Barratt to build 2,750 homes with local council in Wichelstowe, UK

22 January 2018 (Last Updated January 22nd, 2018 16:59)

Swindon Borough Council has collaborated with Barratt Developments, a property developer in the UK, for the construction of 2,750 houses in Swindon, England.

Swindon Borough Council has collaborated with Barratt Developments for the construction of 2,750 houses in Swindon, England.

The public-private agreement intends to extend the 250ha Wichelstowe development in the southern edge of the town of Swindon.

Swindon Borough Council strategic planning and sustainability cabinet member councillor Toby Elliott said: “This is a significant deal for the Council and for Swindon. The joint venture partnership will see us working closely over the long term with the UK’s biggest and most successful housebuilder.

“Our aim with Wichelstowe is to build a community that will be very attractive to live in, and with all the facilities nearby that people need and value.”

The project will create more than 1,000 jobs in the initial stages. Homes will be ready for residents in 2019.

“Our aim with Wichelstowe is to build a community that will be very attractive to live in, and with all the facilities nearby that people need and value.”

Wichelstowe development’s entire outline plan was approved in 2005 and nearly 800 houses have been constructed in the east Wichel area.

The development around the existing Wichelstowe area will include restoration of the Wilts and Berks canal.

Barratt Developments West Region regional managing director Chris Burton said: “We are extremely pleased to be moving the Wichelstowe development forward.

“This is a very important scheme and I’m delighted to report that we share Swindon Borough Council’s vision in creating an outstanding place to live for the people of Swindon and further afield.”

Barratt Developments sells homes under the brand Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes. It has built more than 450,000 homes since its establishment nearly 60 years ago.