Barratt helps “meet the squeeze” on housing in Scotland

Douglas McLeod

BARRATT Developments has announced it delivered a £298 million boost to the UK economy for the year ended 30 June 2017.

During that period, the business, which includes both Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, built 1,708 new homes in Scotland and supported around 5,000 jobs.

As part of its housebuilding activity, Barratt said it has made £29.5 million in local contributions to help build local facilities and infrastructure in communities surrounding its developments, including seven new community facilities and the provision of 140 new school places.

The achievements are highlighted in Barratt Scotland’s latest Social Economic Footprint report, which measures the housebuilder’s social and economic contribution to Scotland over the past year.

Douglas McLeod, regional MD for Scotland at Barratt Developments said, “Market conditions have remained consistent throughout Scotland and demand for good quality homes remains stronger than ever, something which is yet again reflected in our socio-economic footprint. By building over 1,700 new homes, we have continued to help meet the squeeze on housing, helping more people move onto the property ladder, and helping others move up the ladder.

“Our activity continues to deliver a significant social and economic impact, supporting Scotland’s construction industry and delivering new infrastructure and services to communities across Scotland. I’m also proud of our environmental record, having maintained our commitment of safeguard the environments in which we build through, for example, recycling and reducing waste, tree planting and the creation of green spaces.”

The report on Barratt’s Socio-Economic Footprint in 2017 was carried out by planning consultant, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP).