Chancerygate enhances in-house expertise with planning and legal appointments

Carmelle Textor and Eva Holden of Chancerygate

Industrial property developer and asset manager Chancerygate has made two key appointments to expand its in-house capabilities.

Carmelle Textor joins Chancerygate as development planning manager, supporting the regional development teams with strategic planning services. A Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, Carmelle joins from Savills, where she worked for eight years, most recently as associate planner.

Eva Holden also joins the business as general counsel to oversee all legal matters arising in connection with business activities. As part of the senior management team, Eva will also work alongside the Board to formulate and implement company strategy and support the Board in assessing and managing business risk. Eva’s legal career spans 13 years and she joins Chancerygate from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where she worked as senior associate. Carmelle and Eva will both work from Chancerygate’s London office.

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.

Chancerygate managing director, Richard Bains, said: “As the business continues to grow we have taken a strategic decision to expand the breadth of capabilities that we have in-house and these appointments will strengthen both our planning and legal expertise.

“Carmelle and Eva both bring a strong pedigree in their respective fields and their appointment is another demonstration of the way that the business is investing in people to achieve its ambitions. I look forward to seeing them contribute towards our continued growth.”

Chancerygate currently has over three million sq ft of industrial space under construction or ready for development. The company also manages in excess of £255m of assets across more than five million sq ft of commercial space in more than 390 units. In addition to London, Chancerygate has offices in Warrington, Birmingham and Milton Keynes.