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Montgomery joins Beattie Passive as design team lead

by Mark Cantrell
James Montgomery, design manager, Beattie Passive

Modular off-site construction firm, Beattie Passive has appointed architect James Montgomery to the newly created role of design manager.

The Norwich-based company is one of the pioneers of the Passivhaus standard for energy efficient buildings in the UK, and a member of the Passivhaus Trust, among others. It works with both private, public sector, and housing association clients.

A RIBA-chartered architect, Montgomery has over two decades of experience in architectural design and management, successfully delivering a broad range of award-winning construction projects for private, commercial and public sector clients.

These include the Cromer and District Hospital. He was the lead designer for the Norfolk Model 2FE primary school, and several Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools.

As design manager at Beattie Passive, Montgomery leads a team of in-house architects and architectural technicians. He works with external architects and clients, to ensure the vision for their project is delivered to Passivhaus standards, and with blue chip clients – working at strategic levels – on nationally significant sustainability projects.

As a designer and problem solver, Montgomery has a strong track record of listening and understanding the needs of clients, and producing award winning designs which exceed expectations.

He said: “I’m now doing Net Zero and Passivhaus, not just talking about it. I’m looking forward to working on a variety of interesting projects, from 3D volumetric modular, through to national infrastructure decarbonisations, Passivhaus healthcare and education solutions. All these offer our clients the benefits of the Beattie Passive Passivhaus solution, along with the reduced running costs and smaller carbon footprint required for a greener and more sustainable future.”

Ron Beattie, founder and managing director of Beattie Passive, added: “James is a talented architect with a very strong track record. We’re extremely pleased to announce that he’s heading up our architectural design team, as we have some exciting new large-scale Passivhaus projects scheduled in 2024.”

Main image: James Montgomery, design manager, Beattie Passive

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