In a major boost to the economy in the region, leading housebuilder Barratt Homes has announced it will open five new developments in the Bristol area this year creating around 700 new homes and underpinning more than 2,000 local jobs.
Following a successful year at locations across the region, Barratt, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, plans to lay the foundations for new communities in Patchway, Stonehouse, North Chippenham, Filwood and Melksham.
Supporting local jobs
“Wherever we build new homes, we make a point of employing local sub-contractors and tradespeople wherever possible,” said sales director Andrea Pilgrim. “And that means extra work for people and businesses in the surrounding area.
“Our decision to construct so many new homes is based on the response we’ve received from buyers over the past 12 months. Demand is increasing, and we’re pleased to be providing even more choice for local buyers, and for those from further afield, by opening new developments over the coming year.
“And it’s not only local tradespeople and homebuyers who will benefit because those who move into these new homes are likely to spend their money on goods and services from nearby businesses. It’s great news for the economy here.
“We’re keen to help even more buyers in the region take their first steps into the property market or move to a larger home, so we’ll be offering a number of schemes such as Help to Buy designed to do just that.”
For more information about new homes across the region, please visit barratthomes.co.uk