTO)
  • 83% of golfers intend to take more trips in 2018 (Your Golf Travel)
  • Airlines increase capacities to top golfing destination Mallorca by 13% (
  • Extra Ryanair flights announced from Irish airports to golf hotspots Alicante & Mallorca (Ryanair)


According to latest reports, Spain is riding high in the tourism stakes, pushing America down a notch to third position and becoming the world’s second most popular tourist destination. Latest data from the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) estimates that a record 82 million travellers visited Spain in 2017. Undoubtedly, one driving force behind Spain’s record popularity is the nation’s deserved status as an exceptional international destination for golf. A survey conducted by golf travel company, YourGolfTravel, highlights just how much dedication golfers hold for their sport with a large majority (83%) planning to go on more golfing trips this year than 2017.

In response to this high demand, a number of airlines have announced greater access to golfing destinations in Spain by increasing the frequency of flights this summer. For golfers heading to Mallorca’s number one golf destination, Son Gual, Jet2 and Jet2holidays have increased their seating capacity by 13%.

This route is sure to be popular as the highly regarded course will celebrate its 10th anniversary this summer, attracting some A-list celebrities such as tennis star Rafael Nadal or the German football manager Joachim Low.

“A lot of our UK visitors flew with Monarch as the company was golf-friendly and some may have feared they might struggle to find suitable flight. So,‘s recent announcement will soften the blow, not only for UK golfers travelling to Mallorca, but also for those of us working in the tourism sector here.”

Andreas Pamer, Son Gual’s General Manager

Although Mallorca has exceptional golf facilities, the Costa Blanca has cemented its position as a leading golf destination by being awarded the European Golf Destination of the Year last year. The Costa Blanca has always been a hit with Irish visitors in particular especially golfers.

Fortunately, Irish holidaymakers and golfers alike (92% of which are ready to go on more golf holidays this year, according to YourGolfTravel) can escape to sunnier climes as budget airline Ryanair will be operating extra flights from Shannon to Alicante and Mallorca thrice weekly this summer. In line with the airlines, leading Spanish homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, operational across Spain for 60 years (1958 – 2018), is answering this growing demand for homes with access to golf courses and training facilities.

On the beautiful Balearic island of Mallorca, the key-ready homes at Marina Golf, priced from €549.000 + VAT, will blow golfers’ minds away with the spacious townhouses surrounded by a solarium. Located in the southwest of the island, the residential complex is in an excellent location, surrounded by some of the ACGM’s top golf courses on the island including Golf Santa Ponsa I, II and III, which are right next to the development, as well as the Golf de Andratx, Golf de Poniente and Bendinat Golf.

“Son Gual’s 10th anniversary event this year will showcase Mallorca as the perfect location for golf, with at least 300 days of sunshine a year and a choice of over 20 courses suitable for golfers of all abilities. With Mallorca and the Costa Blanca becoming an essential stop on the golf world circuit, we expect a growth in potential buyers looking for properties within walking distance of the best courses.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España


For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972. 

“My heart, my hands and then my spray cans.” How graffiti artist Mr Dheo created the visual feast that is Collegiate Marques de Pombal

“My heart, my hands and then my spray cans.” How graffiti artist Mr Dheo created the visual feast that is Collegiate Marques de Pombal

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The new Collegiate Marques de Pombal student accommodation in Lisbon, which opened its doors just last month, stands out in Collegiate’s already impressive portfolio due to its cutting-edge design, unique features and outstanding facilities.

Collegiate’s interior design team has paid particular attention to the indoor decoration with the use of street artwork for the very first time.

Wanting Lisbon’s world-renown street art tradition to be an integral part of the design of Collegiate Marques de Pombal, Portugal’s best-known graffiti artist Mr Dheo was invited to be involved in this unique project. With 18 years’ experience in the specialist field, the well-respected artist took the time to share how he decorated the building with its residents firmly in mind.


How would you define your artwork and what themes do you pursue?

I define my work as a conceptual representation of my life experiences over the last 18 years. With my art I want to communicate with people because I believe it is the best way for them to “read” my pieces and to understand who I am.

When I work in public, I particularly like to pursue social themes and take on more polemic issues because on a public platform I can reach a wider audience, from the poor to the rich, citizens aged 8 to 80, there is no limit what I can say to them.


In the main communal areas and entrance lobby at Collegiate Marques de Pombal, artwork features on the walls. What was your overall vision for these spaces?

