Housebuilder contributes over £159.2m to the UK’s economic output

John Reddington

David Wilson Homes East Midlands, based in Bardon, Leicester, has built 732 homes in its operational area during the past year and contributed over £159.2m to the UK’s economic output.

The achievements are highlighted in a new report which measures the firm’s social and economic contribution to the Midlands over the past financial year.

The five star housebuilder covers Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Warwickshire.

Included within then company’s socio-economic footprint are key figures relating to its support for the housebuilding supply chain, local communities, environment, public services and employment.

David Wilson Homes has supported 2,900 jobs directly and through its contractors and suppliers this financial year, and directly employed 38 new graduates, trainees and apprentices. Moreover, the firm supported 630 subcontractor companies and 380 supplier companies and 90% of the components it used in the construction process were manufactured in the UK. It also planted planted or retained 29,200 trees or shrubs on its developments and spent £1.3m on physical works benefitting local communities.

John Reddington, David Wilson Homes’ East 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 2017”.

The report on David Wilson Homes’ socio-economic footprint in 2016 was carried out by planning consultant Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP).