About us

Quality accommodation to rent.

We work mostly with private landlords and lettings agents in Swindon to meet the needs of the Wilkes Academy students. All our properties are hand selected and we strive to maintain them to the highest standard possible.

Our team.

We have a dedicated team who are here to look after our tenants.

Chris ‘CJ’ O’Connell



CJ is our company founder and directs the overall Chris James family of businesses. His main focus sits with the Property Investment and Construction business, although being an active part of Chris James Accommodation and sharing his knowledge helps the company with its execution.

Ella Thomas

Head of Operations


Ella has been running Chris James Accommodation for the Wilkes Academy students for the past 4 years. She brought with her fresh ideas to a constantly improving and evolving business. As the main contact for all the students and parents, Ella has become a pro at time and task juggling. Her strong work ethic and genuine care help the business to run as smoothly as it does.

Georgina Baverstock



Georgina made an impact when joining the Chris James team in 2017. Her ethics and application helped her accelerate within the business. Providing support to CJ and Ella, making a dynamic team which is reflected in Chris James Accommodation’s brilliant delivery.

Our Values.

Our values help us create more satisfying and rewarding experiences for our customers.
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Meet our family.

We’re proud to belong to the Chris James Family.

Chris James Homes sells our new homes. We take great pride in offering carefully designed homes finished to a high standard with an excellent customer experience.

Chris James Accommodation looks after our rental properties and tenants. Since 2013, we’ve proudly been the housing partner for a local education provider.

Chris James Construction designs and builds homes and properties for our group and clients. This includes our new build developments as well as our conversions and renovations.

Get in touch.

Or call us on 07490121299