Ed Colreavy Partner


Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2000 - Solicitor of England & Wales


Primary office:  London




Ed Colreavy

Ed Colreavy helps clients to deliver new housing developments across the UK.

Ed specialises in complex land acquisitions and disposals, including strategic land assembly projects. He works alongside national housebuilders helping them to acquire new development sites and has particular experience of negotiating long term development management agreements with Government bodies. In addition Ed has experience of large scale development projects and working with national housebuilders, strategic land companies and specialist mixed use/retirement developers.

Highlights

Advising Telereal Trillium on its acquisition of Lands Improvement for £120m. The transaction required a firm-wide team of specialists to conclude the negotiations. At a time of acute housing shortage, the deal will help to unlock several thousand new homes across the UK.

Acting for Crest Nicholson on its £200m redevelopment of the existing King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove, through a competitive tender dialogue with Brighton and Hove City Council.

Advising Taylor Wimpey and Dorchester Living in concluding a development agreement with the Secretary of State to unlock the regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon and the delivery of 2,400 new homes.

Experience

Advising Telereal Trillium on its acquisition of Lands Improvement from BlackRock Europe Property Fund III for £120m. Lands Improvement has landholdings of 2,500 acres across 26 sites in the UK, generating an estimated pipeline of 13,000 new homes.

Acting for Taylor Wimpey and Dorchester Living in concluding a development management agreement with the Secretary of State of Defence to regenerate an ex-MoD barracks in Whitehill & Bordon through a competitive tender dialogue. The scheme will create 2,400 new homes, a new town centre and a new secondary school, and will generate 3,000 new jobs.

Advising Crest Nicholson on its £200m redevelopment of the existing King Alfred Leisure Centre in Hove, through a competitive tender dialogue with Brighton and Hove City Council. The new scheme will help to deliver a new public sports centre costing around £40 million, 560 apartments – 20% of which will be affordable homes – as well as community facilities and commercial space. Around 20% of the new homes will be affordable, for either rent or shared ownership. The private units will comprise properties for sale and the private rented sector.

Acting for Battersea Power Station Development Company on the disposal of new affordable homes within its flagship re-development.

Helping a Persimmon Homes to negotiate a purchase contract to acquire a large, but politically sensitive, site in the south of England for £30m against the background of a protracted and complex judicial review challenge.

Acting for a national housebuilder on the acquisition of a complex development site in London for £35m. The deal required lengthy negotiations with the Secretary of State to release the site from various layers of overage and security in order to unlock development potential.

Advising a national developer on the acquisition of a part share in a joint venture company, which holds significant strategic land interests in the south west.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2016

    • Career
      2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, partner
  • 2014

    • Career
      2014
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP, partner
  • 2008

    • Career
      2008
      Wragge & Co LLP, director
  • 2000

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2000
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 1998

    • Career
      1998
      Wragge & Co LLP, associate
  • 1996

    • Education
      1996
      University College London (LLB)