Yorkshire property development firm strengthen team with new hire

Andrew Jones

Norstar Real Estate, the Yorkshire-based property development company, has strengthened its team with the appointment of Andrew Jones as design director.

Jones, who has specialised in technical design in main line construction for more than 20 years, joins Easingwold-based Norstar from Galliford Try in the North East, where he was a freelance Technical manager.

He said: “Norstar is a really good fit for me. I left Galliford Try after five years to find a new challenge in an entrepreneurial environment and that is what Norstar represents for me. Although they are a relatively young company, they have achieved a great deal in a short space of time.

“I pride myself on being motivated and professional and I am confident that my strong design skills, combined with an extensive technical background and organisational skills, will bring together architects, structural engineers, building service engineers and other specialists sub-contractors to create co-ordinated and successful development projects.”

Paul Brown, Director of Norstar, said: “Andrew’s experience and expertise will be invaluable to us as we embark on and conclude developments across the Yorkshire region. He joins us at a very important time for the company.

“We are currently on site with residential projects in York, Whitby and Kirby Hill, near Boroughbridge, and will be soon starting on site in Sheffield and Andrew will be working across our whole portfolio, providing essential design and technical advice and leadership.

“We are a small but highly motivated team and we are delighted that Andrew has joined us,” he added.

Before Galliford Try, Andrew Jones worked for Quarmby Construction, Barr Construction and Ballast Plc.