Barratt Homes

Barratt Homes

March 29, 2012 12:35 ET

Housebuilder Boosting Local Job Prospects

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 29, 2012) - Leading housebuilder Barratt Homes promises to do its bit to improve local job prospects within the UK by continuing to build new developments.

Specifically Barratt Mercia has announced that it will be launching three new sites over the next six months. This will have the effect of creating hundreds of jobs for local people.

The new sites will be launching in Shrewsbury, Telford and Bicester in the final half of Barratt's financial year. In helping to build and sell the new homes over the lifetime of the new projects 914 jobs will be created.

Barratt has confirmed that local people will benefit directly from these new jobs, due to the policy of employing local sub-contractors and tradesman to conduct the work.

Steve Barton, Sales Manager for Barratt Mercia 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,"

"We expect to launch three new sites this year. These will provide 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 properties, the local people who move into the new homes for sale 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."

NOTES TO EDITORS:

  1. Barratt Group sold 11,171 homes in the last financial year, making it the biggest housebuilder by volume in Britain.
  2. Barratt Group was named Housebuilder of the Year at the Housebuilder Awards 2011.
  3. Barratt Group was awarded a maximum five star rating for the second consecutive year in the 2011 Home Builders Federation Customer Satisfaction Survey.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Images of a selection of developments are available to the media at http://www.barrattdevelopments.co.uk/barratt/en/media/mediakit/lib

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