James Cowell is UK Technical Director of Elliott - An Algeco Company. Algeco is Europe and Asia Pacific’s leading business services company specialising in modular space.
James holds over 25 years’ experience in the research, development and design of buildings using Modern Methods of Construction. He is responsible for all technical activities within Elliott including delivery of project specific design, new product development and continuous development of products.
James is passionate about offsite construction and a great advocate of collaborative research and development. He has worked in collaboration with Keepmoat Homes to develop Ilke Homes first demonstrator modular housing project, this business now standing alone and having a manufacturing capability to deliver up to 2,000 homes a year. More recently, James was Elliott’s lead in the consortium delivering the IRUK funded SEISMIC project which aims to bring a harmonised superstructure to the offsite sector. SEISMIC is one of two systems pre-selected by the Construction Innovation Hubs Platform Design Open Call.