Capital&Centric gear up for growth with senior hires

Capital&Centric have made several team changes as they gear up for growth and hunt for more people to join the team.

Apartment living area at the Goods Yard Build to Rent scheme in Stoke-on-Trent - Capital&Centric | BTR News
Apartment living area at the Goods Yard Build to Rent scheme in Stoke-on-Trent.

Social mission developers Capital&Centric gear up for growth as it makes several senior appointments and continues with its search for more people to join the team. It comes as the growing team relocate to a bigger HQ at the recently acquired Chapeltown Warehouse, the historic textile building in Piccadilly East that they plan to transform into 20,000 sq ft of stripped-back workspace for creative businesses. They’re also actively looking for more Development Directors to join the team.

Experienced property leader Scott Mallinson has been brought on board to deliver Capital&Centric’s design-led communities in and around Greater Manchester. Scott joins from DeTrafford, where he led on delivery of 400+ home projects in Manchester city centre. At Capital&Centric, Scott will head up game-changing projects including the rebirth of Farnworth Market in Bolton, Ancoats Works and the restoration of Talbot Mill in Manchester. 

Scott Mallinson, the newest member of the team who will deliver Capital&Centric’s design-led communities in and around Greater Manchester | BTR News
Scott Mallinson, the newest member of the team who will deliver Capital&Centric’s design-led communities in and around Greater Manchester.

“I’ve always admired Capital&Centric from afar and kept tracks on the cool stuff they were up to, so it’s brilliant to now be part of the team. The last few years I’ve spent in development, but my background is in management of big construction contracts. With the sheer scale of the regeneration projects coming up, it’s the perfect time for me to get stuck in and deliver the design-led communities that have become our hallmark.”

Scott Mallinson, Capital&Centric

Existing team members John Moffat and Tom Wilmot have been made Joint Managing Directors. They’ve been team members for six and five years respectively and take up the senior roles having been key to the delivery of high-profile Build to Rent projects including Weir Mill in Stockport where works have already begun, and Goods Yard in Stoke-on-Trent, also on site. 

They’re joined by new recruit Jonathon Nolan. As Development Manager, he’ll build on his project management experience at consultancy RPS to support on the building of Ferrous, the new Build to Rent homes and garden spaces at Manchester’s Piccadilly East which received planning permission earlier this year.

Jonathon Nolan, Development Manager, Capital&Centric | BTR News
Jonathon Nolan, Development Manager, Capital&Centric.

The company, founded by Tim Heatley and Adam Higgins, is readying for a further period of sustained growth. Fresh off the back of completing their acclaimed Manchester projects Crusader Mill and the Kampus garden neighbourhood, construction is now underway at communities in Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent and Stockport. 

The next projects to get going will be Farnworth in Bolton and Littlewoods Studios in Liverpool, with more schemes in the offing. The Manchester-based developers are approaching spending £3m a week on regeneration, up from £2m in the last few years – with four live construction sites averaging £50m each.

“It really feels like the next chapter for Capital&Centric. We’ve got new team members, a new home in Chapeltown Warehouse and we’re underway with a diverse set of projects that will show the breadth of what we’re capable of. Ultimately, we’re showing that northern communities deserve awesome design and vibrant places to live and work, just as much as those who choose to build a life in London. Our solo work as well as partnerships with local authorities are delivering that in spades.

“Let’s be honest, it’s an uncertain time and things aren’t easy – with rising costs left, right and centre. But we’re doubling down and are determined to deliver not only anchor developments in the places we’re working, but genuine social value.”

Adam Higgins, Co-founder, Capital&Centric

It’s set to be another year in the spotlight for Capital&Centric with their Eyewitness Works project in Sheffield set to be the home of a new interior design show, to air on Channel 4 next year.

It’s also set to be a big 12 months for their wider social impact initiatives. Embassy Village plans to give homeless people in Manchester their own front door with a pioneering new safe and secure purpose-built community on a derelict site below the railway arches between the Bridgewater Canal and River Irwell. Embassy Village was recently fully funded by the Moulding Foundation, clearing the way for construction. 

The not-for-profit Regeneration Brainery Capital&Centric established to fire up young people about property careers is now also engaging 3,000 young people, a year having branched out beyond Manchester to places including Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and London.