Katherine Kitchener has been made Willmott Dixon regional head of land and development for the North to support levelling up plans
The appointment of Katherine Kitchener as Willmott Dixon regional head of land and development arrives just in time for the company’s appointment to develop the Spindles Town Square in Oldham.
Working with both public and private sector organisations, Kitchener will accelerate town centre regeneration projects by leveraging funding, unlocking challenging sites and providing the extra capacity that can bring projects to site more quickly.
Expertise in residential development
Kitchener has significant experience in the field having worked for 15 years in the residential sector development.
In joining the Willmott Dixon specialist team, Kitchener will provide essential expertise to help public sector organisations across the country unlock the opportunities coming from the Government’s Levelling Up agenda.
Her expertise comes in the form of asset and development management and support with funding solutions and land sourcing.
Richard Sterling, Willmott Dixon’s national head of land and development, said: “Kat’s extensive experience will be a real asset to our local authority partners in the North as we work with them to deliver the regeneration opportunities that will drive future prosperity within our communities. Her knowledge of town centre regeneration will help accelerate the plans we are seeing being developed across towns and cities.”
Regeneration of the North
Willmott Dixon has an extensive portfolio of town centre regeneration projects in the North, including:
- the £60m project to deliver 242 apartments and a Hampton by Hilton hotel at Upperbanks in Rochdale
- the £39m Rochdale Riverside retail and leisure development completed in 2020
- it is also currently on site with the multi-million-pound transport interchange and residential development in Stockport – part of a £1billion investment in the town centre
- recently handed over its renovation of the iconic Globe Theatre on Stockton-on-Tees’ High Street