At Chown Commercial, we’ve been providing expert advice in the commercial property sector for over 100 years. We are proud of our heritage, just as we are proud of our reputation as a highly professional firm of Chartered Surveyors and property consultants.


Established in Northampton as Chowns Limited in 1884, the Chown family made their name in Northamptonshire initially building houses and schools across the country, before the business was sold to Taylor Wimpey in 1984.

Following the disposal of Chowns Limited, Stephen and Simon Chown established Chown Commercial and acquired Ashby Lowery Commercial Management in 2003.

At Chown Commercial we have a hands-on approach to working with our clients. Whether it is property acquisition, occupation, asset management, planning, development, disposal and management, a member of our senior team will be involved at all stages. We have in-depth knowledge of local and national property markets with expertise in all aspects of the commercial market.

We are able to draw on a range of specialists to support our clients in all aspects of their projects from inception to completion and beyond; ensuring the critical decisions are made to give the best possible outcome for our clients. "In a world where loyalty is rare, our approach has enabled client relationships to be formed and maintained for many years”.




Site sold by Chown Commercial to Lidl for redevelopment
The new Castle Station | part of the Northampton Enterprise Zone
4a Fish Street | Let By Chowns for Standard Life Investments
82 Abington Street | Acquired for Clients & Sold by Chowns with joint agents Acuitus Auction House for a Private Fund
22-24 Dennington Road, Wellingborough | Let by Chowns to Screwfix for a Private Investor
Compton House | Managed by Chowns - Currently the focus of development planning
Paisley Works, Huntingdon | Sold by Chowns alongside Joint Agents Bidwells on behalf of Receivers

The Team


Our Team advises corporates, private individuals, family trusts and charities on property matters relating to management, agency, investment, asset management and professional work. We have a personal and professional approach to achieving the best possible results for all our clients. We recognise that all properties and clients are different and we will assemble a team to meet the requirements of client on a bespoke basis.  


To meet the team and for our contact details click here



Get in Touch

Phone: 01604 60 40 50


1 St Peters Gardens
Saxon Court

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