Barratt Developments unveils plans for almost 2,500 new homes in Scotland
Barratt Developments has announced plans to build 2,480 new homes across 14 new sites throughout Scotland during the course of the year.
The housebuilder said the new sites will underpin over 6000 existing jobs and support over 200 extra jobs in Scotland, reflecting the continued demand for new homes in key locations. Barratt predominantly employs local sub-contractors and tradesmen – so local businesses and people will benefit directly from the jobs.
New developments to be launched in early 2017 include Weirs Wynd in Renfrewshire, Barratt @ Portobello in Edinburgh and Allan Park in Aberdeen.
The news follows a strong year for Barratt Developments in Scotland, incorporating both Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, during which it sold out on a number of successful developments including Verdant Walk in Edinburgh, Den of Pitfodels in Aberdeen and Kings Way in Renfrew.
During the course of the year (year ending 30th June 2016), the housebuilder opened 12 new sites across Scotland underpinning employment opportunities for 5,900 people. In total, the division built 1,556 homes, 49% of which were constructed on previously developed (brownfield) land. New sites launched last year include Westerwood Gardens in Dalkeith, Westburn Gardens in Aberdeen and Lauder Gardens in Strathaven.
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.”