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Beattie Passive adds to project management, design, HR, and manufacturing teams

by Liam Turner
James Little, project manager, Beattie Passive

Passivhaus and modular construction specialist Beattie Passive has made a series of appointments in an effort to strengthen its project management, HR, and architectural design teams.

James Little, formerly of Elements Europe, Barratt London, and Berkeley Group, has joined the firm as a project manager and will be responsible for leading Beattie Passive’s Passivhaus and net-zero modular housing projects.

James has spent over 16 years at Sir Robert McAlpine, where he worked on a series of major commercial developments, including the Emirates Stadium in London.

Commenting on his new role, James said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Beattie Passive at such a pivotal time, both for the company and for the wider adoption of Passivhaus in the UK.

“I’m excited to work with a company that’s using MMC to deliver some truly groundbreaking net-zero and Passivhaus projects.”

New HR manager

Beattie Passive has also appointed Natalie Higgs as its new HR manager.

Natalie will lead recruitment, employee engagement, and health and wellbeing.

With production currently underway on several modular projects, and with more in the pipeline, Beattie Passive says it has been focussed on scaling its business to meet demand.

Natalie said: “I’m really looking forward to managing the HR department and supporting the workforce, who are at the heart of everything we do.

“Demand is driving expansion, so we’re making a big investment in people to ensure we can achieve our strategic growth objectives.

“Beattie Passive is a social value company, so creating employment opportunities is one of the major ways in which we have a positive impact in local communities, together with our efforts to ease the housing crisis, end fuel poverty and decarbonise the housing sector.”

Modular housing growth

To manage the increased workload Beattie Passive says it is experiencing, the firm has added another architectural technician to its in-house design team.

Dan Sanders, an experienced REVIT user, joined the company in April and is assisting on modular projects.

Dan said: “This is a fantastic opportunity and I’ve really enjoyed my first few months, getting stuck into a variety of architectural projects alongside the team.

“I’ve been very impressed by the Beattie Passive build system and how the team works to design these net-zero modular schemes to Passivhaus standard.”

Image: James Little, project manager, Beattie Passive

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