In 2011, Nazir A Asmal created Eco Homes to counteract the UK’s increasing housing shortages by providing local authorities with coded, eco-friendly, cost effective and sustainable homes habitable in just 12 weeks from order on existing land holding estates. The company provides a full service package that includes consultation, site planning, home design, home construction, the administration of internal modifications and home delivery.
Mr Asmal’s Eco vision was first conceived whilst working for 12 years as the Director for Property and Project Management Co LTD (PPMCL), specialising in property project management. Its duties and successes include recycling commercial estates, overcoming problematic sites, the buying of land for long term planning and converting client’s business ideas into commercial realities.
Mr Asmal is also the CEO for London Business and Investments (LBI), a London based firm set up in 2011 that specialises on inward investments to the Capital. Its projects include commodity trading on a global scale and lifestyle development projects in developing countries.
Having worked in business since the age of 16, Mr Asmal has obtained over 20 years experience in building construction and land development. Mr Asmal’s companies have a large East Midlands presence along with offices in London.
Planning – Tony Aspbury
Antony Aspbury is Chartered Town Planner with 37 years practice experience and a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
In 1983 he founded Antony Aspbury Associates Limited, town planning and development consultants. It acts for a wide range of public and private sector clients, including local authorities and other public agencies, landowners, developers, builders and operators. Amongst the latter are counted a number of major national and multi-national companies.
Since, he has established an outstanding professional reputation and has developed a large portfolio of diverse commissions throughout the UK.
He is past President of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the largest representative business organisation in the East Midlands. Prior to that, he was Chairman of the Environment Committee of the Chamber and past-Chairman of Newark Civic Trust.
Anthony is currently a Director Board Member of Nottingham D Limited, a partnership between the public and private sector formed to promote the economic development of the Nottingham conurbation. He is also one of the representatives of NDE on the Nottingham Express Transit (Tram) Partnership.
People – John Taylor
Property, Planning and Regeneration Consultant John Taylor brings over 30 years experience to the Housing UK Board.
A past leader of Nottingham City Council, a current Vice Chair of Nottingham City NHS PCT and a long standing Chair of Greater Nottingham Light Rapid Transit Ltd, John’s expertise has thus far proved invaluable to the organisation.
Technical – Sahid Asmal
Sahid has vast experience working alongside local authorities and managing and maintaining commercial property estates and business parks across the UK.
Specialising in property leases, property law, building construction, building codes and Architectural CAD drawings, his first home appeared on the Grand Designs Live show.
The building, currently on display at New College Nottingham, illustrates first hand Sahid’s design, developmental and prototyping capabilities to code 4 in modular building.