About Chelverton

'Lasting businesses are built on friendship'

Chelverton is a specialist property development company, with an Investment arm, that enjoys an excellent track record for promoting schemes and obtaining planning consent for both landowners and retail occupier clients in the food and non food sectors. Recent schemes have included mixed use elements, especially residential, to meet the growing needs of the residential sector. These schemes are often demanding and complex whilst sometimes requiring innovative, creative solutions.

The Company is owned by Simon Morgan and Paddy Fox who became good friends whilst studying Estate Management at Oxford Polytechnic. Their friendship led to a working relationship that has already lasted for over 30 years.

Paddy Fox

Graduated from Oxford Polytechnic in June 1984 having spent 4 years as an Army Officer with the Royal Green Jackets having obtained his commission at the RMA Sandhurst.

Joined Donaldsons, Chartered Surveyors, in 1984 rising to become Partner in charge of out of Town retail development before he left in 1993 to form a new Company with Simon Morgan that was to specialise in food and non food development. Since forming the Company they have created significantly more than 100,000’s sq mts of food store and non food retailing space.

Simon Morgan

Simon graduated from Oxford Polytechnic in 1984 joining Bristol based JP Sturge for 2 years before becoming a Development Surveyor for London based developer CCL responsible for the West Country and Wales. Simon managed existing projects and delivered his own retail schemes over the next 13 years initially for CCL followed by the Chelverton Group. He was appointed a Director of Chelverton Group and, in 1998 he became the UK Development Director. Simon brings a wealth of Corporate and Commercial expertise to Chelverton. He also runs his own residential development company.

Simon and Paddy are adept at creating suitable solutions to meet their retailers bespoke objectives.

They understand their retail clients very well having worked closely with them over the years and have delivered a significant number of stores often completed against tight programmes.

Chelverton will progress developments by investing their time and money to obtain planning consent to meet occupiers requirements. They can work on behalf of a landowner or retailer from green field site through to completed development in a variety of different ways which would be dependent on the particular circumstances of the site and its owners. Chelverton have the ability to be flexible in their approach with promoting any opportunity. They can proceed in a number of different ways which might include an outright site purchase, sale and leaseback with profit share, joint venture or a combination of the above.