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Ayesha Khalique

Senior Associate


+44 (0)330 045 2210


Ayesha acts for both public and private sector clients on a wide range of commercial real estate and development matters. She has significant experience advising on complex development, regeneration and investment projects, and specialises in residential-led and mixed-use regeneration schemes.  

Ayesha’s development experience has included advice to clients within joint venture delivery structures, advice on disposals to affordable housing providers, and large-scale garden town schemes. She regularly advises on acquisitions, disposals and other transactions pursuant to public procurement procedures.   

In addition to residential schemes, Ayesha has advised on wider town centre developments including hotel and student accommodation projects. She has also acted on leisure facility outsourcing projects and property investment acquisitions.  

Ayesha acts for various local authorities with a large national spread, including the London Borough of Croydon, the London Borough of Ealing, Nottingham City Council, Derby City Council and Watford Borough Council. She also acts for a number of private sector developers and landlords, so is able to approach projects and transactions with perspective from "both sides of the fence".  

Featured experience

City Centre Hotel Development

Acted for a local authority on a hotel development project. This will see the refurbishment and onward operation of a former city centre department store into a four-star boutique hotel.

Housing Delivery Project

Advised a local authority on the residential development of former school playing field land. The project will involve the delivery of both market and social housing dwellings by a private developer, selected pursuant to a competitive procurement process.


Acted for Derby City Council on the NAMRC project, which will involve the £14.6 million forward funded development of a new nuclear manufacturing research centre at Infinity Park, Derby.

Site Disposal

Acted for a local authority on the £22 million disposal of former town centre car park premises. This is a key development site, which will be brought forward for mixed use (residential led) redevelopment by the private developer purchaser.