ian wickerson
Partner, Residential Development

Ian has worked in the development sector for over 25 years focussing on residential development.

He acts for a range of landowning clients including Cambridge Colleges, private landowners, plcs, trusts, charities, public sector organisations and small businesses. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1995 and is an RICS Registered Expert Witness. 

Prior to joining Bidwells he held positions in development consultancy with an international property advisor in London and in a development role for a plc property company.

Since joining Bidwells in 2004 he has focussed on residential development land transactions and advising landowners on the promotion and disposal of strategic land.

From time to time he acts as an Expert Valuer on behalf of landowners and developers in relation to dispute resolution referrals. He undertakes viability appraisals on behalf of a variety of clients and has also been appointed as an Independent Expert under valuation clauses in option agreements.

Key recent and past projects

Development Agency and Land Sales

  • Harlow, Essex – Private clients (900 units £47m)
  • Chelmsford, Essex – Genesis Housing Group (8.5 acres £30m)
  • Bishops Stortford North, Hertfordshire (330 units £30m)
  • Cambridge – Bell Educational Trust (275 units £28m)
  • Papworth, Cambridgeshire – Varrier Jones Foundation (300 units £25m)
  • Melbourn, Cambridgeshire – Cambridge College (200 units £22m)
  • Peterborough – East of England Agricultural Society (200 units - £15m)
  • Stamford, Lincolnshire - Diploma plc (£12m) 
  • Milton, Cambridgeshire – URV/Helical (£7m)
  • Rayleigh, Essex – E.ON UK (£7m)
  • Harrietsham, Kent – Cambridge College (£4.7m)
  • Walton, Suffolk – Cambridge College (190 units £3.9m)

Strategic Land – Acting for Landowners

  • Leatherhead, Surrey – 368 acres - Hybrid Promotion
  • South Woodham Ferrers, Essex – 244 acres - Option
  • Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex – 58 acres - Hybrid Promotion
  • Stamford, Lincolnshire – 152 acres Hybrid Promotion
  • Orpington, Kent – 42 acres - Freehold Sale with overages
  • Harrietsham, Kent – 12 acres - Option




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