Founded in 2009 by co-Directors Iain McMurtry and Chris Hughes, Swinhay’s property developments embody the ultimate in superior build quality and cutting-edge design.

Outstanding projects range from new build commissions to stunning restorations and classic property conversions, plus commercial developments where our specialist expertise and attention to detail is key.

Our Approach

Not just great projects but great client relationships.

Swinhay understands that commissioning a project and appointing a developer is a big step, and we absolutely know teamwork counts.  Our partnership approach, plus the pride and attention to detail that is inherent to every Swinhay development, ensures a positive client experience and we aim to exceed expectations with every project.

Iain McMurtry

Managing Director and co-founder

BSc – Construction Management

Over 25 years’ experience in business along with a broad professional skill set make Iain’s knowledge base immense. His passion for quality and project delivery are evident in every Swinhay project. Of the multiple projects Iain has been involved with, Swinhay House is arguably the one that defines him and his business the most.

Proud to say: “I’ve nurtured and developed Swinhay into a successful and highly regarded construction company.”

Off-site: A proud family man with a love of rugby.  Combines the two as a long-standing lead-coach in junior rugby.

Contact Iain: iain@Swinhay.com  T: 01453 845092

Chris Hughes

Director and co-founder

BSc – Construction Management

Having ‘built’ over 20 years’ experience in the construction sector, Chris has an expansive technical skill set and exeptional industry knowledge. He passionately immerses himself into each and every project, nurturing it from its initial conception right through to turn-key completion.

Proud to say: “I’ve been a key component in developing Swinhay into what it is today.”

Off-site: A family man through and through; immensely supportive and proud of his family. Always finds time to be devoted to everything he does.

Contact Chris: chris@swinhay.com   T: 01453 845092

Paul Kavanagh

Commercial Manager

BSc – Surveying

An integral part of the Senior Management Team, Paul applies over 25 years’ experience in residential and commercial sectors to benefit both clients and the business. His expertise in project costing, undertaking top level cost planning exercises and preparing detailed bills of quantities enables close control of project budgets.

Proud to say: “My goal is achieving best value for clients. It’s a Swinhay commitment and something we’re proud of.”

Off-site: Keen road cyclist and has golf ‘off to a tee’

Contact Paul: paul@swinhay.com   T: 01453 845092

Tony Nelmes

Contracts Manager

Developing a strong relationship with every stakeholder in a project ensures clear understanding and delivery of mutual goals. That’s just one of Tony’s strengths. A time-served and skilled carpenter, Tony couples his years of site experience with a highly creative, proactive approach.  He expects and achieves exceptional attention to detail.

Proud to say: “I know the value of team work on a site, and how to keep all the trades on their toes. It means our clients receive the level of quality inherent in every Swinhay project.”

Offsite: A keen motorcyclist and enjoys a round of golf.

Contact Tony: tony@swinhay.com T. 01453 845092

Our Clients

We thank our clients.

Renishaw, UWE, University of Bristol, National FM, Cotswold Way Ltd, Katharine Lady Berkley School, Wotton Community Sports Foundation