Living Space Housing appoints new project manager

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Living Space Housing has appointed Martin Gaffney as a project manager to head up the delivery of its flagship Malvern Oaks development in Cradley, Herefordshire

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 Seddon Construction, where he delivered care homes, schools and commercial property schemes. He has accrued over 30 years’ experience in the industry, having also previously worked for Balfour Beatty, Frank Haslam Milan and Lovell Partnerships.

Gaffney has extensive experience in complex projects, programme management and procurement.

Heis also skilled at stakeholder management and engagement, possessing excellent relationships with Local Authorities and the NHBC.

Malvern Oaks development

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 picturesque village of Cradley, the £12m scheme benefits from enviable views of the Malvern Hills.

The development comprises a total of 51 two, three and four-bedroom family homes and bungalows. All but two of the homes for sale have already been matched with buyers, well ahead of the build schedule.

Rapid business growth

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, added: “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.”

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