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Our People

The Directors of Eco-Res have between them over 100 years’ experience in the fields of sustainable housing and the co-ordination and management of multi –disciplinary delivery teams!

Identifying a shared vision and recognition that traditional British construction methods have failed to make use of appropriate advances in technology and engineering Martin Kelly and Martyn Hart co-founded Eco-Res to offer a 21st century building solution which is “future proofed”. Below is a brief summary of their significant career milestones to date.





Martin P Kelly, MIoD – Chairman/Interim Managing Director

Martin was joint founder of Eco-Res in 2010 having enabled the acquisition of the rights to the intellectual property of Dr Avi Freeman of McGill University in Quebec, Canada. As a result, Martin facilitated the first development of almost 500 student bedrooms which ultimately won the 2008 BREEAM award for multi residential buildings in the in UK.

Martin's career path has taken him from the establishment of his own architectural practice and construction management company in 1977 through numerous high profile and influential industry roles to that of Group Chief Executive of Accent Group. Accent Group is a national community investment business managing circa 20,000 homes and healthcare assets in excess of £1.6 billion. Whilst at Accent Group, Martin sought out new target markets which bolstered the Groups asset base by £500 million and increased revenue income from £40 million to over £100 million.

Martyn P T Hart FRICS Dip.QS – Development & Procurement Director

Martyn was joint founder of Eco-Res in 2010, and has been a Senior Partner of Telford Hart Associates (THA), Carlisle, Cumbria since 1983. Telford Hart are cost consultants and project managers operating across the public and private sectors regionally, nationally and recently going international with their involvement in projects in the United Arab Emirates. As Senior Partner at THA, Martyn has led his team on numerous Public Private Partnerships most notably in healthcare and education, such as West Cumberland Hospital (£90m) and Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross Schools (£300m) and various commissions from universities. Recently, the Practice has worked with a subsidiary of the Nuclear Development Agency to introduce a new contractor and design team to successfully return projects to within budget and programme timescales.