We wanted to make it as young, vibrant and fresh as possible. The idea was to harmonise everything, bring it together as a whole. The patterns and concepts used outside were also needed inside to make the building identifiable both indoors and outdoors. That’s why the lobby, the rooms and everything else have the same language.

How does artwork of Collegiate Marques de Pombal set it apart from anything else in the city?

It is a unique project because we thought about everything. For instance, after I sketched what work I wanted to do on the walls, the architects incorporated triangle shapes in the building to harmonize it with my art. Everything in the building is connected. Marques de Pombal is a one of a kind building in Lisbon because street art has never been so involved in a project from start to finish. That’s exactly what makes it different.

Marques de Pombal also stands out as it is set in an environment deprived of graffiti, it makes it very easy to identify. The heights, the colours, the complexity of the building makes it a landmark in the city. That’s exactly what we wanted – a building that stirs curiosity.

I want people who hang out in the area to wonder “what is going on here?”, “what is this place?”. Even if people don’t know the name of the street or the area, I want them to say to their friends when they meet “oh you know it’s close to this colourful building with triangles.”


Does your artwork aim to do more than just beautify the place? What impact do you think it could have on residents?

If you just want to beautify a place, you can just print an image and put it on the wall just like wallpaper. When it is handmade by an artist, especially in a place like Lisbon, students can think that they can achieve anything.

Street art gives them inspirations and remind them that when they work and believe in their dreams, they can do anything. My art in the building is tangible proof of it. When I was a student, it could have been impossible for me to think that I can make a living out of my drawing. I was not connected to any art school and here I am today!


There is a growing trend of making buildings and spaces “instagrammable”, can you talk me through how your work at Collegiate Marques de Pombal makes it “instagrammable” for students?

Graffiti has become very trendy, which is a good and bad at the same time. People tend to take pictures of everything they see when they travel. Street art is in fact very social media friendly. Students are young and this trend is their language.

Since we started the project in August 2017, the building has been ‘instagrammable’ from every angle. People are enjoying the building, they share it on Instagram. Nowadays it is very important to make a building sharable on social media thus, our purpose was to create a lasting building that young people would like capture on video and through pictures and share on social media.


What the tools of your trade?  

 I see myself as a pure graffiti artist because I use traditional tools which is a spray can only. No tape, no projector, no brushes, no roller paint: I do everything with spray cans. Of course, I use my head above everything else, my heart, my hands and then my spray cans.



For more information, contact Collegiate on +44 1235 250 140 or visit


 Notes to Editors:

 About Marquês de Pombal

 Marquês de Pombal is part of Collegiate’s Prestige Collection with residents benefitting from a private fitness suite, swimming pool and sauna, a 24-hour concierge service, club lounge and an on-site cinema. From €135 per week, it encompasses superior studios space, two bed apartments as well as penthouses with a unique access to a terrace.  It is located in the heart of the capital, close to the university’s campus and iconic Avenida de Liberdade.


About Collegiate

 Collegiate is a leading student accommodation provider who delivered 20,000 beds across 30 sites in the UK in recent years. From private gyms, on-site cinema, study rooms, games area and much more, they provide a home away from home with the little luxuries that will ensure the best student experience.


About Mr Dheo

Always rejecting any kind of Art course in his childhood, he developed his own techniques, which enabled him to evolve without direct influences. Today Mr.Dheo already made interventions in over forty cities all over the world. He collaborates with well-known international brands and companies although he keeps the street as the perfect place to create. For more information on his projects, visit .

Spotlight on Hayes as this West London towns takes centre stage in 2018

Spotlight on Hayes as this West London towns takes centre stage in 2018

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London is a global hub for talent with musicians, actors, authors and many more coming to the capital in search of fame and fortune – and Hayes in West London is no exception!

Many A-list celebrities have come to Hayes over the decades from notable author George Orwell to ‘the father of English music’ William Byrd and Hollywood actors Brad Pitt, Keira Knightley and Colin Firth to name but a few who have filmed in the town’s famous studios.

For years Hayes has flown under the radar as the darling of movie and TV location specialists due the West London Film Studios being based in the town.

Oscar winning film The Imitation Game, popular TV series Misfits and many more smash-hit movies such as World War Z were filmed in these studios. And West London Film Studios are back in the spotlight with next Colin Firth’s movie, The Mercy, also starring Rachel Weisz out on 9th February, being partly filmed there.

