2008 sees Taylor Wimpey celebrate its 50th year in Spain. In 1958 Taylor Wimpey was already a prestigious developer in the United Kingdom when Frank Taylor, the company’s founder, spent his honeymoon in 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, Taylor Wimpey España, and built their first properties in Canyamel, in the east of Mallorca. Over the years they extended their presence to other coastal areas; Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca. Taylor Wimpey España is currently present on the Costa de Azahar, Costa de la Luz, Costa Dorada, Ibiza and Menorca.
Taylor Wimpey has become specialised over five decades in residential tourism, selecting privileged enclaves on the Mediterranean coastline to build charming housing complexes, characterised by their quality, careful design and respect for the environment.