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As an award-winning construction company based in Chichester, West Sussex, we have built a reputation for building high-end bespoke residential and commercial properties for both client commissions and our own speculative developments.

Working alongside commercial investors and home owners, we have delivered a multitude of projects from restoration work through to new build commercial accommodation blocks.

Our Story...

James King and James Drury became friends at university where they shared the same ambition for building beautiful homes. Having both forged a career with a national house builder in site management and quantity surveying, they set about joining forces in 2013 and established King and Drury Construction.


Since then, King and Drury have grown considerably as a business, with a successful team of people all working together to complete many prestigious builds and win multiple awards.


Get to know our team...
We believe a great team is made from a combination of different skills, personalities and experiences.
Here's an insight into the people behind the success of our projects.


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James King,

  • Construction and Operations Manager 

  • Has a passion for motorcycles and competes with the British motorcycle racing club.

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James Drury,

  • Quantity surveying and contract management

  • Avid 4x4 owner and green lane explorer.

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Chris King, 
Financial Controller

  • Previous Management Accountant for a Nasdaq listed technology company

  • Keen interests in golf and mountain biking.


James Elsey, 
Contracts Manager &
Health and Safety Executive. 

  • Former Contracts and Technical manager for RW Armstrong

  • Competes and coaches in Brazilian
    Jiu Jitsu.


Karl Hawthorn,
Contracts Manager

  • 40 years in construction, spanning English Heritage to high rise hotels. 
  • Enjoys getting out on the water in his old Gaffer sailing boat.


Aiden Trevaskis
Site Manager 

  • Previous Construction Manager based in California working across residential and commercial projects.

  • Loves fishing and golf.

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Kelly Bartholomew
Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Over 11 years’ experience in main contracting, working on complex construction projects, for commercial and residential sectors.

  • Kelly has a love for the outdoors and enjoys hiking in her spare time.


Sam Cole, 

  • Previous Sales Manager for long established builders merchant

  • Loves to travel and experience new cultures. 

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Martin Arnold,
Customer Care Manager

  • Over 17 years in a Customer Care Management role, spanning across residential and commercial projects. 

  • Revels in exploring on his
    Harley Davidson.


Jonathan Brown, 
Digital Marketing Manager

  • Over 20 years of marketing experience across multiple industries

  • Has a keen interest in kitesurfing and cycling 

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Vikki Robinson, 
Account Management

  • Studied finance at Cardiff university

  • Previously worked in finance across construction related industries  

  • Passion for riding horses and looking after her pony. 


Susie Haskins, 
Brand & Communications Manager

  • Former New Business & Marketing Director for a variety of  high end brands

  • Recently completed a self build project and found a new love and appreciation for interior  design.


Glenn Drury, 
Site Manager

  • Former joiner working on heritage properties

  • Long suffering father to James Drury

  • County bowls champion 


Ryan Mercado, 
Site Manager

  • Former Royal Marines Commando

  • Progressed to site manager through King and Drury trainee program

  • Interested in outdoor pursuits in particular mountaineering


Jez Long, 
Site Manager

  • Previous carpenter and trained site manager through King & Drury

  • Constructed the most spectacular 'lockdown man cave' and jumped out of a perfectly good aeroplane for his 40th!


Callum Macdonald,
Site Manager

  • Previous carpentry foreman in high end construction. 

  • Enjoys tennis and keeping active.


Guy Nightingale
Site Manager

  • 25 years in the construction industry, from traditional to passive houses. 

  • Enjoys motorsport, the outdoors, kayaking and going to the gym.

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 Paul Heath, 
Site Foreman

  • Previous residential and commercial experience. 

  • Board sports enthusiast.

The success of our projects rely on having the best team around us, and by keeping our core values at the forefront of our minds is what sets us apart. 

Our employees, sub-contractors and suppliers all share our companies values; 

  • We all share a positive mindset

  • Everyone upholds a 'can-do' attitude

  • We all have a conscientious approach

  • Take pride in our work

  • Have a client focus at all times

If you share our core values and want to work with us, please

get in touch.

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Supporting our local community.

We encourage our team to look out for ways to support the local community, be it through a physical challenge, volunteering or organising a local event.

Go to our 'Giving Back' page to find out more about the latest 'Three Peaks' fundraiser for
St Wilfrid's Hospice. 


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