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About: Real Estate

Real Estate is in Winckworth Sherwood’s DNA. We have been delivering transformational change in London and across the UK for decades.  Our 100-strong full service real estate practice is one of the UK’s largest and has worked on some of the country’s most high profile and complex development schemes. Our team includes experts in planninginvestment, litigationcommercial real estate, constructionresidential salestax and finance.

Our clients include major investment funds, the UK’s largest residential developers, the top residential property funds, well-known retail and leisure brands, petrol retailers, religious and education institutions with significant property portfolios as well as new entrants to the UK real estate market.

    Winckworth Sherwood - Shortlisted for 'Real Estate Team of the Year' at the Legal Business Awards 2016

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Managing Partner, London

Tel: +44 (0)20 7593 5076


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Latest Case

Nine Elms Project

With more than 20 inter-connected development schemes in the wider Nine Elms project (which includes the Nine Elms Opportunity Area), it is the largest single regeneration programme in London for a generation.

We are advising on all the major projects such as Battersea Power Station and the Northern Line Extension including strategic planning issues, public information and reporting issues, interface with statutory consultees, housing, retail and heritage matters, statutory agreements and bonds, funding agreements and security issues.

The framework includes:

  • 18,000 plus new homes
  • 25,000 new jobs
  • New educational facilities
  • Exciting new parks and public spaces
  • A new town centre around Battersea power station
  • A new US embassy
  • A new Dutch embassy
  • A new Chinese embassy
  • A re-invigorated New Covent Garden Market and
  • The £800m extension to Northern Line


Our advice to London Borough of Wandsworth for the iconic Battersea Power Station included:

  • Dealing with re-planning/re-phasing matters post sale
  • Advice on statutory agreements including the highly sensitive arrangements for demolition and replacement of the iconic chimneys, affordable housing, major financial contributions and security arrangements in relation to the obligations
  • Advising officers on committee reporting, s.106 agreements and conditioning

It is estimated that the combined cost for the schemes in the project will exceed £15bn.