J S Wright has strengthened its project management team after appointing Ashley Batty as Mechanical Project Manager.

Based at the company’s Birmingham HQ, Ashley will manage all the mechanical aspects of mechanical and electrical services projects, from preconstruction to completion, across the hotel, residential, social housing, student accommodation, leisure and commercial sectors.

With ten years’ experience in mechanical services, Ashley was previously project manager for another Midlands-based contractor.

His credits include project managing St George’s Urban Village, a mixed residential and commercial development in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

Ashley is currently working on the installation of engineering infrastructure systems for Stadia Three, the first residential element of Wimbledon Grounds, a new development of 632 homes and commercial space in Wimbledon.

The former apprentice, who lives in Stourbridge, was trained at South and City College Birmingham.

Managing Director Phil Leech said: “Ashley’s skills and experience will help us meet increasing demand for our M&E services from developers of multi-million-pound projects across the Midlands and the South East.”