Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes Mercia, based in Solihull, Birmingham, has built 609 homes in its operational area during the past year and contributed over £99.5m 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 West Midlands region over the past financial year (1st July 2017 – 30th June 2018).
The five star housebuilder covers Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, and the West Midlands.
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:
- Supported 1,646 jobs directly and through its contractors and suppliers.
- Directly employed 9 new graduates, trainees and apprentices
- Supported 370 subcontractor companies and 440 supplier companies.
- 90% of components used in the construction process were manufactured in the UK.
- Planted or retained 13,310 trees or shrubs on its developments.
- Spent £19.1m on local contributions including affordable housing sales and s106 contributions.
John Fitzgerald, David Wilson Homes Mercia’s 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 2017 was carried out by planning consultant, Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP).
To find out more information, please call the David Wilson sales team on 0333 355 8479 or visit: www.dwh.co.uk.