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John Garrett   (Project Co-ordinator)

After a long and varied career in IT, mostly as a systems analyst and project manager in the retail and manufacturing supply chain, John retrained as an energy assessor.  An active member of community and environmental organisations over many years, he is keen to find ways of eliminating carbon emissions from our built environment while preserving its character, as well as regenerating economic activity in our communities.  The choice of a solid wall building in a conservation area for the retrofit project raised a number of challenges, and he hopes that some of the solutions used in Ullet Road will assist in the transformation of our building stock, combating both climate change and fuel poverty. 

Tom Farrell    (Builder and Clerk of Works to the project)

After training as a shop-fitter over 50 years ago, Tom taught himself the skills of almost all trades in the building industry over the years, and delights in finding creative solutions to difficult technical problems.  Working independently, but with a loose-knit team of other contractors for assistance where necessary, he has specialised in the refurbishment of historic buildings, manufacturing windows and other timber components in his own workshop, making pediments and other ornamental features.   Committed to recycling old building materials, he ensured that most of the bricks and other materials removed in the course of refurbishment were cleaned up and re-used onsite. Tom is now enjoying a well-deserved retirement.

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Daniel Smith   (Director - Smith Young Architecture Ltd)

At the time that Daniel designed the plans for the retrofit of Ullet Road Eco Offices he was working with Mchugh Stoppard Architecture, a small, award winning design-led practice based in Liverpool. Daniel and partner Michael Young have now founded Smith Young Architecture Ltd

See their website here.

David Haime   (Quantity Surveyor - Modero Ltd)

Liverpool based Modero Limited formed in 2005 specialising in the provision of Quantity Surveying and Project Management services.

The range of services provided by the company has a specific emphasis on cost effective design through cost control and contractual advice from inception to completion.

We continue to work with several of the regions architects who are at the forefront of retrofit refurbishment and have many similar long-term associations with clients by the creation of excellent working relationships based on professional trust through regular, informative and responsible interaction.

Ullet Road Eco Offices? Finally a project where we can actually plug in the company Renault Twizzy!

Peter Holland   (Project CDM co-ordinator)

An experienced multi disciplined Senior Professional Project and Facilities Manager within in the public and private sector both as client and contractor.

Technical, commercial, personnel and financial management over a range of projects and total facilities management contracts within a varying property area portfolio.

Geoff Cunningham   (Energy Assessor)

Calibrate Ltd provides assessment and advice on the energy efficiency of domestic and commercial buildings.  Working with Ullet Eco Offices has been intriguing and fun … we wish them every success

website   http://www.calibrate.uk.com/

Chrissie Brown   (Administrator)

Chrissie became interested in the practical aspects of building when she was site representative for Lark Lane Housing Co-op, liasing with builders and architects on the refurbishment of her own home. She is interested in gardening, music, mathematics and Thorntons' Continental chocolates.

Geoff Morgan   (Building Services Consultant)

A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE),  Geoff Morgan has run Liverpool based Rodney Environmental Services for many years, and is a registered low carbon consultant.   In recent years, he has specialised in Heat Pumps, as their popularity has grown as a ‘green’ technology.  Unfortunately, he has had to  take out often large installations where their actual performance was nowhere near as good as manufacturers claimed, often costing the users more and producing more CO2 than traditional gas boilers.   As a result, he appeared in the BBC1 Series ‘Rip Off Britain’ and set up a company  www.ukheatpumpsolutions.co.uk  to help others mis-sold unsuitable heat pump systems.  He brought a welcome ‘Just because it calls itself green doesn’t mean it’s any good’ scepticism to the project, which we trust has given us a much better result.

Terry Gray   (Site Agent - T. Sloyan (Builders))

Carl Henshaw   (Commercial Manager - T. Sloyan (Builders))

Ian Madden   (Contracts Manager - T. Sloyan (Builders))

Ully the Owl   (Inspiration)

Ullet: noun A European owl (Syrnium aluco) of a tawny color; - called also uluia; a small or young owl.

Created by Gary Heritage of the Lead Window Company, Ully adorns the entrance to Ullet Road Eco Offices.

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