Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Thames, based in Watford, has built 668 new homes in its operational area last year and has contributed over £86 million to the UK’s economic output.
The achievements are highlighted in a new report which measures the housebuilder’s social and economic contribution to its operational region over the past financial year (1st July 2017 – 30th June 2018).
The five star housebuilder covers Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex.
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 revealed the housebuilder:
Supported 1,437 jobs directly and through its contractors and suppliers.
Directly employed 7 new graduates, trainees and apprentices
Supported 240 subcontractor companies and 360 supplier companies.
90% of components used in the construction process were manufactured in the UK.
Planted or retained 4,070 trees or shrubs on its developments.
Spent over £2.6m on local contributions including affordable housing sales and s106 contributions.
Simon Francis, Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Thames Managing Director, said: “As a five star housebuilder, we are very aware of the vital 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.
“This can be through anything including job creation, strengthening surrounding businesses or enhancing and protecting the local environment.
“We are very proud to be a major force in the growth and prosperity of the region, and look forward to continuing our work in 2019.”
The report on Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ Socio-Economic Footprint in 2018 was carried out by planning consultant, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP).