Closing SP2017 Keynote Speaker:

ALLAN THOMPSON B.Sc., MRICS, LLB

Allan is currently Development Director of Tolent Living Ltd a specialist residential construction company working for both the public and private sector with a turnover of £35M largely created by the acquisition of Gentoo Construction by the Tolent Group.

Prior to this Allan held a number of senior positions at Gentoo Group including Managing Director of Gentoo Construction with a £60M turnover and before that Allan worked as Operations Director of Gentoo’s housing development arm Gentoo Homes which had a £350M new build housing programme to deliver 3,500 homes. 

A large number of the first homes built by Gentoo were low carbon built to various levels of the then Code for Sustainable Homes. This includes a 28 unit PassivHaus development which  on completion in December 2011 was the largest scale project of this nature in the UK and  low carbon developments  based upon traditional construction principles with homes to Code Levels 4, 5 and 6 (zero carbon).

 Allan also undertook government sponsored research and development into meeting the higher levels of the Code and has also worked on Gentoo’s low carbon retrofit initiatives for existing housing stock including Retrofit for the Future and PAYS (where Gentoo were one of only five national pilots).

SUSTAINABLE PLACES 2017 GUESTS WILL BE OFFERED THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE UK GENTOO PROJECT SITE, thanks to Allan’s support.