Birmingham-Based Industrial Developer Chancerygate Continues Growth With Development Manager Hire


Industrial developer and asset manager Chancerygate has appointment a development manager at its Birmingham office as the company continues to further expand its operations in the Midlands.

Rob Watts joins Chancerygate from commercial real estate agency, Avison Young, where he was mostly recently an associate director. He will be responsible for the management and successful delivery of a growing portfolio of developments in the Midlands, in line with Chancerygate’s growth strategy.

Founded in 1995, Chancerygate is the UK’s largest multi-unit industrial developer and asset manager and the only one operating nationwide across 23 sites ranging from Bournemouth to Edinburgh.

Commenting on his new role, Rob said:

“Chancerygate has burgeoned a fantastic reputation in the region and has real influence in the fast-moving Midlands market.

“Chancerygate has a clear growth strategy, which made it an easy decision for me to join the company. I look forward to working with Mark and the wider team to develop the Birmingham office’s pipeline of new developments.”

Chancerygate launched its Birmingham office in November 2018 and recently announced the acquisition of a 6.35-acre site in Colwick, Nottingham. The development will deliver 137,900 sq ft of industrial and warehousing space and has a projected gross development value of around £20m.

The Birmingham office is also developing a 31-unit scheme in Coventry in a joint venture with Bridges Fund Management. Named Holbrook Business Park, the site is expected to have a gross development value of £35m once complete.

Welcoming Rob to the company, Chancerygate development director and head of the Birmingham office, Mark Garrity, said:

“Rob has excellent knowledge of the industrial market and is highly capable in his approach to deals. His wealth of experience will enable us to significantly increase our presence in the Midlands.

“We can only achieve our ambitious growth strategy for the Midlands with people that share our vision of providing high-quality industrial and warehousing space. I am sure Rob will play a vital role in enabling us to do so.”

Chancerygate currently has up to three million sq ft of industrial space under construction or ready for development. In addition to Birmingham, Chancerygate has offices in London, Warrington, Bristol and Milton Keynes.

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