Barratt Homes’ new West Yorkshire developments to support 300 jobs in 2017
11 January 2017
Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, which includes both Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, has announced plans to open seven new sites in 2017, creating a total of 900 new homes across the region.
The new sites will support 285 jobs and 15 apprenticeships across West Yorkshire.
The developments include Ashmeade Park in Pontefract. Helme Ridge in Meltham, St Oswald’s View in Methley and Templars Chase in Wetherby
Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes already have a number of developments siutated in West Yorkshire, including Bodington Manor in Adel, Garnett Wharfe in Otley and Hartley Brook in Netherton, Huddersfield.
The homebuilder predominantly employs local sub-contractors and tradesmen, meaning that local businesses and people will benefit directly from the jobs.
In the 2015/16 financial year, Barratt Developments supported 590 sub-contractor companies and 370 supplier companies.
Ian Ruthven, managing director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Yorkshire West, said:
"We’ve seen demand for new homes expand very quickly over the year and the new sites we are opening will provide more choice for local buyers.
“It’s also great news for the local economy - in addition to the local construction jobs underpinned by building the new homes, people who move into the new housing will benefit from Section 106 contributions made by Barratt to the local area.
“In the 2015/16 financial year we contributed over £14m to the areas surrounding our developments, which all goes towards facilities such as public open spaces, school and educational facilities, public transport measures, recreational facilities and boosting local healthcare, as well as many other projects.”