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Andrew J Wallis



Andrew is a Partner and the Head of our Sheffield Real Estate team. He is also the National Head of our Housing, Student Accommodation and PRS Sector. He advises on all types of real estate transactions, and has particular experience in major portfolio acquisitions and disposals.

Andrew’s commercial focus and approachability put him in good stead to manage our relationships with key real estate clients.

He specialises in complex development and regeneration projects, and the legal processes involved in them. These often involve forward funding agreements and joint ventures between developers, landowners and businesses.

His past projects include a variety of property types, such as:

  • Large scale student accommodation
  • High-value residential accommodation
  • Regeneration projects
  • Mixed-use developments

Andrew provides advice on all legal aspects of site acquisition and assembly, investment and finance, legal structures and exit strategies.

Recent highlights:

  • Worked on the redevelopment of Wards Brewery into a mixed use residential, retail and business property.
  • Advised an investment fund on the refurbishment, development and management of their £400m portfolio. This is made up of student and mixed use developments across the UK.
  • Worked on the £417.5m sale of the Ardent portfolio. This was the year’s largest student accommodation deal in the UK.
  • Advised the landowner and development partner on Chesterfield Council’s Waterside regeneration project. This had a development value of over £350m.
  • Advised the landowner and developer on the DurhamGate project. This was the North East’s largest regeneration project.

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.

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  • 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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