Phil Summers is the co-owner of R-gen Developments, and is a board Member as well as the former Chair of City South Manchester Housing Trust. With over 25 years’ experience of project development, Phil has a passion for delivering sustainable buildings. His early career was spent in the voluntary sector with the Housing Corporation, Paddington Churches Housing Association, St Vincents Housing, and eventually as the Director of Development at Irwell Valley Housing Association. It was here that he developed his interest in ‘green’ architecture, and the added value that contemporary design and thought through public realms can make to urban neighbourhoods. He is a committed environmentalist and believes very strongly that buildings should have strong sustainable footprint that minimises the dependence on utilising energy from fossil fuels.