Barratt set to open 14 new locations in Scotland this year


Barratt Developments, which includes both the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has announced plans to open 14 new sites, creating 2,316 new homes across Scotland during 2022.

New developments include Craigtoun, St Andrews, Mains Loan in Dundee and Newton Farm and Jackton Hall in South Lanarkshire.

As part of its new building programme, Barratt will also continue to increase its land investments, having secured and secured planning permission for new development at seven new sites over the past six months.

The company’s workforce has grown by 9% over the past year, and plans to grow further.

It is looking to recruit more apprentices, graduates and former members of the armed forces than ever before, to create more than 50 new jobs in Scotland to complement its team of 6,500 people, which includes both employees and subcontractors.

Doug McLeod

Douglas McLeod, Regional Managing Director of Barratt Developments in Scotland, said: “As a business, developing our talent is close to our hearts and we want to hear from young graduates interested in learning, as well as graduates and those who are looking for their next role.

“We are proud to say that many of our leaders responsible for managing and delivering multi-million pound housing developments started as apprentices.”

Long-term growth plans also include a goal to increase the use of off-site construction methods, while reducing the carbon footprint. This will be made possible by new investments in timber frame technology at Selkirk-based Oregon Timber Frame, which Barratt Developments acquired in 2019.

In addition to its core brand, Barratt will also continue to focus on developing the David Wilson Homes business in Scotland, with further expansion planned in the Northern region to Countesswells, Findrassie and Elgin.

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