Barratt in major Scottish investment

Barratt in major Scottish investment

Barratt Developments has announced plans to open 14 new sites across Scotland buoyed by the strong new build housing market.

The project will see the housebuilder create around 1,420 new homes across the country, creating over 300 jobs.

The group predominately looks to employ local sub-contractors and tradesmen – so local businesses and people benefit directly from the jobs.

Last year alone Barratt opened a number of new sites across Scotland underpinning employment opportunities for 4,500 people.

Douglas McLeod, regional director for Barratt Developments in Scotland, said: “It’s good news for the Scottish economy not just in terms of supporting local construction jobs, but also through the generation of local revenue from new residents spending in local shops and on local services.

“We know the positive social and economic impacts that our developments can make and we’ll be working closely with all the communities in which we’re building, to make sure we maximise those impacts as we progress."

New developments planned for 2016 includes new sites in Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen, where homes are being released for sale this month.