John Wybor, Dip Arch RIBA
Studied Architecture at Leeds Metropolitan University, post graduate design thesis recognised by national award.
Post qualification worked in the public sector then private practice. Responsible for the design of large industrial, residential, retail and commercial office projects in the UK, Middle East and Europe.
Work recognised by RIBA Awards for Architecture, Civic Trust Awards, Concrete Society Awards for Industrial projects. Work also exhibited at Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – Architecture.
A long-standing interest in construction process and off-site manufacture working closely with key clients in re-thinking the construction process.
Founded Eco Res in 2013 following realisation that the design and construction industry was not set up to deliver sustainable / affordable building solutions.
A particular interest in the design and delivery of highly sustainable yet affordable residential accommodation. Adopted design and construction approaches based on research into North American and Scandinavian best practice.
Designed and delivered the first accredited Passivhaus scheme in England working with BRE.
Student residential accommodation, Carnegie Village, Leeds Beckett University.
Produced masterplan and development brief for the first net zero carbon student residential scheme in the UK – 3000 rooms at Hertfordshire University, project cost £130M.
Martin Kelly MIoD
Studied Architecture at Leeds Metropolitan University and started architectural practice in 1977, construction company in 1981 and commercial estate agents in 1983. Sold business in 1985 and joined reginal housing association.
Appointed Deputy Chief Executive in 1990 of Regional Housing Group and Group Chief Executive of National Housing and Community Social Enterprise in 2002 with an annual turnover of over £100m.
Responsible for the introduction of sustainable housing using modern methods and off-site construction from Canada.
Became interested in energy efficient, off-grid housing and embodying the principles promoted within the ‘Circular Economy’ whilst at university. Also have a long-standing interest in disrupting the British construction industry by driving down waste, time and cost.