Candy & Candy has poached two members of staff for the development of the Chelsea Barracks.

Terry Star, former project director at Westfield Shoppingtowns, and Gary Edwards, former senior mechanical and electrical manager at Multiplex, have been brought onto the team developing the site, which was bought for £959m in February.

Rising Star

Star, who has previously worked on the construction of St Pancras Station and the Gherkin, has been appointed as construction director.

Edwards, who joins as technical director, has been involved with a number of projects in Dubai, Lebanon and Warsaw.

Expansion plans

Nick Candy said the recruitment was a ‘major part of Candy & Candy’s ongoing global expansion plans.’

He said the company had been recruiting for top staff while at MIPIM last week.

Candy & Candy has recently taken staff from Foster & partners, Bovis Lend Lease, Stanhope, Berkeley Group, Hammerson, Ballymore and Chelsfield.

Planning proposals for the Chelsea Barracks development will be submitted in the New Year.