Ed Colreavy Partner

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2000 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  London

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Ed Colreavy

Ed acts for some of the UK's largest house-builders and developers across the UK. He specialises in complex land acquisitions and disposals, including strategic land assembly projects. Ed has particular experience of negotiating long-term development agreements with Government bodies and local authorities, which are procured through competitive tender dialogue. He also leads the Real Estate group's mixed-use sector initiative, advising on schemes in that space.

Over the years, Ed has gained huge experience acting on large-scale development projects for housebuilders and on large mixed use schemes. One such example is the advice he has given to Taylor Wimpey and Dorchester Living in respect of the creation of a new mixed-use town centre and the drawdown of various development tranches of land as part of the re-generation of the ex-MoD site in Bordon, creating over 3,350 new homes.


Ed's clients include Avant Homes, Bellway Homes, Bloor Homes, Miller Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Whitehall & Bordon (a joint venture of Dorchester Regeneration and Taylor Wimpey).


  • Negotiating and exchanging a development management agreement with the Secretary of State for Defence in respect of the entire scheme through a competitive public procurement.
  • Acting for Avant Homes Group on the real estate aspects of a portfolio of over 50 development sites and strategic landholdings, as part of the sale of the Avant Homes Group business to private developer Berkeley DeVeer.
  • Advising Telereal Trillium on its acquisition of the Lands Improvement business from BlackRock Europe Property Fund III for £120 million.
  • Advising Eden Retirement in relation to the creation and implementation of a new (industry leading) template structure for its new senior living developments, which has now received ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators) accreditation.

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Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2016

    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, partner
  • 2014

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP, partner
  • 2008

    • Career
      Wragge & Co LLP, director
  • 2000

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 1998

    • Career
      Wragge & Co LLP, associate
  • 1996

    • Education
      University College London (LLB)