July 12, 2024

Barratt David Wilson Homes Exeter reveal contribution to the UK’s economic output

Local homebuilder Barratt David Wilson Homes Exeter division has built more than 500 new homes in and across Devon, Cornwall and parts of Somerset in the last financial year – of which 120 homes were affordable – contributing over £87 million to the UK’s economic output.


The achievements are highlighted in a new report, which also measures the housebuilder’s social and economic footprint in the region during 2022. This includes:


  • Supporting 928 sub-contractor or supplier companies to create local employment: a total of 1,233 direct and indirect jobs due to a total spend regionally of over £86 million
  • Donating over £12,000 to local charitable causes, with over 80 hours of local employee volunteering
  • Reducing CO2 emissions and construction waste against targets and adopting 99% of sustainably certified timber
  • Creation of 10.5 hectares of green space – equivalent to nearly 25 football pitches
  • Hiring 14 graduates, apprentices and trainees on various employment programmes
  • Investing nearly £16 million on physical works to benefit local communities, such as highway and environmental improvements and community facilities
  • Contributing over £5 million into local contributions including Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy


The company also retains its strong commitment to biodiversity with hedgehog highways, bat boxes and swift nesting boxes amongst some of the features built into all its developments as a matter of course and nine sites with identified Biodiversity Net Gain requirements ahead of legislation.


Nicki Reid, sales director for Barratt David Wilson Homes Exeter, said: “In 2013, Barratt produced the first socio-economic footprint report by a housebuilder. Transparency around our social and economic impact within the counties and communities in which we build in is very important to us.


“We have always seen ourselves as more than a housebuilder and we are committed to continuing major contributions to society, supporting communities and good causes throughout the South West as well as protecting the local environment.”


The report on Barratt David Wilson Homes’ socio-economic footprint in 2022 was carried out by planning consultant Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP).


Barratt David Wilson Homes Exeter are building high-quality and energy efficient Homes across Devon and Cornwall. Including at Fairfax Heath in Tiverton, Berry Acres in Paignton, and Treledan in Saltash. Wherever you are in your new home journey Barratt David Wilson Homes is here to support you and offers a range of schemes including Part Exchange Guarantee and the Key Worker Deposit Contribution Scheme