But Hayes is not only known for being a hotspot for the celebrity elite within the film industry. Indeed, the town’s musical heritage lived on into the 20th and indeed 21st centuries as many of The Beatles albums were famously ‘Made in Hayes’ and today venues including the Beck Theatre, regularly host national artists as well as local musicians and stage productions.

The spotlight is firmly on Hayes in 2018 with the town proving to be a prime commuter location, bursting with famous connections and an abundance of cultural venues – ideal for those looking to embrace a laid-back suburban culture with easy access into the city. Young professionals looking for affordable living in a trendy town are now flocking to Hayes as developments such as be:here Hayes, part of the wider redevelopment of the Old Vinyl Factory, spring up.

Previously home to the EMI factory on Blyth Road, the Old Vinyl Factory was featured in the emotional reunion scene in Thor:The Dark World where Thor and his lover Jane Foster meet again. Now the abandoned warehouse site is undergoing a renaissance as the scheme is expected to deliver 4,000 jobs, 642 homes, 750,000 sq ft of commercial and leisure space including a new 3-screen cinema and live music venue in Hayes, all by 2020. Be Living Ltd has already delivered 133 pet-friendly homes as part of their be:here Hayes development at the Gatefold building.

“It’s wonderful to see the former EMI site coming back to life, and whilst the fashion of the 60’s and 70’s might have left the building, the vibrant spirit of that era is being re-discovered and re-invented for a new generation.”

Hayley Wills, Area Manager, be:here Hayes

The multi award-winning stylish development, just 300 yards from Hayes & Harlington station, soon to be served by Crossrail, offers pet friendly homes specially designed for renting with a roof terrace for community events, on-site property manager. Apartments are priced from £1,195 pcm with no agency, admin or referencing fees.



For more information please contact be:here Hayes on 0203 845 4796 or visit


As tourism spend rises, wealthy Brits snap up Spanish properties

As tourism spend rises, wealthy Brits snap up Spanish properties

  • Record-breaking 82 million foreign nationals visited Spain in 2017 (UNWTO)
  • Average spending rose by 13% (Jan-Nov 2017, Tourist Market Barometer)
  • Brits spent more money in Spain accounting for 17.4 billion euros in total (Tourist Market Barometer)
  • British buyers shell out more on dream Spanish homes (TWE)

While Spain received a record-breaking 82 million visitors in 2017 (UNWTO), overtaking the US as one of the world’s most visited countries; an achievement reinforced by a rise in tourism spend.

According to the Tourist Market Barometer, the average spending of tourists to Spain rose 13% between January and November 2017 compared to the previous year with British travellers, without surprise, among the biggest spenders. In total, British tourists spent about 17.4 billion euros in Spain, up 8.2% compared to the same period in 2016 while average spending per person reached €1.054 (Tourist Market Barometer).

Indeed the tourism industry has been an important driver of Spain’s economy over the decades, benefitting from the increase of cheap flights delivered by low-cost airlines and affordable accommodation.

However, Spain’s success in attracting international tourists has also prompted the question whether the country’s low-cost tourism sector can survive?

Indeed, the low-cost tourism model remains so popular that Spain welcomed only 10% of the wealthiest travellers in the world (Tourist Market Barometer). And as local authorities set out ambitious plans to tackle the issue of mass market tourism, Taylor Wimpey España, which celebrates its 60th year of operations (1958-2018), is proudly delivering high quality homes for discerning visitors.

“It is fantastic to see Spain’s popularity continues to flourish, we have certainly received a great number of enquiries from international visitors looking to experience all that this wonderful country has to offer. I do believe however that it is important to ensure that popular destinations in Spain such as Costa del Sol remains a sustainable coastline which is why we are focused on delivering quality homes in quality locations for generations to enjoy.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España


In terms of budgets, Taylor Wimpey España has seen a rise in spending on quality homes from Brits. December 2017 saw the sixth consecutive month of growth in sales to British buyers for Taylor Wimpey España with the majority of transactions made at the upper price point of €450,000 and beyond, a trend never seen before.

With a view to Brexit in April 2019, British buyers are splashing out more on Spanish properties to secure the right home for either their retirement or the perfect holiday.

