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Barratt David Wilson plc Head Office:

Barratt Developments PLC
Barratt House
Cartwright Way
Forest Business Park
Bardon Hill
Leicestershire LE67 1UF

Tel: 01530 278278
Fax: 01530 278279

Corporate Office:

Barratt Developments PLC
Kent House,1st Floor
14-17 Market Place
London W1W 8AJ

Tel: 020 7299 4894
Fax: 020 7299 4851

Barratt  Regional Offices


Barratt Developments plc. operate two well known national brands Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes. A regional subsidiary Ward Homes operates in the Kent and South East area.

Barratt started building new homes in 1958 with an office in Newcastle. In 1962, Lewis Greensitt, a Newcastle builder and Lawrie Barratt, an accountant, bought control of the company and embarked on a five-year expansion plan. They listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1968 and from 1972, Barratt initiated a programme of rapid expansion through acquisitions including Manchester-based Arthur Wardle and Janes from Luton, and the creation of new companies including the Kingsoak brand.

Barratt’s success can be attributed to it’s unrivalled marketing. Barratt are quick to introduce innovative and successful marketing strategies including part-exchange, shared equity, and "fees paid" deals. During the early 80’s Barratt was the first builder to use national television to advertise their new homes and offers with Patrick Allan and the now famous helicopter.

In the year end to June 1983 Barratt sold a record 16,500 new homes making it Britain’s largest house builder. In 1983 and 1984 Barratt was hit by two World in Action ITV documentaries, critical of timber frame new homes and it’s "starter" homes.  Two years later, sales had fallen by 50% and Lawrie Barratt abandoned timber frame construction and initiated a new product range that included larger detached homes. Margaret Thatcher purchased a new home from Barratt on a prestigious estate in Dulwich, South London.

Knighted in 1982, Sir Lawrie came out of retirement when the company was badly hit by the recession in 1991 steering the company through difficult times before retiring permanently in 1997.  He died on 20 December 2012, aged 85.

Barratt Developments plc now employ around 4000 people and operate from 25 divisions throughout the UK.

Barratt sales and marketting

In a major acquisition Barratt bought Wilson Bowden plc with it the David Wilson Homes brand for £2.7bn in April 2007 - just a year ahead of the market turmoil created by the "Credit Crunch." As part of the deal they also acquired Wilson Bowden Developments a commercial property construction and development company in the leisure, industrial, retail, and office sectors.

Barratt state that they "provide high quality, value for money homes for all market sectors, plus homes for rent and shared ownership, and are leaders in brownfield development and urban regeneration."

Key Directors:

Bob Lawson - Group Chairman 

Mark Clare - Group Chief Executive

Number of new homes built to financial year ended 30 June 2015  - 16,447

2014 - 14,838 : 2013 - 13,663

2012 - 12,637 : 2011 - 11,171

2010 - 11,377 : 2009 - 13,277


The site managers employed by Barratt Group have won the most NHBC Pride in the job Quality Awards for the ninth year in succession - winning 89 awards in 2014.

Number of NHBC awards per year (averaged over last eight years)

75 Quality awards 21 Seal of Excellence awards (including David Wilson Homes after 2010)

Homes per Quality Award ratio:

2015 - 203 homes built per award.

2014 - 167

2013 - 134

2012 - 173

2011 - 141

2010 - 139

The lower the number the better the quality

What their customers say:

Review links below to see what some customers think of their Barratt new home: wilson

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Barratt Regional offices:


Barratt Homes North London
Barratt House
Hertfordshire WD17 2AF
Tel: 01923 297 300
Fax: 01923 297 301

Barratt Homes Southern Counties
Barratt House
Walnut Tree Close
Surrey GU1 4SW
Tel: 01483 505 533
Fax: 01483 508 603

David Wilson Homes Southern
Norgate House
Charnham Park
Berkshire RG17 0YT
Tel: 01488 680 300
Fax: 01488 681 594

Barratt Homes Eastern Counties
David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties
Barratt House
7 Springfield Lyons Approach
Chelmsford CM2 5EY
Tel: 01245 232 200
Fax: 01245 232 260

