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Hungerford: Leading housebuilder invests in the southern region

By Dan Teuton
3 January 2018

Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes Southern, based in Hungerford, Berkshire, has built 737 homes in its operational area during the past year and contributed over £90.3 million 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 southern region over the past financial year (July 1, 2016 – June 31, 2017).

The five star housebuilder covers Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire.  

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 1,500 jobs directly and through its contractors and suppliers.
  • Supported 230 subcontractor companies and 410 supplier companies.
  • 90% of components used in the construction process were manufactured in the UK.
  • Planted or retained 2,662 trees or shrubs on its developments.
  • Spent £54.2m on local contributions including affordable housing sales and s106 contributions.

Paul Crispin, David Wilson Homes Southern’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 2018.”

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, call the David Wilson sales team on 08448 114333 or visit