“Affluent British citizens are looking to place their money outside of the UK, in Spanish property, with view to Brexit in April 2019. Spain is deemed a safe heaven and we expect to continue to see greater number of purchasers at this higher price point.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España


New penthouse and duplexes in the Grand View residential complex is an outstanding example of second homes in the upper price bracket, popular with British buyers. Priced from €420,000 + VAT, penthouses are comprised of 3 generous bedrooms with communal gardens and swimming pools, a spectacular solarium and panoramic views of the prestigious Asia and America golf courses in the valley of Mijas on the Costa del Sol.

With all the advantages of privacy and high quality, the new residential complex has everything to attract potential buyers without a doubt.

For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972. 



With studios in demand, PBSA providers are more invaluable than ever in 2018

With studios in demand, PBSA providers are more invaluable than ever in 2018

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  • Record 30,000 UK student beds were delivered in 2017 (Cushman & Wakefield)
  • Nearly half of new UK PBSA beds are studios (Cushman & Wakefield)
  • Quarter of the student population from outside the UK (Cushman & Wakefield)
  • Majority of Collegiate residents opting for solo students are Chinese nationals

With a total investment spend forecast to reach £5.3 billion in 2017, the purpose-built student accommodation sector (PBSA) represents strong opportunity for both investors but also to tackle the chronic undersupply of student housing in the UK.

To answer the ever-growing demand, a record 30,000 new student bed spaces were delivered in 2017 according to Cushman & Wakefield in their Student Accommodation Report 2017 with supply dominated by the private sector.

Luxury student accommodation provider Collegiate is one of the leading private contributors to the development of the sector. In recent years, it has delivered 20,000 beds across UK 30 cities and with a further 6,100 PBSA beds in the pipeline.

In recent years, the range of PBSA offerings has grown sensationally but Collegiate has noted that studio flats in particular have soared in popularity – a trend also observed by Cushman & Wakefield who recorded a 106% increase in studio bed spaces since 2014.

2018 is again likely to see an explosion in the provision of this type of accommodation as 43% of all new PBSA beds are studios, mostly delivered by the private sector.

For its brand-new development Crown House which opened September 2017 in Sheffield, Collegiate saw demand for its presidential solo studios markedly higher than standard rooms with all solo studios already sold out for the 2018/19 academic year.

“With comfort, cleanliness, privacy and security, our studio bed spaces offer value and style of living students have been used to before they leave home. Living in a studio allows them to focus on their studies and that’s the priority for their parents, the majority of which pay students’ rent. Thus, without a doubt, I believe that this trend of solo living will continue in 2018.”

Heriberto Cuanalo, CEO, Collegiate


The trend of studio living is most likely driven by students coming from outside the UK who want to make the most of their student experience abroad. The Cushman & Wakefield report shows clear evidence of the importance of foreign students reminding that nearly one quarter (23%) of the student population are from outside the UK.

This growing interest for PBSA units from foreign students is also witnessed by Collegiate which reports that 26% of its residents are from China with demand for studio schemes driven by the outstanding service it offers to international students.

The benefits of living in studio accommodation provided by Collegiate are significant as it is designed to maximise space and light, providing ample room to study and rest with privacy.

Take Collegiate Edge Apartments in Birmingham for instance. Its high-spec studio apartments, priced from £205.00 per week, come with state-of-the-art kitchens that add flavour to every meal and contemporary study stations to help residents focus.

Professional interior designers are also employed to deliver a stylish and modern look and feel to both the accommodation itself and the communal areas. The amenity spaces from the study rooms through to the in-house cinema and outdoor terraces are also carefully crafted to create the ideal community environment.

The on-site concierge teams are also present to reassure residents, answer queries and deal with any maintenance issues in a timely fashion.

For more information and to book accommodation in university towns and cities across the UK and Europe, contact Collegiate on +44 1235 250 140 or visit  

Taylor Wimpey España celebrates 60th anniversary (1958 – 2018)

Taylor Wimpey España celebrates 60th anniversary (1958 – 2018)


2018 sees Taylor Wimpey celebrate its 60th year of operations in Spain.

A household name in the UK, Taylor Wimpey has spent the last six decades (1958 – 2018) selecting prime locations on the Spanish mainland and Balearic Islands, building attractive developments characterised by their quality, careful design and respect for the environment.

Today, the Spanish arm of Taylor Wimpey, which has reported steady growth in both international buyers and house sales, is contributing to Spain’s well-recovered property market with experts forecasting prices and sales to rise once again this year.

