Northampton-based housebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes South Midlands is continuing its positive work to support local employment, by underpinning over 2,060 new jobs in the Midlands and South East.
This includes supporting hundreds of jobs thanks to its plans to build more than 1,000 properties across Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire throughout the year.
2021 is an exciting year for the developer, in which new sites in Barton Seagrave, Duston, Wellingborough, Ramsey and Needingworth will be launching.
Alongside this, a new phase will be coming to its existing development Romans’ Edge in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire.
As the housebuilder typically sources local contractors and subcontractors, a total of 2,060 new jobs have been created across the four developments.
John Dillon, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “As the leading housebuilder, we have an obligation to provide support and facilities for the local community. This can take the form of open spaces for wildlife, playgrounds for children, beneficial amenities for residents or charitable donations for the wider community.
“However, the sheer amount of jobs that are underpinned from the very early stages of development right up until our sales staff leave the site, provides a crucial boost to the local economy. We hope that our continued plans to develop the region should support employment through what has been a difficult time for Britain, and well into the future.”
The addition of a housing development in a growing town increases footfall in the local areas and also provides vital services to those passing through. Even during the construction stages, workmen will often visit local café’s and shops – instantly increasing their customer base.
John added: “As the pandemic continues to disrupt the local economy, it is more important than ever to shop local. Businesses in rural areas have been hit hard by Coronavirus and hopefully by bringing a wider customer base to these locations, we can help support the businesses most heavily affected.”
For more information on Barratt and David Wilson Homes, please visit www.barratthomes.co.uk or www.dwh.co.uk.