Who We Are

Simon Linford and Robert Pearson founded the company based on the belief that traditional house builders will continue to fail to deliver sustainable, affordable housing. This has to be one of the most important challenges that faces us in the twenty-first century and needs smart, forward thinking.

Simon and Robert had both run the same main contractor but fell out of love with contracting, and started C-Zero to pursue their zero carbon dream.

The opportunity to build the Renewable House at the BRE put C-Zero on the map, and this in turn led to the opportunity to commercialise that prototype at Long Meadow, Diss, a scheme that has pioneered forms of intermediate low cost home ownership, and responded to the challenges of delivering new homes in rural areas.

Czero’s heritage development business comes from Simon Linford’s passion for historic buildings, combined with an understanding of how to rescue and development founded on the experience at Linford Group.

Andrea Pearson is the third core member of the team. Andrea has a background in design management for a main contractor, able to understand how buildings are put together, and managing what can be quite a complex process of design and integration of building components and systems. She also has the all-important role of making sure Simon and Robert don’t do anything stupid.