September 18, 2020 Northern homebuilder and place maker, Northstone has appointed Joanna Allen as Head of Partnerships and Development to bolster its development team headed up by Development Director, Jonathan England. With extensive experience working within the affordable housing, construction and development sector, Joanna joins from her position as Head of Development at Tawd Valley Developments. Prior to this, she has fulfilled roles at Sovini Group, Barratt, David Wilson Homes and Aster Homes. Joanna will be not only heading up the delivery of Northstone’s commitment to delivering important social and affordable housing but will also be a key part of the development team. Joanna said: “The momentum at Northstone has been building and I’m excited to be joining the team at such a busy period as several developments move into public consultations, we approach start on site at Keld, Lancashire and go live with sales Silkash, Westhoughton.” Launched in October 2018 to create exceptional homes, stylish environments and places for modern living for future generations, Northstone is currently on site at its maiden development at Bolton Road in Westhoughton. Silkash will provide a mix of two, three and four bed-homes to help meet local housing needs while creating 160 construction jobs and apprenticeship opportunities to support skills and the local economy. Phil Wilson, Chief Executive at Northstone said: “As Northstone begins to expand with several sites now making progress either on site or at planning stages, it’s important we have dynamic and people-focused individuals within our team to see these schemes through. Joanna brings a wealth of housing experience and I’m thrilled to welcome her to the team. Joanna concludes: “As the Government launches its Planning for the Future consultation, I look forward to seeing how Northstone can contribute positively to these conversations by building beautiful and sustainable homes for a more neighbourly world and developing strong relationships with registered providers and local authority partners.” Northstone’s homes are led by thoughtful and modern design inside and out with super-fast broadband, electric vehicle charging capability and smart household technology to help residents significantly reduce their energy bills. Find out more about our Silkash site in Westhoughton, 150 two, three and four bedroom homes.