Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR)

Barratt Manchester Legacy Programme, Heritage Park, Silverdale, 2011


At Barratt Manchester they build and expand the community where their sites are located.


Heritage Park, Silverdale was formally a quarry and has now been turned into a development of 150 new homes being a mixture of terraced, semi-detached, detached and town houses.




Working in partnership with Newcastle under Lyme College they made regular site visits to Heritage Park, Silverdale for college students.  From these visits they had to complete key build stage skills called “skill challenges” which were then incorporated as part of the course. There was an incentive of an annual trophy award and vouchers to purchase tools awarded to the winning individual of the skills challenge.


To start the partnership off a seminar was provided to staff and pupils to introduce the team at Heritage Park, Silverdale and talk about the site set up and site programme for the development.


John McNulty, Construction Director and Phil Torr, Contract Manager were also invited to attend the employer’s breakfast meeting at the Newcastle under Lyme College as part of the National Apprentice week, where John spoke about the benefit of employing apprentices within the Barratt Group. Barratt Manchester currently employs 8 Apprentices, 6 Joiners and 2 Bricklayers.




A number of Contract and Site Managers commenced their career with Barratt as apprentices. Both the Division and Group can demonstrate the benefits of employing apprentices and how invaluable the experience gained provides career progression.


ART Plastering Systems Ltd worked alongside Barratt Homes Manchester offering technical information and specifications. Our quality tradesmen plastered the complete project. Even Silverdale Primary School have benefited from the development.  They are now proud owners of a Barratt Wendy House in their playground.  ART Plastering Systems supported Barrat Manchester with all works on this project. As part of our Corporate and Social Responsibility program to the local community we were pleased to provide the specialist labour, materials and the expertise to specification to make the Wendy House a habitable and safe environment for the children to play within.





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