David Wilson Homes

David Wilson Homes

June 20, 2012 04:00 ET

DWH Set to Boost Local Economy

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 20, 2012) - Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes continues to do its bit for the economy with the announcement it will create 1,500 new jobs with the launch of six new developments.

First time home buyers and those looking to make the next move up the property ladder will be pleased to hear of the new sites launched by David Wilson East Midlands across Leicestershire.

Not only will there be the chance for many people to find new homes for sale, 1,514 jobs will be created in helping to build and sell the new homes.

David Wilson Homes will predominantly employ local sub-contractors and tradesmen ensuring local businesses and people gain direct benefit from the new jobs.

Philip Lacey, Sales Director at David Wilson East Midlands, said: "The Prime Minister has said again and again that one of the best ways to boost economic growth and get people working is through building more homes.

"The plans we are announcing today show exactly how that theory works in practice. We expect to launch six new sites in Leicestershire over the next year. These will provide 757 desperately needed new homes for local people at a time when there is a chronic shortage of housing.

"In addition to the local construction jobs created in building the new homes, the local people who move into the new housing will also spend their wages locally. This translates into a significant boost for local retailers at a time when concerns remain about the national financial picture. It's exactly what this area needs."

1. For further information about 'Barratt Developments' please contact Patrick Law on +44 20 7299 4892 or Liz Morley on +44 20 7379 5151.

2. David Wilson Homes is part of Barratt Group, which sold 11,171 homes in the last financial year, making it the biggest housebuilder by volume in Britain.

3. Barratt Group was named Housebuilder of the Year at the Housebuilder Awards 2011.

4. Barratt Group was awarded a maximum five star rating for the second consecutive year in the 2011 Home Builders Federation Customer Satisfaction Survey.

5. In 2011 site managers working for Barratt Group won the highest number of NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Awards for a record seventh consecutive year.

6. Barratt Group is the only housebuilder to guarantee the fixtures and fittings in place at the time of purchase of its new homes for five years.

7. For more information on the developments available across the country, visit http://www.dwh.co.uk/ today.

Contact Information

  • Barratt Developments
    Patrick Law
    +44 20 7299 4892

    Barratt Developments
    Liz Morley
    +44 20 7379 5151