Service Director - Asset Management, Salix Homes
Paul Mooney is the Director of Asset Management at Salix Homes, a Registered Provider of social housing with over 8,000 properties in Salford, Greater Manchester. Paul has held senior management roles within asset management, compliance and development in social housing in North West England for over 25 years.
Salix Homes own 18 high rise residential buildings in Salford City amongst its property portfolio and therefore building compliance and the outcomes from the reviews of the Grenfell disaster are a key priority for Paul and his team. Salix Homes are part of the Governments Early Adopters Programme and Paul’s has developed early intervention opportunities for the sector and influencing policy makers at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, in relation to Dame Hackitt’s independent review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety.
To date, Salix Homes have been involved in Policy Design Trials with MHCLG on mandatory occurrence reporting, the development and testing of safety cases and the safety case report and Risk Priorotisation. Paul is also working with industry leads as part of the Joint Regulatory Groups Working Group 1 and with Greater Manchester High Rise Task Force in addition to being a member of the National Housing Federations Building Safety National Group.
Key messages coming from the Early Adopter Group so far is a need for the sector and industry to embrace a cultural of change in relation to providing buildings which are safe for residents, improving construction management and maintenance processes, the quality of management and reporting systems and the need for an improved, safe supply chain management process. The proposed changes within the Building Safety Bill are significant in terms of the design, construction, maintenance and occupation of high-rise buildings with improved mechanisms for resident engagement. Paul is confident the new Bill and Fire Safety Order will lead to the construction and maintenance of buildings which are safe for residents.
Outside of work, Paul is a keen but not very proficient golfer who also enjoys country walks and following his favourite rugby team, Sale Sharks RUFC.