Barratt wins a deal worth £185m to build 1,400 new homes on former school sites in Scotland

Barratt has secured a deal to build 1,400 new homes, worth an estimated £185m in the place of nine redundant school sites in South Lanarkshire, West Scotland.

Group chief executive, David Pretty said: "Our West Scotland division is already one of the largest housing providers in Scotland and this important partnership project with South Lanarkshire Council will form a major part of its output forward for the next five years."

In total Barratt will build around 1,400 flats and houses, aimed at first-time buyers and starting at under £100,000. Construction firm Amec will be building new schools on or near the old sites.

Pretty added that new housing is essential to the region that is going through a period of historical renewal and transformation.

Disposal of the redundant school site is part of the wider upgrading and funding of educational facilities in Scotland.