Living Space Housing appoints new technical director

Solihull's Living Space Housing promotes Alex Jones to technical director in recognition of his role in expanding the business.  
Alex Jones, Technical Director at Living Space

Solihull-based Living Space Housing has promoted Alex Jones to the position of technical director, in recognition of the pivotal role he is playing in the continued expansion of the business.

32-year-old Alex Jones joined Living Space Housing 18 months ago from construction company Torsion Group, where he was a design manager. Prior to that, he was a design and build coordinator at Kier Living. He has a BSc in Computer Aided Design and Construction from the University of Wolverhampton.

Mr Jones is leading the technical management of all Living Space’s live and upcoming residential schemes. His remit includes developing drawings at the pre-construction stage, appointing and managing consultants, and being responsible for the day to day running of live developments. He is also skilled in remediating complex and challenging brownfield land.

Living Space Housing launched to the market in 2019 as a specialist in affordable homes. The company has grown at such a pace, it has been able to respond to the industry-wide issues of low output caused by the Covid-19 pandemic by ramping up production. Living Space has a total of 674 residential plots under control, representing a combined value in excess of £113million. The company is on track to deliver 12 developments over the next two years.

Steve Davies, managing director of Living Space Housing said: “Alex Jones has been instrumental to Living Space’s growth, by progressing all of our up-and-coming schemes through the design and pre-contract phases. He then continues to play a pivotal role within the wider team once we break ground and develop out each site. We are thrilled to recognise his expertise and commitment to the business by promoting him to technical director.”

Jones added: “I am really pleased that my work and contribution to the company has been recognised with this promotion. Living Space’s solid funding position is enabling a number of new sites to come on stream simultaneously and it will be exciting to be able to announce these to the market as soon as the deals have been confirmed.”

The vast majority of the homes Living Space builds are delivered to Registered Providers (RPs) for affordable rent and shared ownership. Approximately five per cent of the plots currently being delivered are being sold on the open market. Living Space sources the land, achieves Full Detailed Planning consent and builds the homes for the RP, enabling them to focus on the funding and management of high-quality homes for their residents.

Image: Alex Jones, courtesy Living Space.

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