ISO finding the space to grow

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L-R: Ben Treleaven, Gregg Curtis, Carlos Howard and Martin Rowe

ISO Spaces is moving forward with four new recruits, internal promotions and a transitioning of the business.

Robin Van Der Bij has been appointed as head of construction, Harry Emery as graduate engineer and Lewis Griffin as an assistant project manager. Rhiannon Leopold has rejoined following a three-year gap, as a business sales administrator.

Meanwhile, Carlos Howard has been promoted to join the board as operations director, where he will sit alongside founders Ben Treleaven and Gregg Curtis as well as Martin Rowe, the company’s non-executive director (NED) and full-time corporate relationship director at HSBC.

In addition, MD Treleaven has accepted a position with Coastline Housing as a NED to support them in their efforts to combat the UK housing crisis.

It is this particular issue which has seen ISO Spaces transition from a supplier of modular buildings to a complete ‘turnkey modular contractor’, delivering design and build projects nationally.

Treleaven says this ‘volumetric’ construction is considerably more efficient and its flexibility allows it to be used across a range of sectors from hotels to social and emergency housing.

He explained: “The UK has been failing to meet its targets for new homes for a long time now, a situation that has only been exacerbated by the pandemic. Rather than an alternative form of construction, MMC (modern methods of construction) can be used to supplement tradition buildings and enable the UK to take a more holistic approach to hitting its housing goal.”

This evolution has already seen Truro-based ISO Spaces obtain planning permission for a new 92-bedroom modular hotel at Dover Marina.

The scheme, in partnership with Dover Harbour Board and The Electric Motel forms part of the Marina Curve regeneration project. With planning approved, the sustainable and pioneering project is already underway with a planned opening date of Easter 2023.