David Beckham visits
new homes in Pilton

20 July 2017

David Beckham took a break from Glastonbury Festival last month to celebrate the imminent arrival of 13 affordable homes to rent in Pilton, Somerset. Some lucky members of our development team attended, along with festival founder Michael Eavis and of course, plenty of press.

A gift of land and stone David Beckham visits Pilton, Somerset

The ex-footballer and global celebrity planted a tree at the site – named Maggie’s Farm – just around the corner from where the festival takes place. The rural homes are being built on land gifted to The Guinness Partnership by Michael Eavis and will be ready for our customers to move in later this summer.

Mr Eavis has given the land on condition that the homes will always be provided for social rent customers, ensuring they serve the local community forever.

Each of the 13 homes will have a wood burning fire and feature natural stone sourced locally from the Glastonbury founder’s quarry.

More rural homes

Combined with a development of nine homes in St Briavels in the Forest of Dean, this generous contribution means we’re currently building 22 much needed rural affordable homes in the South West – driving us closer to our target of building 2,000 new homes across England by 2018.