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About Andrew

Andrew specialises in commercial property development with a focus on regeneration, mixed-use schemes, food store development, residential/student development and local authority schemes.

Recent Experience

  • Previously Cricklewood Regeneration Limited (the special purpose vehicle of Hammerson): Advised Hammerson/Brookfield in connection with the proposed extensive £4.5 billion regeneration of Brent Cross Shopping Centre and Cricklewood, including the development of 8,000 residential units (affordable and open market), the relocation and rebuilding of three schools, 500,000 square feet of retail use, the provision of a new railway station and bridges over railways and extensive highway and infrastructure works to the North Circular, A41 junction and M1 junctions (Staples Corner).  This also envisaged the phased delivery and decanting of numerous council tenants
  • BYD: Advised Bouygues in connection with their regeneration with London Borough of Brent for the development of a mixed-use scheme at Queens Park/Kilburn.
  • Advised LB of Hounslow in connection with the regeneration of Hounslow Town Centre comprising a mixed-use (predominantly residential) scheme, with Wilson Bowden/Barratts
  • Advising a number of landowner and developer clients in connection with promotion agreements, option agreements, conditional sale agreements in respect of significant residential and commercial schemes in London and the South East, together with numerous complex overage documents/arrangements.
  • Advised Bouyges in connection with their proposed development of new civic offices for LB Hounslow and Linkcity development of circa 1,000 homes in conjunction with Notting Hill H.A.
  • Advised Blueland on their pre-sale /funding with Medicx of GP Surgery and underleases to GPs and Social Prescribing Charity in respect of GP Surgery scheme in Kew.  Andrew also advised Blueland in connection with their JV with Blackrock in respect of provision of GP Surgeries in Greater London.
  • Advised Horiba Mira in connection with funding and development (and ongoing pre-letting) of MIRA Technology Park in Hinckley, comprising 1.5m sq ft.
  • Advising Sainsbury’s in connection with the regeneration of one of their existing London stores for a mixed-use development comprising retail/residential.
  • Advising Yellow Brick Capital in relation to their UK developments/funding.

Career Experience

2014 to present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2003 to 2014: Global Co-Head of Real Estate, Dentons

2001 to 2002: Partner, Osborne Clarke

1994 to 2001: Partner, McGuinness Finch

1989 to 1994: Assistant Lawyer, SNR Denton (formerly Denton Wilde Sapte)

1988 to 1989: Assistant Lawyer, Oppenheimer

Andrew Bedford is “very pragmatic and commecial.”

Legal 500, 2017

“One of the things we absolutely love about him is his negotiating style…he’s got the perfect mix of commercial pragmatism and a bit of charm, and even in the midst of a deal he keeps calm. If a point is important to us we always seem to win it.”

Chambers and Partners UK

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 10th - Friday 13th March 2020

MIPIM 2020

We are delighted to be attending MIPIM 2020, the leading real estate event for property professionals. Our team will be in Cannes and will be delighted to meet up with you. Meet the team If you are attending MIPIM and …

Palais des Festivals,. Cannes, France


Wednesday 25th - Thursday 26th March 2020

Total Housing 2020

Representatives from all our real estate specialisms will be in Brighton. This includes construction, planning, social housing and development. Please contact us if you are intested in meeting us during the conference. Please contact events@wslaw.co.uk for more information.

Brighton Hilton Metropole, Kings Road . Brighton BN1 2FE


Thursday 27th February 2020

Build To Rent Forum 2020

We are delighted to be involved with the BTR Forum again in 2020. This is an authoritative one-day event that brings together private and public sector leaders and key stakeholders to debate and exchange ideas. This year’s theme is ‘Build …

155 Bishopsgate Conference Centre. London EC2M 3YD


Speakers: Karen Cooksley