In 1958 Taylor Wimpey – known as “Taylor Woodrow” at that time – was already a prestigious developer in the United Kingdom when Frank Taylor, the company’s founder, spent his honeymoon on Mallorca. He and his wife, Christine, fell in love with the island and decided that Taylor Wimpey should also operate in Spain.

With the support of Jaime Ballester, they set up the subsidiary and built their first properties – Apartamentos Paraiso – in Canyamel, in the east of Mallorca. The development was comprised of 40 apartments across five blocks.

Over the years they extended their presence to other coastal areas – the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca primarily with the acquisition in June 1996 of the development Las Fuentes in Moreira and Los Castillos in the early 1990’s in Puerto Duquesa.

In 2007, Taylor Woodrow and George Wimpey merged to create the UK’s largest housebuilder Taylor Wimpey Plc and two years later its Spanish arm took the name of Taylor Wimpey España led by current General Manager Javier Ballester, son of Jaime Ballester.

During the 60 years since formation, Taylor Wimpey España has delivered more than 6,000 homes in its three current locations to buyers from over 40 countries worldwide. More than 3,000 homes have been sold on the islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, about 2,5000 homes on the Costa del Sol and more than 1,000 on Costa Blanca North & South.

Increasingly, today’s Taylor Wimpey España client is paying more attention to the developer’s brand and reputation for delivering than location, price or features.

One example of Taylor Wimpey España’s obsession with quality is the exclusive Marina Golf development located in the southwest of Mallorca. Priced from €549,000 + VAT, the last remaining golf townhouses have 3 with private terraces and gardens, surrounded by a solarium with views over the Santa Ponsa III golf course.


“Whilst it’s easy to say, it’s not so easy to deliver high quality homes which is why we are so proud of our Mallorcan developments. Operational since 1958, Taylor Wimpey España has been at the forefront of the island’s property market for almost six decades, securing the very best sites and building the finest homes for our clients. We are Mallorca and we are committed to ensuring a sustainable future for the island we call home.” 

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España



For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972. 

Dig the Davis Cup? Taylor Wimpey España serve up these ace holiday homes for tennis lovers

Dig the Davis Cup? Taylor Wimpey España serve up these ace holiday homes for tennis lovers

  • Davis Cup tournament begins Friday 2nd February 2018 on the Costa del Sol
  • Get the advantage with these townhouses with ace tennis courts (Taylor Wimpey España)

 From 2nd – 4th February, the world’s best tennis players will contest again at the Davis Cup tournament held in Marbella on the Costa del Sol with Spain competing against Great Britain.

The Davis Cup is one of the most important event in Marbella’s event calendar with the City Council, the Junta of Andalucía and Costa del Sol Tourism each contributing €150,000 to the event.

Indeed, although neither Andy Murray nor Rafael Nadal will be playing at the tournament this year, popular English player Kyle Edmund, who reached the semi-finals in the Australian Open just gone, will without doubt attract a large British attendance.

As Davis Cup excitement descends, people are once again inspired to pick up a racket and get swept up in the atmosphere and Taylor Wimpey España, which celebrates its 60th year of operations (1958 – 2018) has the ideal holiday homes with ace tennis courts, perfect to practice that backhand.

“For fans of the sport, properties with tennis facilities provide the ideal choice for a holiday home or retirement plans. Horizon Golf and Grand View for example is within La Cala Resort which features outdoor tennis courts perfect for a set or two. Spain’s plentiful sunshine and dry, warm days allow for visits throughout every season.”

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director, Taylor Wimpey España


Situated in the beautiful valley of Mijas, Grand View is Taylor Wimpey de España’s fourth development at La Cala Resort within the complex’s famous Campo Asia golf course. At La Cala Resort, beginners and experienced players will find their perfect tennis holiday as coaching programs are offered. With prices starting from €287,000 + VAT, the private gated development offers apartmentd all with two bedrooms minimum, two bathrooms and a cloakroom, and stunning panoramic views over the golf course and La Cala de Mijas.

Grand View features luxury finishes including fully equipped furnished kitchens, air conditioning, designer bathrooms, bedrooms with motorized blinds, and secure, fully lined wardrobes. Residents can reach the beautiful beaches of the Costa del Sol in just ten minutes, with Malaga airport only 30 minutes away.


For more information, please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit for more information. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 00 34 971 706 972.