Carter Jonas Bolsters its Development Capabilities with Six-Strong Team
Date of Article
Feb 15 2019
Planning & development

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Carter Jonas has enhanced its well-established Planning & Development team in London with the appointment of six development surveyors from GL Hearn, led by Jon Pinkerton.

Jon, together with George Barnes and Guy Ingham, join the firm as Partners. Additionally, Chris Hemmings joins as an Associate Partner, with David Price and Rob Gwyther as Associate and Surveyor respectively. The six join Carter Jonas' existing team of London development experts and will work to expand the geographical reach of the business and its range of services.

All are based out of the firm’s head office, One Chapel Place. They have assisted clients from across the UK, including over 20 London Boroughs, providing strategic development advice, feasibility studies, planning viability negotiations, acquisition and disposals, and guidance on the structure and procurement of development partnerships.  Recent projects include a 1,200 home scheme in Maidenhead for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, the development of Beam Park, Dagenham, for 3,000 homes for the Greater London Authority and Hounslow Council’s Cineworld-anchored mixed-use scheme with 500 new homes developed by Barratt London.

James Bainbridge, Head of Planning & Development, Carter Jonas said: “It has long been an aim to increase our development capabilities in London, and Jon’s appointment and that of his team is a key milestone in the growth of our practice. Their combined energy, expertise and knowledge, across a wide variety of sectors and assets, further supplements the strength of our existing team as well as the level of insight we are able to offer our clients. I look forward to working with them to help drive our business forward.”

Jon has 30 years’ experience in the sector and will oversee the development arm of Carter Jonas’ London team.  Having started his career in local government, he moved into consultancy joining Donaldsons, Knight Frank and most recently GL Hearn.

George and Guy have more than 35 years of specialist practice between them and advise a range of clients on development feasibility, scheme formulation, marketing and delivery as well as developing strategies for town centres, regeneration and estate renewal projects.

Chris joins with more than 20 years’ experience in the sector and is a dual qualified surveyor and planner. He specialises in providing viability advice, particularly for the formulation of major masterplans. Recent projects include Whipps Cross Hospital in Waltham Forest and a number of brownfield sites in Bedford.

David joins with over 5 years’ experience having advised a range of public bodies on schemes primarily in London and the South East of England. Rob began his career at GL Hearn and advises on development viability and acquisition projects.

IMAGE: Left to right - Rob Gwyther, Chris Hemmings, George Barnes, David Price, Guy Ingham, Jon Pinkerton with James Staveley, Olivia Cardale and Balthazar Butcher of Carter Jonas’ London Development team