Chris Grady has been named legal director at Castle Green. Credit: via Active PR

Castle Green appoints legal director

Chris Grady left his role as a partner for Weightmans to join the rapidly expanding property developer this month.

Liverpool-born Grady is currently running the in-house legal departments in a solo capacity. This includes meetings and discussions with the land team, dealing with transactional files and working with the technical and sales teams to assist them with any of their legal needs.

Speaking about his new role, Grady identified the challenges that will come with it.

“It will be a balancing act managing the legal requirements of the different departments and managing external providers of legal services involved with the sales of new homes,” he said.

“Castle Green Homes were previously a client of mine at Weightmans, and I knew the company and their team well. When I was approached about becoming their legal director it felt like the right move and I’m excited about getting involved in new projects with my new colleagues and being part of their ambitious growth plans.”

St. Asaph-based Castle Green recently achieved its fifth consecutive year of record-breaking financial results. The number of homes legally completed in the 12 months leading up to 31 March 2022, was up nearly a third to 280, while turnover climbed almost 45% to £78m.

The business is well on its way to quadrupling its size by 2025 and plans to deliver 500+ legal completions by 2024 as part of its ambitious plans for growth. Plans to reduce emissions by at least 50% by 2030 are also on the company’s agenda, as it strives to declare carbon net zero status.

The housebuilder is currently preparing plans to redevelop a 37-acre site close to Botany Bay in Chorley. There are 200 homes proposed.

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