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17 Dec 2021

Northstone breaks ground at Pemberton Colliery site

Northstone, the Northern-based homebuilder, has begun work on its fourth development at the former Pemberton Colliery site in Wigan.

This follows the approval of Northstone’s outline planning application in October 2020 and a further reserved matters application which was approved by Wigan Council in November 2021.

Tulach, meaning green place on a hillside, is 29-acres and will provide 268 energy-efficient two- three- and four-bedroom homes for both private sale and shared ownership, including a number of affordable properties.

As well as homes, Northstone will create a significant amount of green open space for the community, including a central village green, for the benefit of both new and existing Wigan residents. In addition, a new link road will be established, which will connect Billinge Road to Smithy Brook Roundabout, forming part of the wider M58 link road development scheme which is already underway.

With a focus on intuitive design and innovation, Northstone homes are created with residents in mind. Key features include smart technology which adapts to different routines, leading home appliances, and triple-glazed Velfac windows which keep homes warm and bills down. Homebuyers can also choose the ground floor layout up to a certain build stage to create their ideal space.

Craig Nutter, Operations Director at Northstone, part of Peel L&P, said: “When creating our communities we think carefully about how future residents will use the spaces – from first-time buyers to families and downsizers – as well as how we can ensure our homes are built sustainably for the future. This includes everything from smart home technology that automatically turns lights off to triple-glazed windows that keep heat in – it's about creating the conditions for people to make sustainable choices long after they move in.

“With the exciting redevelopment of Wigan town centre and the range of excellent transport links that connect the town to cities across the North West, this is an incredibly desirable area for buyers. We’re pleased to be underway at Tulach and look forward to sharing our progress over the coming months.”

Eurogold are currently on site carrying out land preparation works ahead of the build process commencing.

Tulach is expected to launch in summer 2022. For more information about Northstone’s communities, visit