Barratt London is once again encouraging children across the capital to think about taking a more sustainable approach to Christmas this year.  

The housebuilder, which is building a range of new homes at its Hayes Village development in Hayes, has donated 120 replantable Christmas tree saplings to pupils at Cranford Park Academy. 

Sarah Evans, Principle at Cranford Park Academy, said: “We are all striving towards a more sustainable lifestyle, and we welcome this donation from Barratt London to help our children do their bit to become greener.  

“It’s a festive take on sustainability, and we look forward to seeing the children’s trees grow!”  

The campaign has been set up to highlight Barratt London’s own approach to sustainability, having committed to becoming the first housebuilder to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, to building net zero carbon homes by 2030, and to purchasing 100% of its operational energy from renewal sources. 

Pupils will be able to take home their sapling trees to be enjoyed for many festive seasons to come and they will serve as a reusable alternative to single use cut or plastic trees.  

The campaign is a timely encouragement for children and families to think about how everyone can take small steps towards protecting the environment and reduce waste during the gift-giving season. 

Ed McCoy, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt West London, commented: “Taking a more sustainable approach as we build new homes remains our top priority and it is something we are acting on now.  

“This is the second year we have run this festive campaign at schools near to our developments and it serves as a reminder to make more environmentally considerate options.  

“The campaign aligns with our own sustainability targets, including a 29% reduction of carbon emissions by 2025.  

“We hope the children and their families enjoy planting and caring for their trees.” 

Barratt London is building over 1,500 new homes at Hayes Village in Hayes, a few miles away from Cranford Park Academy.  

Residents will enjoy a new 300m canal-side realm, canoe club store and pontoon, allotments, nine acres of landscaped parks open to the community, a residents' gym, a planned café, a 200m running track and outdoor exercise equipment and a 1.5km trim trail featuring areas to play, exercise, relax and enjoy public art. 

Furthermore, all properties benefit from electric vehicle charging points and heating that is powered by centralised low carbon technology. 

For further information about Barratt London or the homes available at Hayes Village, please visit or call 0330 057 6666.