Barratt announces plans for 12 new Scottish sites

Douglas McLeod

BARRATT Developments has revealed plans to open 12 new sites across Scotland during the course of 2018, creating 2280 new homes.

The business, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, said it will also increase its investment in land, as it looks to acquire and develop up to 16 new sites over the next year.

Barratt added that the new sites will underpin over 6200 existing jobs and support around 100 new jobs in Scotland.

New developments include Brae of Yetts in Kirkintilloch, Preston Square in Prestonpans and The Fairways in Drumpellier.

Last year Barratt opened 14 new sites across Scotland with a total of 2500 new homes for sale.

Douglas McLeod, regional managing director for Barratt Developments in Scotland said, “Despite some regional differences in market conditions across Scotland, the economic fundamentals are still favourable towards house building. 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.

“The quality of our homes and our high levels of customer service are key to our ongoing success. Our NHBC Pride in the Job Award winning site managers and our HBF five star status demonstrate our credentials and, more importantly, reflect the importance we place on putting our customers first. We’re looking forward to another strong year in 2018.”