Leading housebuilders Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes North Midlands, based in Nottingham, has built 749 new homes in the region during the past year and has contributed over £92 million to the UK’s economic housing output.

The achievements are highlighted in a new report which measures the housebuilder’s social and economic contribution to the Midlands region over the past financial year (1st July 2020 to 30th June 2021).

During this time, the housebuilder has built properties across its developments in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Warwickshire.

Included within the company’s socio-economic footprint are key figures relating to the company’s support for the housebuilding supply chain, local communities, environment, public services and employment. The figures show that the housebuilder:

  • Supported 1,377 jobs directly and through its contractors and suppliers.
  • Supported 466 subcontractor companies and 318 supplier companies.
  • Hired 20 apprentices, graduates and trainees on its programmes.
  • Created 15.01 acres of green space in the area for residents and the public to use.
  • Contributed £2.5 million locally including its Community Infrastructure Levy and S106 contributions.
  • Spent £9.5 million on physical works benefitting local communities including highway and environmental improvements and community facilities.

Mark Cotes, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands, said: “As a leading housebuilder, we are very aware of the pivotal role we play in helping to boost the local economy.

“We are committed to a strategy that includes leaving a positive and lasting legacy in the communities in which we build homes, be that through job creation, bolstering surrounding businesses or enhancing and protecting the local environment.

“We are proud to be a major force in the growth and prosperity of our region, and look forward to continuing our work in 2022.”

The report on Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes’ Socio-Economic Footprint in 2021 was carried out by Lichfields planning and development consultancy.

For more information on Barratt and David Wilson Homes and the properties it has available, call 033 3355 8472 for Barratt Homes or 033 3355 8473 for David Wilson Homes. Alternatively, visit www.barratthomes.co.uk or www.dwh.co.uk.