Living Space Housing has expanded its construction team with the appointment of Martin Gaffney as project manager for its flagship Malvern Oaks development in Cradley, Herefordshire.
The affordable housing specialist launched to the market in 2019 and is currently constructing seven residential developments across middle England, with a number of additional sites in the planning system.
The combined construction value of its development portfolio is in excess of £72m, which equates to 580 affordable houses, apartments, and bungalows.
Background: Martin Gaffney
Martin Gaffney joins Living Space from St. Modwen Homes, where he was a project manager for a number of high-profile residential schemes in the West Midlands and London.
Prior to that he was a project manager for Birmingham-based Seddon Construction, where he delivered care homes, schools and commercial property schemes.
Gaffney has won LABC Built in Quality Awards and was a finalist in the CIOB’s construction manager of the year competition in 2017.
He has extensive experience of complex projects, programme management, and procurement.
He is also skilled at stakeholder management and engagement, possessing excellent relationships with local authorities and the NHBC.
Shane Robinson, Production director of Living Space Housing, said: “We are thrilled to have recruited Martin to join the team.
“He has exceptional insight and experience of complex projects, which three of us in the Living Space management team have seen first-hand, as we have worked with Martin at previous companies.”
Martin Gaffney, project manager for Living Space Housing, said: “I am really pleased to join Living Space and get stuck in with the delivery of the final phase of Malvern Oaks in Herefordshire.
“The team is very supportive, and it is clear to see the potential for career progression, given how rapidly the business is expanding.”
Malvern Oaks is a six-acre development site featuring 32 homes being delivered on behalf of Stonewater for affordable rent and shared ownership, together with 19 open-market properties.
Located off Pixiefields in the village of Cradley, the £12m scheme benefits from views of the Malvern Hills.
The development comprises a total of 51 two-, three-, and four-bedroom family homes and bungalows.
Image: Martin Gaffney, project manager, Living Space Housing
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