Chris Towers
Managing Director.

Chris has been MD of the Mercian Group for over 25 years, and during this period he has been responsible for delivering developments throughout England and Wales.

During the companies development pursuit it has seen the success of some complex projects that have required site assembly, relocation and redevelopment, working with Land Owners, Local Authorities, Funds and Occupiers. Dealing with all aspects of development and property acquisition covering legals, planning, PR and occupier liaison is the routine for each development opportunity.

In 1989 Chris took over as MD managing the development and investment portfolio, which was expanded to acquire some significant mixed use investments, some of which were created by Mercian’s development arm. In the last ten years the company saw significant growth in the nature and scale of its developments working in joint ventures with large established funds as partners or retained Development managera, seeking to enhance residual land value.

Hobbies include golf, cycling, skiing, walking and following daughters successful dressage career.

Andy Barton
Development Director.

Andy is an experienced Development Director and joined Mercian in 2008 having previously been in Director and senior management positions for two construction consultancy businesses and a national building contractor.

Andy is responsible for identifying and delivering predominantly mixed use schemes comprising of retail, leisure, residential and care. Andy draws on his contracting and consultancy experience to carefully manage each stage of the development process including land assembly and acquisition, negotiation of legal contracts with occupiers and purchasers, managing the professional team through the planning process and overseeing the construction delivery phases.

In his spare time Andy enjoys cycling, running, hiking (anything outdoors) music and cooking.