Barratt landmark in Inverurie

To mark the completion of their 400,000th home Barratt Homes have planted an oak tree at the firm’s Osprey Heights development in Inverurie.

Saturday, 5th July 2014, 7:00 am
Douglas McLeod, Regional Director for Barratt Scotland with Councillor Hamish Vernal and Councillor Richard Cowling

And the tree planting also marked the unveiling a new brand identity which is currently being rolled out across the country.

Reflecting the importance of green space, nature, and the ecology and biodiversity of new home developments, Barratt Homes will plant 400,000 trees and shrubs over the next 18 months in celebration of reaching this landmark milestone. 

Marking this, local councillors Hamish Vernal and Richard Cowling have kicked-off the initiative locally by planting the first oak tree in the area at the Osprey Heights development.

Barratt say that the oak tree is important to the brand; as well as representing its commitment to sustainability and planting, the iconic tree is at the heart of the UK’s leading homebuilder’s logo.

Douglas McLeod, Regional Director for Barratt Scotland, said: “Our ambition is to not only provide high quality new homes, but to build thriving communities in which people are proud to live. Contributing to the natural environment is an important part of this.

“By planting 400,000 trees and shrubs across the UK over the next 18 months we are demonstrating our commitment to preserving and creating green space at our developments as well as celebrating the massive contribution Barratt Homes has made to communities across the country by providing quality new homes.”

In May more than 150 prospective house-buyers waited for the launch of Barratt Homes Osprey Heights, outside the company’s Inverurie sales office, and by 1am, Barratt Homes’ sales team had seen more than 150 prospective customers and sold more than £5 million worth of homes.