Audley English

Director , Buildeco Offsite Architecture

Audley graduated from the Architectural Association as the UK's first West Indian architect. He opened the first black-led architectural practice that designed innovative social housing, sustainable schemes, including the first rough sleepers' hostel, BREEAM's first excellent certified low energy housing scheme, London social housing grass roof scheme, plus winning design awards. The practice procured the first use of 'Construction Management' contracts for social housing projects. The term 'Modular Housing' was credited by the Architectural Journal to the practice's Newham scheme in the year 2000.   Audley's sustainable contribution is to reduce global warming from buildings, with an innovative MMC solution which demonstrates an alternative approach that brings change to the current thinking. This panellised MMC platform solution (P-DfMA) builds all types of buildings that are demountable with one of the lowest building carbon footprints. His company recently delivered their first defects free MMC social rented housing project. They were also recently appointed onto the Oxford MMC housing framework to deliver full turnkey futureproofed NetZero projects.  Audley sat on the development board of a London Housing Association, until his full term on the board was completed. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  Audley's architectural design team's recent awards include winner and finalist of the British Homes Awards Design Competition in 2017 & 2019 respectively. In 2021, Audley was awarded an Honorary Certificate from the Jamaican Prime Minister for Jamaica's Low Cost MMC Housing Design competition.