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17 Jun 2022

Three is the magic number: Triple win for homebuilder of the year - Northstone

In a night that saw the fusion of homebuilding with the Haçienda and celebrated the positive impact of regional homebuilders in communities; Northstone stole the show, winning a hat-trick of awards at Cowgill’s inaugural North West Homebuilder Awards, including the much coveted ‘Homebuilder of the Year’ award.

The North West Homebuilder Awards, acknowledged the achievements of small to medium sized homebuilders that help to improve communities and meet the country’s growing need for new homes.

Silkash, Northstone’s first neighbourhood in Westhoughton, Bolton and is home to over 100 residents; won ‘Larger Housing Scheme of the Year’ and was named as the winner of the ‘Sustainability Impact’ category.

The judging panel praised Northstone for demonstrating to the judges their “real passion and desire to create a community, with impressive attention to detail throughout the entire design process”.  The judging panel also commented that it was clear from Northstone’s submissions and the judge's visit to Silkash, that Northstone had a solid set of values that influenced every aspect.

Northstone is committed to long-term investment in communities and is helping to create better neighbourhoods and support for local groups, schools and charities.  As part of Peel L&P, Northstone has an aligned Sustainability Strategy, to create better places for people and the environment, helping to meet Northstone’s ambitions for a more prosperous, sustainable future for all; where people and places are matched with the opportunity to be the very best they can be.

Phil Wilson, Chief Executive at Northstone said: “Creating beautiful homes and sustainable neighbourhoods is at the heart of everything we do and we believe strongly in the long-term investment of our communities to build special places that people will love. We are proud to be doing things differently and that our new, new build concept is already catching people’s attention and being seen as a trailblazer within homebuilding.

“We would like to thank the judges for recognising Northstone’s innovative and creative approach and the impact we’re having across our North West communities to provide much-needed quality homes.”

Stuart Stead, Head of Property and Construction at Cowgills, added: “We were incredibly impressed with the effort that Northstone put into every aspect of the Silkash scheme and the remarkable passion that was clear for us to see.

“Winning one award was an achievement, but to take three awards is a demonstration of how fantastic the scheme is.  Well done to all of the team on this fantastic achievement.”

The judging panel for the awards brought together industry leaders: Stuart Stead - Head of Property & Construction at Cowgills; Alex Maxwell - Associate at Savills; Emma Richman - Director of Operations at Peaks Plains; Gavin Sorby -Managing Director at Buttress; Stephen Chalcraft - Legal Consultant at Bermans; Berit Rose - Senior Land Manager at Anwyl Homes and Carl Austin Behan - LGBT Advisor for Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

The awards were held at The Albert Hall in Manchester and were hosted by TV presenter Jenny Powell. The awards also featured performances from revolutionary genre-bashers - Mr Wilson’s Second Liners as well as legendary Haçienda DJ, Graeme Park. All proceeds made from the evening went to the UK’s children’s charity the NSPCC, the award’s official charity partner.

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