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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

Andrew’s recent experience includes:

  • 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)
  • Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead: Advised RBWM in connection with the negotiation and exchange of a development agreement with ING in respect of the regeneration of a mixed-use development within Maidenhead Town Centre
  • Bouygues Development Limited: Advised Bouygues in connection with their regeneration with London Borough of Brent for the development of a mixed-use scheme at Queens Park/Kilburn. Also advising Bouygues on other confidential developments
  • Sainsbury’s: Advised Sainsbury’s (and was lead Sainsbury’s partner at Dentons) in all aspects of their property portfolio for over 20 years, including land acquisitions and store developments, preletting of district centres, forward funding of retail schemes and real estate finance
  • Advised LB of Hounslow in connection with the regeneration of Hounslow Town Centre comprising a mixed-use (predominantly residential) scheme, with Wilson Bowden/Barratts
  • DSG (Dixons), Homebase, Argos and Superdrug in relation to numerous retail lettings of their retail sites with all major institutions
  • Grantchester (prior to their acquisition by Hammerson) in respect of lettings of numerous retail parks to major retailers
  • Advising Horiba Mira in connection with their development and continued expansion at Hinckley in connection with the prospective delivery of a 1.5m sq ft technology park
  • Advising a number of landowner clients in connection with promotion agreements, conditional sale agreements and in respect of significant residential and commercial schemes in London and the South East

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