Publicly owned land for the North Prospect development was provided by the HCA Delivery Partner Panel

Barratt has won the contract to build the first 250 homes of the North Prospect regeneration scheme in Plymouth.

Barratt Developments will also refurbish 60 existing homes for the newly established housing association Plymouth Community Homes.

The site is on publicly owned land and the scheme will be one of the first awarded as part of the HCA delivery framework panel.

Plymouth Community Homes used the HCA developer framework to assess Barratt’s bid.

Tim Larner, managing director of Barratt Exeter, said: “This is the first site for which Barratt has been selected through the HCA’s delivery partner panel and we look forward to many similar successes across the country in the coming months.”

Colin Molton, HCA director with responsibility for investment in the South West, said: “We are investing significantly in the North Prospect to support this vitally important regeneration project.”

Work is expected to begin on site in February 2011 and the first homes should be completed in the summer.