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8-9 Southgate,
Chichester PO19 1ES

Tel:  01243 787868
Fax: 01243 531255

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Opening Times

Mon to Fri  9.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday     9.00am to 4.00pm


Directions: Our office is situated on the southern side of the City Centre some 150 yards north of the railway station and 100 yards from the multi storey car park in Avenue de Chartres.

Local Info

Chichester and the surrounding villages offer a good range of nursery, primary, secondary and independent schools.  Ofsted reports can be seen at



The Cathedral City of Chichester is situated between the beautiful rolling downland of the recently created South Downs National Park and the sailing waters of Chichester Harbour.  As the County Town of West Sussex, Chichester is a thriving business and commercial centre and offers extensive sporting, recreational and cultural facilities including the renowned Festival Theatre.

The City offers excellent shopping facilities ranging from interesting individual stores to numerous high street names including a recently opened John Lewis.  There are also many pubs, brasseries and restaurants catering for all budgets.

Chichester is surrounded by many popular villages such as Singleton, East Dean, Charlton, Lavant, East Marden, Compton, Walderton and Chilgrove nestling in the Downs to the north, East & West Ashling, Funtington, Fishbourne and Hambrook to the west and Tangmere, Oving and Boxgrove to the east.

Around the peninsular to the south are several sailing or seaside villages such as Bosham, East & West Wittering, Sidlesham, Bracklesham Bay and Selsey.


The A27 dual carriageway on the southern side of Chichester gives good access to Worthing and Brighton to the East and also to Gatwick airport.  To the west the A27 leads to the M27 giving fast access to Portsmouth, Fareham and Southampton.

Rail services from Chichester station give direct access to Gatwick and London Victoria or with a change at Havant, via Guildford to London Waterloo.

Our Team

David Vawdrey MARLA
Senior Branch Manager
David has been in the property industry for nearly thirty years and has considerable experience in both sales and lettings. He has also run a holiday lettings company. David has worked in offices across Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey and has a wealth of knowledge of the Chichester market. He is married with two daughters and in his leisure time, he has a keen interest in various sports, including tennis, squash and football. If you require any advice on property matters, please contact David by telephone or e-mail.
Lisa Lamb MNAEA
Senior Sales Negotiator
I joined Sims Williams in 2006 working in the Bosham Office, alongside Tony Bush for nearly 5 years. I then transferred to the Chichester Office enjoying the challenges of a busy city centre office. I progressed to Senior Negotiator and have recently passed the NFOPP Level 3 qualification to become a MNAEA. My role is very rewarding and I am incredibly lucky to work with such a fantastic team of people.
Mel Fahy
Sales Negotiator
I have worked in Chichester as an Estate Agent for the past 13 years six of which has been with Sims Williams. My job is of a sales negotiator which I enjoy very much especially matching the right property to the right person as it can be very rewarding.
Melanie Longlands MNAEA
Senior Negotiator
I have been employed with Sims Williams for nearly 4 years, progressing to Senior Negotiator and previously my career has been fortunate to expand a further 7 years selling properties in The Balearic Island of Mallorca. Having recently enhanced my knowledge by passing Level 3 in the accredited qualification of the NFOPP in The Sale of Residential Property (QCF), I am now a full member of NAEA with studies already begun on Level 4.
Karen Toomey MNAEA
Sales Negotiator
My passion has always been in property, and I started my estate agency career two years ago at Sims Williams. My role is a Sales Negotiator within the Chichester Office. Negotiating sales and dealing with all aspects of the sale including booking and accompanying viewings, dealing with all enquiries and reviewing clients' requirements on a daily basis. My role is very rewarding, helping people find that dream home and hopefully making the process of house buying less stressful for them.
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