Argent

People who make places for people

Argent has a reputation for delivering some of the best mixed-use developments in the UK. We are respected for our approach to business, which is always based on openness and integrity.

That reputation is down to our people.

We are proud and privileged to have such a committed, creative and talented team: people from different backgrounds and walks of life – with skills that range across architecture, engineering, finance, marketing, construction, planning and law.

We enjoy what we do and we are endlessly passionate about it.

Argent is over 144 strong, and growing. Each time you refresh this page, you’ll see more faces from the team.

The transformation at King's Cross has proved a regeneration masterclass.

David Spittles Evening Standard
Chris Smith</

Chris Smith

Chris came to Argent in 2002 to manage the interfaces with the many transport projects and transport authorities at King’s Cross. He was part of the team that shaped the masterplan and successful planning application.

Since that time, he has played a key role in enabling and delivering Argent’s 8 million sq ft mixed-use development in the area adjacent to the King’s Cross St Pancras transport hub. Chris has a background in Engineering. He started his career with Arup and worked in London, Sydney and Frankfurt before moving on to found a successful engineering consultancy.

Deborah Morralee</

Deborah Morralee

Anila Fonseka</

Anila Fonseka

Sandra France</

Sandra France

Tom Goodall</

Tom Goodall

Ian Freshwater</

Ian Freshwater

Helen Causer</

Helen Causer

Sheena Patel</

Sheena Patel

Steven Kellett</

Steven Kellett

David Marriott</

David Marriott

Dave is one of our in-house lawyers. He is involved in most deals and legal agreements, including Piccadilly Place in Manchester, Google’s UK headquarters and the BNP Paribas building at King’s Cross.

Dave studied Law in York and at Oxford before qualifying into the real estate team at Hogan Lovells. He first came to Argent on secondment in 2007 and joined the team permanently in 2008.

Mark Young</

Mark Young

Honey Nounou</

Honey Nounou

Alyssa King</

Alyssa King

Vhari Pontin</

Vhari Pontin

David Swainsbury</

David Swainsbury

James Stoneham</

James Stoneham

Jake Whiterod</

Jake Whiterod

Anna Gagliano</

Anna Gagliano

Claire Levitt</

Claire Levitt

Jeremy Hall</

Jeremy Hall

Lilia Wydra</

Lilia Wydra

Holly Cooper</

Holly Cooper

Dominic Edwards</

Dominic Edwards

Sarah Williams</

Sarah Williams

Ricky Siegel</

Ricky Siegel

Caroline Cooper</

Caroline Cooper

Jenna Lloyd-Ball</

Jenna Lloyd-Ball

Jay Rao</

Jay Rao

Kate Havenhand</

Kate Havenhand

Bridget Evans</

Bridget Evans

Bridget works within our residential team and is currently focused on the c. 2,000 homes being developed at King’s Cross. Prior to this, she was part of the retail team where she led on setting the strategy, defining the offer and negotiating the first retail leases at King’s Cross.She was instrumental in bringing the first restaurants to the development – helping establish the area as a food and drink destination.

Bridget’s background is in Architecture. She ran her own practice for six years before coming to Argent in 2007. Prior to this, she worked in a number of London-based practices, including Roland Cowan Architects.

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Nick Searl

Nick is a Partner of both Argent and Argent Related. Having spent almost 10 years working on King’s Cross, where his main priority was leading the commercial team dealing with the definition, strategy, leasing and management of the office and retail components, Nick now leads Argent Related’s 10 million sq ft Brent Cross South development in north London. At a corporate level, Nick is also involved in securing new development opportunities for Argent Related and is responsible for the marketing and promotional activities of the business.

Before joining Argent in late 2007, Nick worked with Chelsfield and European Land at Paddington Basin, where he delivered The Point and Waterside buildings for M&S and Orange respectively, and was also the development manager responsible for obtaining planning permission for the Merchant Square development. Prior to that Nick spent almost 5 years working on large developments in the Far East.

Nick is chairman of the BCO London awards panel and is also chairman of trustees for the charity Club Peloton that organises the cycle rides to Mipim, Mapic and other industry events each year.

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Emily Boyd

  • Chris Smith
  • Deborah Morralee
  • Anila Fonseka
  • Sandra France
  • Tom Goodall
  • Ian Freshwater
  • Helen Causer
  • Sheena Patel
  • Steven Kellett
  • David Marriott
  • Mark Young
  • Honey Nounou
  • Alyssa King
  • Vhari Pontin
  • David Swainsbury
  • James Stoneham
  • Jake Whiterod
  • Anna Gagliano
  • Claire Levitt
  • Jeremy Hall
  • Lilia Wydra
  • Holly Cooper
  • Dominic Edwards
  • Sarah Williams
  • Ricky Siegel
  • Caroline Cooper
  • Jenna Lloyd-Ball
  • Jay Rao
  • Kate Havenhand
  • Bridget Evans
  • Nick Searl
  • Emily Boyd