Our team provides local insight and a tailored approach. We listen to you, whether you’re a landowner or house builder; we understand what you need and can help you to find the right solution to achieve your goals. Our aim is always to help you to optimise the value of your land or development.  

Our clients range from regional house builders to PLCs, family trusts to private and public institutions. The projects we work on range from single phase developments to mixed-use urban extensions and new settlements. We also work at a strategic, local government level, feeding into new local plans and planning obligation negotiations.

We focus on adding value to your project. If you need extra advice, we can introduce you to specialists from the wider Bidwells team. For example, you may need planning, urban design experts or even a housing needs assessment.

Some of the ways we can help you with residential development:

  • Disposal and acquisition of land with planning permission

  • Option, Promotion and Hybrid Agreements

  • Conditional Contracts

  • Joint Venture Agreements

  • Site assembly and Landowner Cooperation Agreements

  • Development appraisals to value your land for development

  • Financial Viability Assessments for planning obligation negotiations (section 106 agreements)

  • Identification of land for development

  • Management of strategic promotion land

  • Build licences

  • Expert evidence for arbitration

  • Feasibility services

  • Property strategy and relocation advice

  • Regeneration of brownfield sites

  • Optimising value and enhancing the marketability of development schemes

  • Property marketing and sales from our experienced New Homes team.

£2 bn

GDV of sites sold in the past 5 years


Total land value of sites sold in the past 5 years

725 acres

Of land sold for residential development in the past 5 years


3,000 new homes in new quarter of cambridge
FOR The university of cambridge

Brian Buckingham

Partner, Head of Residential Development

Cambridge – Head Office

Geoff Leyland

Partner, Residential Development

Cambridge – Head Office

Alex Cox

Associate, Residential Development


Hannah Beamish

Associate, Residential Development

Cambridge – Head Office

Derek Bromley

Partner, Residential Development

St Albans

Sarah Cullen

Surveyor, Residential Development

Cambridge – Head Office

Matt Dawson

Graduate Surveyor, Residential Development

Milton Keynes

Andy Haynes

Partner, Residential Development

Milton Keynes

Simon Thomas

Partner, Residential Development

Milton Keynes

Ian Wickerson

Partner, Residential Development


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