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27 Feb 2019

Peel L&P launches Northstone and appoints new housebuilding management team

Peel Land and Property (Peel L&P) has announced Northstone as the brand name for its new housebuilding division following the appointment of a further three directors creating a five-strong management team.

The Northstone management team has collectively amassed almost 150 years’ experience in the housebuilding/property industry with Chief Executive Phil Wilson appointing Construction Director, Kevin Morris, Commercial Director, Craig Nutter and Design Director, Richard O’Brien, who join Development Director, Jonathan England. 

Kevin brings 35 years’ experience in the construction industry where, most latterly he was Construction Director for Mulbury Homes for five years. He will be focusing on the successful delivery of the Northstone product and overseeing procurement with the commercial team.  

Former Commercial Director for Bellway Homes’ Manchester Division, Craig Nutter, has been appointed as Northstone’s Commercial Director. During his time at Bellway he was instrumental in setting up the Manchester housebuilding region which delivered over 1700 units within the first five years. Craig brings a total of 16 years’ experience to the role and will oversee the commercial function of the business, being responsible for procurement, setting up the supply chain, working with subcontractors and identifying potential sites, as well as cost control. 

Over the past 40 years, Design Director, Richard O’Brien has overseen design for some of the most high-profile housebuilding brands in the UK, including David Wilson and Bloor Homes and was most recently Group Design Controller for the rapidly growing house builder Avant Homes, in the North of England. 

Northstone Chief Executive, Phil Wilson said: “We’re very excited to be welcoming our new and dynamic management team on board, who all have a strong track record in delivery. The launch of Northstone gives us the rare opportunity to work from a blank canvas to bring a fresh and unique product to the market which will be designed around the needs and behaviours of today’s modern occupier. Since the appointment of the team we’re really gaining momentum and very close to securing our first sites in Bolton, Haslingden and Barrowford.”

The team will be based in Northstone’s head office in Arrive, in MediaCityUK.