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Neil Walker

Legal Director


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Neil specialises in advising local authorities and other public bodies in relation to complex real estate and projects work including regeneration, forward funding and other development matters. He also acts for public sector clients on a wide range of acquisition, disposal and other real estate transactional work and is active in delivering client-facing training and webinars.

Featured experience

Council - Construction of new public road

Acting for the Council on the construction of a new public road at Infinity Park, Derby. Neil led on this project and the related Innovation Centre project - the development of a landmark 50,000 square feet office/workspace building at the heart of Infinity Park.

Council - Infrastructure delivery

Neil acted for Derby City Council on its infrastructure delivery scheme in collaboration with landowners Rolls-Royce and the Harpur-Crewe Estate, and developers Cedar House and Wilson Bowden on the Council’s Infinity Park, Derby infrastructure delivery scheme which involved the construction of a new public road (Infinity Park Way) to link two areas of Derby, and the delivery of utilities infrastructure to enable the development of the Enterprise Zone business park for advanced manufacturing and technology uses. In addition Neil acted for the Council on its 50,000 square feet iHub development at Infinity Park, Derby.

Council - Regeneration - city centre

Acting for City of Lincoln Council in relation to its Transport Hub scheme in Lincoln City Centre involving the redevelopment of an area in the vicinity of the City’s mainline railway station to create a new bus interchange, a multi-storey car park (c1000 spaces) and extensive highway and public realm improvements. Neil led the property and development elements, working closely with Projects Partner Stephen Matthew on the public law and wider aspects of the project.

Council - Regeneration - Residential

Working closely with Associate Kassra Powles, dealing with London Borough of Enfield’s Alma Estate regeneration scheme at Ponders End, involving the phased demolition of a predominantly tower block housing estate and its redevelopment by the Council’s procured development partner Countryside Properties for mixed tenure housing with community and commercial facilities.