Fiona-Astin

Fiona has over 20 years experience working in the Housing Association sector on the residential development side of the business.

As well as large scale regeneration and Section 106 projects, she has had a lot of involvement in community-led housing including co-housing and community land trust schemes.

Several schemes Fiona has worked on have received awards, including an RICS Community Benefit award for the Boscombe Library project in Bournemouth, providing a new public library, 18 affordable homes and incorporating a public art element, which attracted Lottery funding.

In 2007, Fiona was part of the Cambridge University Sustainable Business cohort – a Prince of Wales’ Business and Environment Programme initiative bringing together international business leaders to develop their understanding and approach to wider sustainability issues.

Having recently been appointed as a Design Council Cabe Built Environment Expert, Fiona is also a freelance consultant specialising in housing development and transformational change.