Company Background


Shrewsbury based Mercian Developments Ltd. is part of the Merbuild (Holdings) Group of companies specialising in property development. Our sister company, Mercian Properties operates the Group’s property portfolio.

Mercian started life in the early 1970's, initially specialising in the industrial property development sector. Towards the end of the 1980's Mercian branched out into residential, commercial and leisure development and in 1990 we undertook our first retail development. Today retail development remains our principle strength with a number of retail projects currently being undertaken throughout the UK.

Mercian Developments is headed by the Towers family. Chris Towers is the Managing Director and Ian Crabtree is the Financial and Commercial Director, supported by a small development and administration team at the Head Office based in Shrewsbury.

In April 2008, Andy Barton joined as Director of Development to strengthen the Development Team.  Andy, previously a Director of Clarus Consulting, a Pettifer Group Company, brings with him a wealth of experience and extensive industry contacts.