A housebuilder which is set to launch six new sites in 2014 says it will be creating work for 500 workers.
Barratt Homes Northampton plans to launch five of the new sites across Northamptonshire - Rushden, Barton Seagrave, Brixworth, Crick and Brackley. Barratt says over 500 jobs will be supported in building and selling the new homes.
The company predominately employs local sub-contractors and tradesmen, so local businesses and people will benefit directly from the jobs.
“The Prime Minister has stated again and again that one of the best ways to boost economic growth and get people working is through building more homes,” said Alison Raine, sales director at Barratt Homes Northampton.
“The plans we have announced show exactly how that theory works in practice. We expect to launch six new sites this year. These will provide 274 desperately needed new homes for local people at a time when there is a chronic shortage of housing.
“In addition to the local construction jobs underpinned in building the new homes, the local people who move into the new housing will also spend their wages locally. This translates into a significant boost for local retailers at a time when concerns remain about the national financial picture. It’s exactly what this area needs.”
Alison said the new jobs weren’t the only piece of good news for people in the East Midlands in 2014. She said: “The really great news this year is the continuation of Help to Buy Equity mortgages, which means homemovers can get on the ladder with just a five per cent deposit, a 20 per cent equity loan, and a 75 per cent mortgage.”
Saxon Rise is a new development of two, three, four and five bedroom homes, located in Salt Pikes, Brixworth, which aims to provide 150 new homes over the coming months.
Lancaster Manor is new development located on Goulsbra Road in Rushden. Featuring a range of two and three bedroom homes, the development will provide 73 new homes over the coming months.
New developments are also coming soon to Brackley, Crick and Barton Seagrave which will together provide 104 new homes over the next year.
For more information on Barratt developments in your area call 0844 811 3399 or visit www.barratthomes.co.uk.