Ward Homes
Barratt Kent
Weald House
88 Main Street
Kent TN14 6ER
Tel: 01959 568 400
Fax: 01959 569 064


Barratt Homes West London
Wallis House
Great West Road
Middlesex TW8 9BS
Tel: 020 8326 7100
Fax: 020 8326 7200

Barratt Homes East London
Central House
32-66 High Street
London E15 2PF
Tel: 020 8522 5500
Fax: 020 8519 5536


David Wilson Homes Southampton

Barratt Homes Southampton
Tollbar House
Tollbar Way
Hedge End
Southampton SO30 2UH
Tel: 01489 779 200
Fax: 01489 789 133

Barratt Homes Bristol
Barratt House
Almondsbury Business Centre
Bristol BS32 4QH
Tel: 01454 202 202
Fax: 01454 612 277

Barratt Homes Exeter
Barratt House
Hencock Road Central
Marsh Barton
Exeter EX2 8LL
Tel: 01392 439 022
Fax: 01392 216 104

David Wilson Homes South West
2nd Floor
Aztec Centre
Aztec West
Bradley Stoke
BS32 4TD
Tel: 01454 620460
Fax: 01454 207200

Barratt Homes South Wales
Oak House
Village Way
Cardiff CF15 7NE
Tel: 02920 544 744
Fax: 02920 544 745


David Wilson Homes East Midlands
Unit 1a
Forest Business Park
Cartwright Way
Bardon Hill
Leicestershire LE67 1GL
Tel: 01530 276 700
Fax: 01530 276798

Barratt Northampton
900 Pavilion Drive
Northampton Business Park
Northampton NN4 7RG
Tel: 01604 664 500
Fax: 01604 664 501

David Wilson Homes South Midlands
1a Fortune Close
Riverside Business Park
Northampton NN3 9HT
Tel: 01604 784 000
Fax: 01604 784 896

Barratt Homes North Midlands
David Wilson Homes North Midlands
Wilson House
2 Orchard Place
Nottingham Business Park
Nottingham NG8 6PX
Tel: 0115 900 7550
Fax: 0115 975 4650


Barratt Homes Manchester
4 Brindley Road
City Park
M16 9HQ
Tel: 0161 8720161
Fax: 0161 8552828

Barratt Homes West Midlands
60 Whitehall Road
West Midlands B63 3JS
Tel: 0121 585 5303
Fax: 0121 585 5304

Barratt Homes Mercia
David Wilson Homes Mercia
Building 2020
Meridian Business Park
Copse Drive
Coventry CV5 9RG
Tel: 01676 525 400
Fax: 01676 525 401

David Wilson Homes North West
303 Bridgewater Place
Birchwood Park
Warrington WA3 6XF
Tel: 01925 846 600
Fax: 01925 826 357


Barratt Homes Yorkshire East
David Wilson Homes Yorkshire East
6 Alpha Court
Monks Cross Drive
York YO32 9WN
Tel: 01904 617 660
Fax: 01904 673 292

Barratt Homes Yorkshire West
David Wilson Homes Yorkshire West
Vico Court
Ring Road
Lower Wortley
Leeds LS12 6AN
Tel: 0113 279 0099
Fax: 0113 279 0038  

Barratt Homes East Scotland
David Wilson Homes East Scotland
Telford House
3 Mid New Cultins
Edinburgh EH11 4DH
Tel: 0131 442 5700
Fax: 0131 442 5701

BDW  East Scotland limited

Blairton House
Old Aberdeen Road
Aberdeenshire AB23 8SH
Tel: 01358 741 300
Fax: 01358 743 858

Barratt Homes North East
David Wilson Homes North East
Barratt House
City West Business Park
Scotswood Road
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE4 7DF
Tel: 0191 298 6100
Fax: 0191 256 8341

Barratt Homes West Scotland
David Wilson Homes West Scotland
7 Buchanan Gate
Cumbernauld Road
Glasgow G33 6FB
Tel: 0141 779 8300

0141 779 8302

0141 779 8303

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