Development Consultancy

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Specialist advice to overcome the challenges thrown up by the development process.

By thinking clearly about the big picture, we leverage our deep knowledge of the development process and local markets to extract full value from your site. We’ll help fund your development, crystalise the vision and orchestrate the specialist skills you need to deliver. 

That way you can be confident you’ve not missed anything; that you’re maximising value with an attractive master plan and mix of uses, and that your technical teams are working hard to deliver. Sharp advice from people who live and breathe the knowledge economy. 


Development Management

Unlocking maximum land value through expert development management

Mixed Use Development

Reimagining cities through sustainable, cutting-edge developments

Residential Development

Unlock the value of your land with our local knowledge and regional perspective

Rural Land Diversification

Our specialists breathe life and value into rural places and spaces.

Strategic Land

We navigate the maze of land promotion, crafting tailored strategies that maximise returns.

It's in the numbers


sq ft+ S&T development pipeline across the Arc

Meet our trusted experts

Patrick Mcmahon

Patrick McMahon

Partner, Bidwells

Patrick provides strategic advice on large-scale urban developments. He was previously Senior Partner of Bidwells from 2010 to 2021.

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Dick Wise

Partner, Head of Business Space Agency

Dick leads our award-winning business space agency teams across the south of England and is one of Cambridgeshire’s best known and leading property advisors.

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John Tweddle

John Tweddle

Partner, Investment and Property Management

In his 52 years with Bidwells John’s influence has helped shape our culture and guide our clients’ most successful projects.

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Cambridge Science Park

Trinity College embraced the emerging science park concept in 1970 by developing buildings exclusively for research on farmland it owned on the northern edge of Cambridge. This science-first ethos lives on today in the 21st century park’s collaborative community of world-beating research companies.

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Abcam supplies two thirds of the world's life scientists with the biological tools required for research, which means they need specialist laboratories.



Ambitious developer Brookgate set out to transform Cambridge’s fading train station area by delivering Lord Roger’s visionary 1.6m sq ft CB1 master plan. They needed more than just a team of consultants.

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Botanic Place, Cambridge

The client’s initial objective was to assemble the whole of the Botanic Place site whilst maintaining an acceptable income return.

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City Park West, Chelmsford

The site of the former Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, this project was a rare opportunity to repurpose a brownfield site in a prominent location. Close to the railway station, park and central facilities of Chelmsford, the site would create a new gateway to the city.

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Dunsfold Park

Steeped in the history of aviation and motorsport, the pioneering spirit of the Dunsfold Aerodrome site lives on in this highly sustainable new development comprising 270,000 sq ft (25,000 sq m) of employment space and garden village of up to 2,600-homes, known as Dunsfold Park.

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Taking on the largest real estate project in the university’s history was never simply about the numbers. To continue attracting the world’s best students, the 800-year-old institution knew it had to overcome Cambridge’s housing shortage by taking matters into its own hands.

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