Theresa May visits Barratt Development following Help to Buy announcement

Theresa May visits Barratt Development following Help to Buy announcement

Barratt’s Chief Executive David Thomas hosted the Prime Minister at the company’s Scholars Green development in Walkden.

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, visited Barratt Homes’ Scholars Green development in Walkden this week (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 she 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 Barratt’s Chief Executive David Thomas and were given a tour of the site by the firm’s Regional Managing Director, Bernard Rooney and local Managing Director, Neil Goodwin. They also met Rebecca Coulton and Christopher Leyland who used Help to Buy to secure a home of their own at Scholars Green.

The Prime Minister said: “I was delighted to visit Barratt Homes’ Scholars Green development to meet Rebecca and Chris who have been able to use Help to Buy to buy their first home. Help to Buy is helping tens of thousands of people access home ownership but it’s also helping to drive construction of the homes we need and the creation of vital jobs and investment in local communities.”

David Thomas, Chief Executive of Barratt Homes said, “It was excellent to be able to discuss with the Prime Minister how this funding will benefit people across the North West and further afield, as well as show her and the other Ministers the work we are doing in Manchester to deliver high quality new homes.”

Image: Theresa May and Neil Goodwin Managing Director for Barratt Manchester entering the show home at Scholars Green.

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