Our heritage

Our heritage has seen us play a part in some of the UK’s most iconic projects and shaped the strong, sustainable business we are today.

Taylor Woodrow has a rich history in UK infrastructure spanning over 100 years. Operating across the energy, Highways and rail sectors our teams have played a part in landmark projects such as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and King’s Cross Station Redevelopment.

Eurovia Contracting North, South and SWH Contracting are synonymous with providing multidisciplinary engineering solutions as part of long-term frameworks. The team’s approach has always centred around building strong relationships.

Our integration in 2022 formed one team, providing both a strong regional presence of local people bringing local solutions alongside the ability to deliver major new infrastructure projects requiring complex engineering solutions.

The timeline below traces our history throughout the years.


  • 1921

    16-year-old Frank Taylor borrows £400 to build 2 houses in Blackpool. Too young to own a company, his uncle Jack Woodrow comes onboard to form Taylor Woodrow.

  • 1930

    The company diversifies its offering to include more general construction.

  • 1937

    Taylor Woodrow Construction is formed, delivering infrastructure projects throughout the UK with landmark wartime projects including a role in constructing the Mulberry Harbours used in France after the D-Day landings.

  • 2007

    Taylor Woodrow (homes) merge with George Wimpey to form Taylor Wimpey.

  • 2008

    Taylor Woodrow Construction is sold to VINCI plc.

  • 2009

    Norwest Holst Limited changes its name to VINCI Construction UK and VINCI plc consolidates its operations under the new company name.

  • 2011

    The Civil Engineering division of VINCI Construction UK is renamed as Taylor Woodrow in recognition of its world-class heritage in civil engineering projects.

  • 2022

    Taylor Woodrow, Eurovia Contracting North, South and SWH Contracting integrate to form one team delivering the projects that change people’s lives.

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