Ruffley visits Baker Construction to see how local business fares in recession and tours their development for Havebury Housing

Monday, 14 September, 2009

David Ruffley MP will visit Baker Construction on Friday, 18 September to discuss the provision of public sector housing and then go on a site visit to Out Westgate, Bury St Edmunds where Baker Construction is building homes for Havebury Housing Partnership.

David Ruffley will meet Robert Baker whose grandfather set up the business over fifty years ago. Baker Construction now employs over 80 people. Their current workload comprises public sector housing and work for various parts of the National Health Service. They also specialise in listed buildings.

Baker Construction is currently working with Havebury Housing Partnership to create a large new residential area on the western side of Bury St Edmunds at Out Westgate. Thirty affordable houses will be built as part of this contract worth £2.9million.

David said:

'Baker Construction is a very successful local family company which has risen to the challenges presented by the current economic climate. I look forward to hearing how they have achieved this and seeing for myself the quality of their development for Havebury in Out Westgate.

'Their solid reputation is built on achieving high standards and this can be seen in their developments in and around Bury St Edmunds. Their current development for Havebury will soon provide excellent new homes for local people.'