Business expansion
United Kingdom
North East;
Location of affected unit(s)
Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and Middlesbrough
Construction Of Buildings And Infrastructure Engineering
Construction Of Buildings
41.2 - Construction of residential and non-residential buildings

600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
7 January 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


Construction company Barratt Developments will create 600 new jobs. The jobs will be created in the North East Division of the company which covers Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and Middlesbrough. Expansion of the workforce is required in order to build 628 new homes. This will mean that the workforce will increase from 1,600 employees at present to 2,200 during 2015. The jobs will include bricklayers, electricians, landscapers as well as support positions in head office. An upswing in the regional economy and health of the local housing market have been given as reasons as to why the company is able to increase its workforce by around two-fifths.



Eurofound (2015), Barratts Development, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 78134, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78134.