Buyers are being offered an opportunity to secure a slice of history at Taylor Wimpey's Grand Union Village community of new homes.

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  • Canal View marks the last chapter in the visionary regeneration of the site, which has been associated with Taylor Wimpey for more than 70 years.

    It was acquired in 1942 as the British headquarters for Taylor Woodrow (the major house building and general construction company which merged with rival George Wimpey in 2007 to create Taylor Wimpey) and at its peak was home to 1,000 employees. The 54 acre site has now been transformed into a thriving development of new properties in Northolt, nestling alongside the Grand Union Canal.

    Christine Scarborough, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, said: "The vision for Grand Union Village was developed 10 years ago following extensive consultation with local people, and has led to the creation of a sustainable urban village with a real sense of community. With 11 of the 12 phases now complete, the original masterplan for the regeneration of the site has been brought to life.

    "It's not very often that the opportunity comes along to secure a contemporary new home in a location with such a proud heritage."

    As headquarters for Taylor Woodrow, the site housed offices, a vehicle service yard, construction plant storage, an apprentice training centre, a private sports club and activities such as concrete segment manufacture for the Channel Tunnel and construction research and testing, for example, of wind turbine blades.

    The heritage of the site is reflected in the street names of Grand Union Village. Apprentice Way, for instance, recognises the 400 apprentices who trained on site, while Arcon Drive is named after the subsidiary company Arcon, which built 42,000 prefabricated homes after the war.

    There's a portfolio of one and two bedroom apartments ready to reserve now at Canal View, where prices start from just £169,950.

    Each home features a contemporary open plan kitchen/living/dining room, bedrooms, a main bathroom and a handy storage closet located off the internal entrance hallway.

    Selected two bedroom apartments have ensuite facilities to master bedrooms, with many plots enjoying scenic views of the Grand Union Canal.

    Footpaths, bridges and cycleways afford the area a relaxed pace of life, while the new marina at Grand Union Village boasts a range of shops and places to eat.

    Northolt and Greenford underground stations provide easy connections throughout the city, and residents of the development can also participate in a car-share club.

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