2008 highlights

Best architect-designed houses in the UK

Our Oxley Woods development won yet more prestigious accolades. We received a Housing Design Award, a RIBA award and the Manser Medal for the best architect-designed houses in the UK.

Building Disney's home of the future

Taylor Morrison's Innoventions Dream Home opened to the public at Disneyland Southern California in 2008. We expect around 17,000 individuals to visit our technological home of the future each day.

Energy-efficient homes reduce carbon emissions

A recent Taylor Wimpey study showed that our standard homes can use 55% less energy, save 65% in heating, lighting and hot water bills, and generate 72% less carbon dioxide emissions than an older home.

EcoHomes award winner

Glasdir in Ruthin, Denbighshire won the BREEAM EcoHomes 2008 award for Wales and is the first development in Wales to be built to the EcoHomes Excellent standard.

Awards for our best site managers

We won 51 Quality Awards, 10 Seals of Excellence and two coveted Regional Awards in the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2008.

High levels of employee commitment

Taylor Morrison scored in the top 10% or top 1% of North American companies for each of our four key areas of employee satisfaction.

Safety remains a top priority

We implemented a major new behavioural safety campaign in the UK and a comprehensive new health and safety programme for all North American Divisions.

50 years of building homes in Spain

Taylor Woodrow de EspaƱa celebrated the Company's 50th year of building homes in Spain. The Company has built around 4,000 homes in the Balearics and in mainland Spain since 1958.