The increase reflects both the health of the local housing market and an upswing in the regional economy.
The 260 new roles will be across all disciplines from skilled construction roles such as bricklayers, electricians and landscapers through to head office support positions.
Barratt Developments North East also continues to make a conscious effort to support the local environment. During 2016, 22,700 trees or shrubs were planted or retained on developments, with 99% of construction waste being recycled.
Scott Martin, managing director of Barratt Developments North East, commented: “The North East is the home of Barratt Developments, so it is great to be able to give back to the local economy.
“We’re pleased to be able offer hundreds of new jobs to people across the region and are committed to investing in local people to help us continue to provide high quality homes. We expect the demand for housing to continue to grow, allowing us to develop much-needed new homes in the area and the creation of even more jobs.”
Barratt Developments PLC completed 17,319 new homes in the year to June 2016, making it the biggest housebuilder by volume in Britain. Their site managers have won more awards for quality workmanship in the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards than any other housebuilder for the last twelve years.
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