Barratt Will Create Over 2000 Homes in Scotland

Barratt Will Create Over 2000 Homes in Scotland

Twelve new sites will be opened for the development of 2280 new homes across Scotland throughout 2018. Barratt Developments, which includes both the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, announced this home building programme together with its plans to develop up to 16 new sites over the year.

This decision follows a busy 2017 in which Barratt acquired 14 sites across Scotland that saw the development of 2500 new homes for sale. The sites launched last year are Weirs Wynd in Brookfield, Mains of Culduthel close to Inverness, and The Woodlands in Dalkeith. Additionally, a number of Barratt successful developments, including Harlaw Gait in Inverurie, The Elms in Kirkliston, and Wrestlin Walk in Kilmarnock, got sold out.

Over 6200 existing jobs will be underpinned and around 100 new jobs will be created due to this programme. The continuous demand for new homes in various locations across Scotland means that the company can employ local sub-contractors and tradesmen, so that the local businesses and people can benefit from these jobs.

“Demand for good quality homes continues to outstrip supply. As Scotland’s largest housebuilder, we remain firmly committed to helping address the country’s housing shortage, and playing our part in addressing industry-wide skills challenges. We are investing further in our award winning apprenticeships and recruiting and training skilled workers from outside of the building industry. To increase the efficiency of our build process, we continue to lead the way in using modern construction methods,” said Douglas McLeod, Regional Managing Director for Barratt Developments in Scotland.

Its success and commitment to quality continued to be recognised by customers and industry peers, being offered for the eight year in a row a maximum 5 star rating in the Home Builders Federation customer satisfaction survey 2017. Moreover, ten of its site managers were awarded at the Pride in the Job Quality Awards.

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