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Pandemic start-up appointed to Kent zero-carbon housing scheme

4 November 2020

Consultancy to work on Project Etopia homes

A consultancy practice set up by a CIOB member during the height of the covid-19 pandemic has been appointed by Project Etopia for a housing scheme in Kent. 

Project Etopia is the first housebuilder to reach carbon neutral status through its pledge to the UN Climate Neutral NOW Initiative and partnering with One Carbon World. The Kent scheme will deliver 50 zero-carbon residential homes in Eastry, just outside Sandwich and close to Canterbury. 

Kent Construction Consultants is a multidisciplinary practice delivering quantity surveying, project management and construction management services throughout the south east.

The consultancy was founded by Charles Kenward MCIOB (pictured), who has a 15-year commercial background in quantity surveying and has delivered complex schemes for clients such as Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island, as well as strategic developments for organisations and trusts such as Buckland Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Kenward has secured several key residential and commercial clients since establishing the independent practice in the coastal town of Westgate-on-Sea. 

“As residential demand increases throughout the UK, we are extremely excited to be partnering with the global sustainable housebuilder who think beyond normal construction methods to actually optimising how energy, construction and intelligent technologies can be integrated to ensure the end product is not only modern today, but for years to come,” he said.