New Barratt sites to provide jobs boost

Douglas McLeod

Barratt Developments is to open 14 new sites across Scotland this year, creating 2480 new homes and over 200 extra jobs. The firm said the sites will also underpin over 6000 existing jobs.

New developments to be launched include Weirs Wynd in Renfrewshire, Barratt @ Portobello in Edinburgh and Allan Park in Aberdeen.

Barratt said the news follows a “strong year” for the business in Scotland, incorporating both Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, during which it sold out on a number of developments including Verdant Walk in Edinburgh, Den of Pitfodels in Aberdeen and Kings Way in Renfrew.

Douglas McLeod, regional managing director for Barratt Developments in Scotland said, “Demand for good quality homes in desirable locations is still high across Scotland, and our ambitions for the year ahead are a reflection of our confidence in the housing market.

“We’re seeing strong interest across the property spectrum, ranging from first time buyers interested in our starter homes, to older homeowners looking to down size. We’ll continue to build homes which meet these varied demands.

“At the same time, our plans will allow us to continue employing and supporting local construction jobs across the Scotland, providing a boost to both Scotland’s economy and to local communities in areas where we are active.”