U+I appoints Development Director to spearhead major projects


Joanna Axon joins from Sellar Property Group

U+I, the specialist regeneration developer and investor, has announced the appointment of Joanna Axon as Development Director, growing its senior team as the company continues to deliver a significant pipeline of some of the most exciting and successful regeneration projects in the UK.

Joanna will be responsible for translating concept into reality on multiple major mixed-use projects. Joanna’s priority will be to drive commercial success for each development, overseeing the schemes through their entire life cycle, reflecting U+I’s respect for heritage and place and its values of imagination, intelligence and audacity.

With more than 20 years proven track record in commercial development projects, Joanna brings a breadth of expertise and relationships to the role. She joins from Sellar Property Group where she was a Development Director across mixed-use projects in London. Previously she was Director of Capital Projects & Development at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

Simon Hesketh, Director of Regeneration at U+I commented: “We’re thrilled to welcome Joanna to the team as we continue to grow and strengthen our senior management with new and diverse talent. It’s a truly exciting time for our business as we continue to deliver our £6 billion pipeline. The past 18 months have seen us expand this pipeline considerably with significant project wins in Manchester and London, so having the right skill set in place to deliver from design to completion is imperative.”




U+I is a specialist regeneration developer and investor. With a £6bn portfolio of complex, mixed-use, community-focused regeneration projects including a £200m investment portfolio, we are unlocking urban sites bristling with potential in the London, Manchester and Dublin city regions. We exist to create long-term socioeconomic benefit for the communities in which we work, delivering sustainable returns to our shareholders.