Housebuilder to create 1,232 jobs

House builder Barratt Developments Yorkshire divisions – East and West – which include the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, have confirmed plans to launch eight new developments later this year, which will support 1,232 jobs.

The sites located across the region will include homes in the town of Beverley and in the villages of Honley and New Waltham and will deliver 1,518 new homes, with the housebuilder “issuing a callout for bricklaying gangs” to join the business.

The new jobs will be across a range of disciplines, from construction trades such as bricklayers, electricians and landscapers through to head office support positions.

The developer’s plans come as the housing market remains buoyant and other housebuilders like Gleeson Homes are preparing to post profits above expectations.

In 2020, the Barrett delivered 1,061 new homes across Yorkshire, supporting over 4,460 jobs through its own business and that of its suppliers and subcontractors in the process.

This was supported by an £11m investment in physical infrastructure works such as environmental and highway improvements alongside £8.1m in community infrastructure such as local schools and transport.

Barratt Developments Yorkshire business has also committed to embracing sustainability and is working to support biodiversity across its developments. Last year it created 18.9 hectares of greenspace across the region. It is also committed to recycling its construction waste across active developments.

Daniel Smith, managing director of Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, said: “We are very pleased to be able to continue to contribute to the local economy and support a wealth of jobs within the region with the plans of our eight new sites.

“We are committed to investing and supporting local trades and look forward to working together to build even more quality new homes.”