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Barratt to build more homes in Scotland

January 14, 2016

Barratt has revealed plans to raise the number of homes it constructs in Scotland, a plan that could support hundreds of construction jobs.

The firm is seeking to construct 1,420 new homes across 14 different sites, compared with 1,390 last year.

New homes will be built in locations such as Edinburgh, Haddington, Strathaven, Glasgow, Linwood, Aberdeen and Newmachar.

Regional director for Barratt Developments in Scotland Douglas McLeod said: “We have seen demand for new homes across Scotland remain high and our new sites will provide more choice for buyers looking to purchase in some of Scotland’s most sought-after residential locations.”

He added that the company is keen to ensure the developments take place in ways that maximise the benefits to the local community.

News of the plan comes in the week that Barratt published its latest trading statement, showing that its UK-wide tally of house completions in the second half of 2015 was up 9.4 per cent on the equivalent period in 2014.

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