Mackenzie Byrne partners with OSG Architecture to expand the Sustainable Development Network


Mackenzie Byrne partners with OSG Architecture to expand the Sustainable Development Network

By Kit Million-Ross

Mackenzie Byrne has teamed up with OSG Architecture to bring its Sustainable Development Network (SDN) to Kent this autumn.

The development finance brokerage launched the SDN earlier this year, with the aim of reducing carbon emissions in the housebuilding industry.

As part of this, the network conducts quarterly breakfast meetings in London, providing a programme of presentations on sustainability for developers, lenders, and professionals, while also creating a space to cultivate sustainable collaborations between members.

Inspired by his presentation at an SDN meeting in July, OSG director Dan Town suggested hosting a meeting in Faversham, Kent — where the architecture firm is based — to allow developers and professionals in this area to benefit from the network.

As such, the next SDN breakfast meeting will take place on Thursday 17th November in Faversham, and will feature a presentation from guest speaker Greg Chant-Hall, operations director at sustainability consultancy Square Gain.

Dan commented: “With sustainability being such an important subject in the construction industry, our decision to collaborate with Mackenzie Byrne to support and grow the SDN was simple.

“The vision for the SDN aligns with OSG’s aspirations of sustainable architecture and design.

“The insight and collaboration with market leaders through the network, together with the keynote speakers, aims to drive the subject of sustainability to the forefront of all decisions and choices by our clients and contacts.”

Jake O’Leary, director of communications and sustainable finance at Mackenzie Byrne, added: “Our vision for the SDN has always been organic growth: we want it to grow and spread through the enthusiasm of its members and the collaborations it inspires.

“We’re therefore very excited about partnering with OSG and taking the network to Kent.

“We’ve got a great speaker lined up in Greg Chant-Hall and I’m looking forward to welcoming new members.”

Published in Development Finance Today, 4th November 2022