Carter Jonas Leeds Makes Infrastructure & Energy Appointments
Date of Article
Nov 21 2017
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@ Charles Hardcastle
Charles Hardcastle
Head of Energy and Marine
0113 2031 091 email me about Charles

Charles is a Partner, based in Yorkshire but who operates on a National basis across the country. He heads the Carter Jonas Energy and Marine Team which deals with a wide range of energy projects including wind, solar PV, hydro power, anaerobic digestion plants, biomass plants, peak power generators, clean coal, oil and gas, coal bed methane and energy storage projects.

The services provided in the energy sector include site referencing and transmission matters, site search and evaluation, feasibility studies, financial modelling, planning applications and site consents, landowner support and site promotion, due diligence, valuations, finance, site acquisitions and disposals, power brokerage, wayleave negotiations and feedstock procurement.

The Marine team manage a significant coastal portfolio around England through leases, licences, easements and consents. Activities within the area are varied and cover a wide range of issues such as port developments, marinas, moorings, jetties, cable and pipeline river crossings, outfalls and regulating and conservation leases and stakeholder liaison.

Outside of work, Charles is keen cricketer who also tries to maintain a handicap in golf and enjoys country pursuits.

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Carter Jonas has boosted its Infrastructure & Energy team in Yorkshire with the appointment of David Vernon, Tom Jackson and Simon Currie. This follows Russell Mills and Philip Tuley joining earlier in the year. The team is based out of Carter Jonas’ new Leeds office at Nine Bond Court in the city centre.

David Vernon joins as Partner with over fifteen years’ experience as a town planner, project manager and sponsor, working for consultancies, development companies and public sector organisations including Network Rail, National Grid, DTZ and Indigo Planning. Vernon was previously at Network Rail and will continue to act as a Sponsor and Consents and Stakeholder Manager for major infrastructure projects.   
Tom Jackson joins as an Associate Infrastructure Surveyor from Strutt & Parker. Jackson has worked across various aspects of the property industry including utilities, compulsory purchase (CPO) and compensation and asset management. Simon Currie also joins the team as an energy specialist and Trainee Infrastructure Surveyor having recently completed a Masters in Real Estate at Sheffield Hallam. Currie previously worked at Coretech where he provided project management services for the installation of renewable assets on commercial property.  Carter Jonas will provide Currie with comprehensive training and support throughout his APC programme before he sits his professional exams.
Charles Hardcastle, Head of Infrastructure & Energy in Leeds, said:
“This is an exciting time to be expanding the Infrastructure & Energy team and it is a pleasure to welcome David, Tom and Simon to Carter Jonas following Russell and Philip joining earlier in the year. Collectively they offer a wealth of experience, knowledge and broad expertise in land assembly and compulsory purchase which will be invaluable as we continue to grow.
“Our team is currently involved with the progression of a number of infrastructure and energy projects across the country, working with clients such as Network Rail, HS2, National Grid, Drax Power, Keyland Developments, Harmony Energy Storage and Severn Trent Water. Over the last 12 months we have responded to the evolving needs of our clients by developing new service lines including land assembly, consents and stakeholder management, CPO and compensation advice in support of our traditional development consultancy and valuation offering.”