Andrew specialises in advising on development viability on a wide range of residential and mixed use projects for a variety of clients.
Prior to joining Bidwells, Andrew led the residential consultancy team at Allsop and previously worked at the Housing Corporation, giving him a unique understanding of the relationship between affordable housing and development viability. In addition to his work, Andrew is a trustee of Empty Homes, a charity which promotes bringing empty residential properties back into meaningful use.
Twinwoods New Settlement, Bedford for Bedfordia Group
Andrew is part of professional team which is promoting land for a 6,000 home mixed use new settlement on farmland owned by his client on land to the north of Bedford. He provides advice on residential and commercial uses, scheme viability and deliverability. He has created valuation models which allow the viability of the scheme to be modelled as proposals for the scheme emerge and a planning application is formulated.
Andrew works to advise OXWED (a joint venture between Oxford City Council and Nuffield College) on proposals to redevelop a major 16.7 acre brownfield site in central Oxford. He is advising on the viability of emerging masterplan proposals, including the mix of residential, commercial and leisure uses, and on the selection of a partner to take the development process through planning to the construction phase.
Brandon House, Borough, London
Acting on behalf of Caraeno Limited, Andrew worked alongside the design and planning teams to achieve a planning consent in September 2013 to redevelop an office building and deliver 100 residential units (including 20 affordable), and 40,000 sq ft of retail and office space, on the site currently occupied by an office building.
The Stage, Shoreditch, London
Acting on behalf of the landowner, the Bard Family, Andrew produced a viability assessment and affordable housing statement in support of the planning application for a £450m mixed use scheme, including 400 homes. A planning consent was obtained in summer 2013 with zero affordable housing provision.
Chelsea Barracks, Westminster, London
On behalf of Qatari Diar, Andrew led the viability assessment process and negotiations to secure a £78m payment in lieu of affordable housing delivery on this high profile £3.5bn scheme. Planning Permission was obtained in autumn 2011.
Blocks I1 and K1, CB1, Cambridge
Acting alongside colleagues from various Bidwells teams, Andrew advises the client Brookgate on scheme viability. He prepared a viability assessment which helped secure planning consent for 89 residential units, plus retail and office space, adjacent to Cambridge Railway Station in January 2017. It is the first notable scheme in Cambridge to secure zero affordable housing provision.
Hoover Building, Ealing
Andrew acted for his client IDM West London and provided viability analysis in support of their planning applications to redevelop the iconic 1930’s Grade 2* listed Hoover Building on Western Avenue, Perivale, Ealing. The permissions were granted at Inquiry in January 2016 , securing planning permissions to redevelop the historic building with zero affordable housing requirement.
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