Local housebuilder reports significant contributions to Yorkshire communities in 2023

Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, which includes the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has reported significant social, economic and environmental contributions to the Yorkshire communities in which it builds over the course of the last year. This includes Hull, in line with its developments within the area.

In 2023, the homebuilder built 802 new homes across the region, supporting 1,631 jobs through its own business and that of its suppliers and subcontractors in the process. This boost to the local housing market and construction industry was supported by an £19.3 million investment in physical infrastructure works, including environmental and highway improvements, affordable homes and improved community facilities.

As well as investing £2 million in community infrastructure, such as local schools and transport, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East also made over £98,000 of charitable donations to support those in need during what was an especially challenging year for many.

2023 also saw the homebuilder reinforce its commitment to creating homes for nature as well as people. The business created 8 hectares of greenspace across the region, equivalent to 11 football pitches, to help support wildlife on and around its sites. Its commitment to environmental sustainability also saw Barratt Developments reduce its CO2 emissions by 27% against its 2018 benchmark and reduce its construction waste by 56%. 

Daniel Smith, Managing Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, said: “The statistics we’re able to report from the past year truly demonstrate our dedication to supporting Yorkshire’s people, environment and economy. As a five-star homebuilder, we’re proud to be leading the way in sustainable building across the region. We are thrilled to end 2023 having made such a positive contribution to the region, and are looking forward to building on these results in 2024.” 

Barratt Developments, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has multiple developments within Hull including Fleet Green in Hessle; Hesslewood Park in Hessle; Queens Court in Beverley; Minister View in Beverley; and Harrier Chase in Brough.