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Andrew J Wallis



Andrew is a Partner and Head of our Sheffield Real Estate team. He specialises in development projects from site acquisition through to exit strategies, in particular joint ventures and forward funding agreements.

He has a broad experience of all types of commercial property transactions and has also driven a number of major investment portfolio acquisitions and disposals.

Andrew also has particular experience in high value, large scale student development portfolio acquisitions for offshore funds, providing advice and guidance on all legal aspects of acquisition and site assembly, investment and/or development finance and legal structures (usually tax driven and development layout specific). A great deal of Andrew’s work is therefore highly complex, development specific and largely bespoke.

Recent highlights:

  • Advising on the financing of the regeneration of Graham Park, Barnet (a circa 1500 unit housing community and associated infrastructure uses).
  • Acting for the investment purchaser of the mixed use development St. Katherine Docks Marina next to the Tower of London for over £150m.
  • Acting for the developer on the acquisition and redevelopment of Wards Brewery Sheffield into a mixed use residential, retail and business use development.
  • Acting for the developer in their 58 acre business park development at Parkway Markets Sheffield, accommodating 800,000 sq.ft of manufacturing and business space.
  • Advising the investment Fund of over £200m worth of Student mixed use development purchases across the UK including refurbishment and development advice and the on-going management of their £450m portfolio.
  • Advising the landowner and JV development partner on the Chesterfield Waterside regeneration project with Chesterfield Borough Council with a development value of over £350m.

Market view:

"I am absolutely delighted that these transactions have exchanged and particularly grateful to you for the especially hard work and technical expertise displayed at all times. This at times has had many challenges and 'curve balls' which were all dealt with by you and your team with unwavering professionalism and a 'can do' attitude." - Mark Sennett, Dartmoor Capital.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 19/09/2017
    Andrew Wallis To Lead Irwin Mitchell's Real Estate Team In Sheffield

    "Irwin Mitchell has a very strong reputation for real estate work and I am delighted, and being a Sheffield lad, particularly proud to be leading the team here in the city. I am fortunate to be leading an already great team of exceptionally talented people and really excited about our ambitions for growth. Clients are everything and continuing to deliver a first class client service is paramount to what we do."

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  • 09/06/2015
    IC Innovations To Purchase New Premises And Take On More Staff Following £1.2m Funding

    “IC Innovations are extremely ambitious and this relocation will provide the company with the space it needs to grow and meet customer demand. The company has grown considerably in recent years and this move marks an important milestone in the company’s development. We are delighted to be able to support such a business on its journey.”

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  • 09/02/2015
    Irwin Mitchell Advises On Sheffield Business Park Deal

    It is exciting times for the City, particularly around the Sheffield Business Park area and it is great for Irwin Mitchell to be able to support the businesses that really want to make things happen.”

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  • 24/04/2014
    Construction Work Commences On £300m Chesterfield Waterside

    We are delighted to be involved in such a major project and important regeneration programme for Chesterfield. Although just the start this marks a significant milestone and hopefully will be one of the catalysts for progressing further with the delivery phases. Work starting on the site is also another sign that confidence is returning to the market.”

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