Why a beautiful car deserves a beautiful home

If you’re wondering “why is a housing developer sponsoring Festival of Speed and talking about cars?” … let us explain.

There are two key factors to remember here. Primarily, we understand that a beautiful car, deserves a beautiful home. Secondly, our founders Rob and Julian are BIG Porsche fans. They even took part in a road trip across to Germany earlier this year.

“It was great to see not only the birthplace of Porsche and how it started as a design consultancy but also to see how today’s cars are made which gave us an insight into how we can improve our industry in both quality and efficiency. We are both passionate and invested in the Porsche brand so to see how we can take their learnings around product design and efficiency into our sites to create homes that people desire and where the quality speaks for itself”.

We pride ourselves on being community creators with a passion for amazing places to live. As one of the leading housebuilders in the south of England, we believe that Sussex is one of those amazing places. So, when the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed rolls around, we’re keen to take part and provide families with a hub for the day, a space to relax from the busy festivities and enjoy the (fingers crossed) sunshine.

Whether you drive a modified Porsche, a daily electric, or a family-sized people carrier – our homes are built to work in harmony with your lifestyle. However, should a treasured ‘weekend fun times’ car be one of your priorities – we get it. Steep driveways with uneven paths and narrow roads in an overpopulated area are all big negatives. In contrast, driving through a development that prioritises wide roads, ample square footage and accessible driveways is far more appealing. As part of the Thakeham difference, we ensure that all driveways are wide enough to comfortably fit two cars, no matter their make or model, plus all garages are also designed and built above industry standard, allowing for additional space. View all our current developments in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.

Combine that with the plethora of stunning driving routes in and around Sussex, and you are onto a winner. Of course, Goodwood not only provides motoring enthusiasts with a whole host of events throughout the year, but also some truly scenic winding roads in the surrounding area. Heading towards our Manorwood development in Surrey, while you may need to watch out for the narrow roads and high verges enroute, the countryside back roads provide any car enthusiast a warm welcome on a sunny Sunday.

If you’re attending Festival of Speed 2024, make sure to stop by the Thakeham stand at the startline footbridge. Not only is there a whole host of fun activities for the family including Scalextric, mini diggers and face painting – but we will also be hosting popular Porsche podcasters 9Werks on the Saturday!

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