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House Builder announces plans to return to site in Whitby

House Builder announces plans to return to site in Whitby

Published by Matthew Pells at 5:52pm 1st May 2020.

Local housebuilder Barratt Developments has announced plans for a phased return to construction across a number of sites on the 11th of May, including it's development at Prospect Rise in Whitby.

The announcement comes after the creation of new working practices and protocols for employees and subcontractors to ensure the safe reopening of construction sites.

The housebuilder announced the closure of all sites in late March to support Public Health England’s guidelines to slow down the spread of COVID-19. 

The company says the implemented changes will include; alterations to signage, site welfare facilities and compounds, site access and walkways and also the presence of a nominated Social Distancing Marshal on all sites to ensure policy compliance. The housebuilder will also provide induction, training and support for its employees and subcontractors working on site during this time. 

Daniel Smith, Managing Director of Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, commented: 

“The safety of our employees, subcontractors and customers is our main priority so every precaution will be taken when our sites reopen later this month. The steps we have currently put in place comply with social distancing measures and are designed to minimise any risk to the health of our workforce. We will continually monitor the ongoing situation and respond in accordance with the Government’s advice. I would also like to thank all of our employees for their continued support during this challenging time.”

Upon construction restarting, the housebuilder will be prioritising the completion of homes that its customers have already exchanged or reserved.

In line with the lockdown retail regulations, sales centres and show homes will not be reopening. The company says it will continue to look after its customers remotely. 




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