george newcombe divisional partner residential development
Partner, Residential Development

George is head of the Oxford Development team, specialising in development agency and consultancy from greenfield strategic land to brownfield regeneration.

George has extensive experience in development, providing development services to private landowners, institutional landowners and investors, developers and promotors.

The Oxford Development team covers Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas, particularly the Oxford-Cambridge arc and the Thames Valley / Crossrail corridor.

Clients draw on George’s experience in land agency and consultancy, including development viability, strategic development advice, marketing and disposal strategies, and sale negotiations. The team also provide land search and portfolio reviews to identify opportunities for development.

George’s background includes development, viability, and affordable housing advice for a number of consultancies, working in the estates' team at a local authority, and 5 years providing agency and consultancy at Savills Reading.

Northfields, Oxford

  • 300-acre site for Brasenose College Oxford
  • Strategic land within South Oxfordshire District Council, benefitting from a residential allocation in the draft Local Plan for up to 2,000 dwellings
  • Promotion partner secured, collaboration and equalisation with the neighbouring landowner, preparation to bring to the development market

Horton Heath, Hampshire

  • 8-acre site for Queens College Oxford
  • Strategic land within Eastleigh Borough Council earmarked for development
  • Promotion partner secured, option agreement and land assemble, preparation to bring to the market

North Eynsham, Oxfordshire

  • 43-acre site for Corpus Christi College Oxford
  • Strategic land as part of a large consortium for the development of up to 2,200 dwellings
  • Landowner negotiations, master promoter management, and disposal strategies



Ashton Park, Trowbridge

  • 70-acre site for CEREP
  • Strategic site in collaboration with plc housebuilder for circa 7,000 units
  • Preparation to bring to the development market

Berinsfield, Oxfordshire

  • Strategic site for Corpus Christi College Oxford within South Oxfordshire
  • Promotion strategy and preparation to bring to the market


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