About Us100 Years of Taylor Woodrow

2021 marks 100 years of delivering complex infrastructure projects that change the face of society. A lot has changed over the years but our ethos of teamwork is as strong as ever, and together we have made a heritage to be truly proud of.

1921

1921

16-year-old Frank Taylor borrowed £400 to build 2 houses in Blackpool. As he was too young to own a company, his uncle Jack Woodrow came onboard Taylor Woodrow was born. Expanding into contracting and civil engineering in 1937, Taylor Woodrow Construction Ltd was formed and became the bulk of to company’s operations.

1940s

1940s

Projects included airfields, power stations and airport terminals. Most notably, Taylor Woodrow helped construct the Mulberry ports, used in France after the D-Day landings.

1950s

1950s

Taylor Woodrow constructed the world’s first commercial nuclear power station, Calder Hall.

1980s

1980s

Part of the TransManche Link consortium,  the team helped deliver the Channel Tunnel for client Eurotunnel.

1990s

1990s

Taylor Woodrow built the largest asymmetric cable-stayed bridge in Britain, the Flintshire Bridge, spanning the Dee Estuary in Wales

2000s

2000s

The team’s stake in landmark projects continued with the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. In 2008, Taylor Woodrow Construction joined the VINCI family when was acquired by VINCI PLC.

1921

2010s

The team has continued to make its mark on infrastructure in the UK, with projects such as the iconic King’s Cross Station Redevelopment; upgrading key London Underground stations such as Tottenham Court Road; and playing a part in the Crossrail programme which has spanned a number of years and included delivery of its Old Oak Common Depot.

2021

2021

100 years of Taylor Woodrow and our future looks brighter than ever. Our ethos of teamwork is as strong as it was under our founder, and it’s this that helps us build a sustainable future.