More than 100 jobs to be supported in Andover as housebuilder, David Wilson Homes announces ambitious plans for the year
In a major boost to the region’s economy, leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes has announced plans to create more than 250 new homes in Hampshire and West Berkshire this year, underpinning over 500 local jobs.
A total of 68 new homes will be opened at the housebuilder’s Locksbridge Park development near Andover this spring, supporting 136 jobs in the area. With the company predominantly employing local sub-contractors and tradesmen, local businesses and people will benefit directly from the jobs.
“Schemes such as Help to Buy and the new Help to Buy ISA have not only boosted the number of first time buyers purchasing homes; they have created movement across the entire market,” said sales director Rob Allen. “We’re seeing demand for new homes expand very quickly, with interest from rightsizers, investors and first time buyers alike. The new sites we’re opening over the next 12 months means there will be more choice for all of these homebuyers.
“And it’s good news for the local economy as in addition to the local construction jobs underpinned by building the new homes, the local people who move into the new housing will also spend their wages locally. It’s an extra boost for the region’s economy.”
To find out more about homes at Locksbridge Park in Picket Piece near Andover, which features a range of three and four bedroom properties.