Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes South Midlands, based in Northampton, has built 801 homes in its operational area during the past year and contributed over £118m to the UK’s economic output.
The achievements are highlighted in a new report which measures the housebuilder’s social and economic contribution to the Midlands over the past financial year (1st July 2017 – 31st June 2018).
The five star housebuilder covers Northamp-tonshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.
Included within the company’s socio-economic footprint are key figures relating to the company’s support for the housebuilding supply chain, local communities, environment, public services and employment. The figures revealed the housebuilder:
Directly employed 8 new graduates, trainees and apprentices.
Supported nearly 2000 jobs directly and through its contractors and suppliers.
90% of components used in the construction process were manufactured in the UK.
Planted or retained 28,320 trees or shrubs on its developments.
Spent £33.3m on local contributions and physical work benefiting local communities.
John Dillon, David Wilson Homes South Midlands’ Managing Director, said: “As a five star housebuilder, we are very aware of the vital role we play in helping to boost the local economy.
“We are committed to a strategy that includes leaving a positive and lasting legacy in the communities in which we build homes.
“This can be through anything including job creation, strengthening surrounding businesses or enhancing and protecting the local environment.
“We are very proud to be a major force in the growth and prosperity of the region, and look forward to continuing our work in 2019.”
The report on David Wilson Homes’ Socio-Economic Footprint in 2018 was carried out by planning consultant, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP).