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Barratt Manchester’s Pride in the Job success

4 of our site managers won Pride in the Job Awards in 2018 which demonstrates our commitment to delivering the highest quality of homes and striving for excellence across all aspects of construction. A huge congratulations to Sean O'Regan- Hillside Central, Craig Hancock- College Gardens, Jim Thompson- J One Seven and Steve Jordan- Scholars Green. The NHBC Pride in the Job Awards recognise the highest standards in housebuilding, with winners selected from more than 16,000 site managers working on sites across the country. We've picked up more awards than any other housebuilder for fourteen consecutive years, Leading Construction continues to be…

Barratt Manchester’s Annual Golf Day raises over £16,500 for Francis House

On Friday 20th July this year we hosted our charity Golf Day and Sportsman’s Dinner in aid of Francis House, our chosen charity of the year. 72 golfers swung into action on the 18 hole golf course at Mere Golf and Country Club, with a total of 150 guests attending the evening dinner. Sub-contractors, business partners and work colleagues contributed towards an impressive total of £16,510.74 which was presented by Finance Director Mike Cleary and Commercial Manager Matt Paul to Fund Raising Manager Peter Forster and Deputy CEI Rachael Taylor. The charity golf day was just one of the many activities undertaken by divisional staff to raise money for Francis House.…

Barratt Manchester donates £2000 to local Armistice Project

Barratt Manchester recently donated £2,000 towards the Longridge Cluster School’s Armistice Project. The ‘Longridge Cluster Schools Armistice Project’ involves 500 children and adults from the Longridge Cluster Schools working together to perform a show in Preston Guild Hall called ‘Armistice’. The show, written by Barnacre Road Primary School Head Teacher – Simon Wallis, will be performed on November 11th 2018, which marks the centenary for the end of The Great War. The performance aims to tell the story and remember the key events of the conflict through music, dance, drama, poetry and visual arts and will culminate with an act…

BARRATT MANCHESTER’S SWEET TOOTH RAISES CASH FOR FRANCIS HOUSE

Staff at Barratt Homes Manchester have been tucking in to treats in a bid to raise money for 'charity of the year' Francis House Childrens Hospice. Tony Heywood, Company Buyer opened ‘Tony’s Tuck Shop’ in early 2017 and hasn’t looked back since, raising £5,555 in the last year by selling the nations favourite snacks to hungry employees. Francis House provides a home from home where families can receive professional care, support and friendship for children with life limiting conditions. Tony said: “I decided to set up the tuck shop as it was an easy way to raise money and I knew that staff in the office would get involved!…

BARRATT MACHESTER’S BRIGHT IDEA FOR GARSTANG PUPILS

Pupils at Garstang St Thomas Church of England School have received bright bag tags and hi-viz vests from Barratt Manchester to help them stay safe and seen when travelling to and from school. We donated 30 hi-visibility bag tags and 30 hi-visibility jackets to the school which is located near to our development, The Links on Preston New Road in Garstang, for the school’s pupils to wear while walking to and from school, making them easier to be seen in the dark. Michaela Lancaster, Sales Director, said: “We want to urge pupils to keep safe and seen on the roads, and our…

St Martins View road naming a tribute to former site

A new road name has been unveiled at our St Martins View development in Rochdale, which pays tribute to the history of the site. The development was built on the site of the former Whipp and Bourne Factory, suppliers of marine switchgear for major ships, such as the Titanic, Ark Royal and the Royal Yacht Britannia. The new road leads from the main Manchester Road in to the development and has been called Ark Royal Avenue. We built 138 new homes at St Martin’s View, which sold out last year. The road names were chosen by Rochdale Borough Council, local Councillors and…

Barratt Manchester holds Story Telling events at schools in the North West

Stories were brought to life in front of the eyes of pupils, thanks to storytelling events at Barratt Homes’ developments Quernmore Park, Lancaster and J One Seven, Sandbach. School children were invited to the developments for a day of magical storytelling which was hosted in one of the show homes, to mark National Storytelling Week.   We invited professional storyteller's, both members of the Society for Storytelling, to spend the day at the developments, telling stories to the pupils and engaging them in the literature. The awareness week ran from 27th January to 3rd February and aims to unite both children and adults in…

Barratt Manchester swings into action for Francis House

On Tuesday 15th August this year we hosted our charity Golf Day and Sportsman’s Dinner in aid of Francis House, our chosen charity of the year. 96 golfers swung into action on the 18 hole golf course at Mere Golf and Country Club, with a total of 150 guests attending the evening dinner. The dinner was hosted by Karl Kirkpatrick the former Super League Referee, from Stockton on Heath. Karl was joined by Britain’s Got Talent comedian and impersonator, Les Gibson from Liverpool. Sub-contractors, business partners and work colleagues contributed towards an impressive total of £26,419.40 which was presented by Finance Director Mike Cleary…

Prime Minister visits Scholars Green, Walkden

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, visited our Scholars Green development in Walkden on Monday 2nd October following the announcement that the Government will invest a further £10 billion to support the Help to Buy scheme. Mrs May was in Manchester for the Conservative Party Conference, and was joined at the development by the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid. They met with Chief Executive David Thomas and were given a tour of the site by our Regional Managing Director, Bernard Rooney and Managing Director, Neil Goodwin. They also met Rebecca Coulton and Christopher Leyland who used…

Hawley Gardens encourages safe driving through kids posters

School children have designed a collection of road safety signs that will be displayed around the Barratt Manchester development, Hawley Gardens in Thornton-Cleveleys. The children, aged between five and 13, entered their drawings in to our competition and the winning five designs, have now been printed and are proudly displayed in open spaces at our Hawley Gardens development. The initiative comes after recent research commissioned by road safety charity Brake and insurance firm Churchill, showed that half of all drivers in the UK admit to breaking 20mph speed limits. A poll of 2,000 motorists found that 52% have driven faster than 24mph in restricted areas…