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Brian Dowling

Senior Associate Solicitor

Biography

Brian is a residential development and investment specialist, with a particular focus on regeneration and capital projects working for or with the public or charitable sector. Hehas a particular interest in delivering private rented, affordable, and student housing as part of larger on-going schemes. He also advises on strategic land, promotion agreements, and disposal of greenfield sites to housebuilders.

Recent highlights

  • Lambeth College Advising FE College on EU procurement of a development partner to construct a £45 million purpose built College and specialist training hotel as part of a £150 million mixed use PRS project.
  • Westergate: Acting for consortium of landowners on disposal of a site in West Sussex for 268 homes, pursuant to a promotion agreement.
  • Welbeck: Acting on number of promotion agreements across England for prominent land promoters.
  • Thoby Priory, Mountnessing: Acting on disposal of high value brownfield site in Brentwood for developer.
  • Christ’s Hospital Foundation: Acting for prominent public school on disposal of brownfield site for housing development to a housing association.
  • Chichester College: Acting on number of strategic commercial disposals for this FE College.
  • Greenwich Peninsula: Acted for GLA on disposal of plots at the largest regeneration site in Europe dealing with infrastructure, planning, procurement, and development issues.
  • London Legacy Development Corporation: Acted on appointment of a development partner under EU procurement rules to deliver 1500 homes (PRS, affordable, and private) at East Wick and Sweetwater, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
  • Nido Living: Acted on acquisition of £400m student housing portfolio including due diligence aspects and advice on student housing issues.

Market View

Recommended for work in social housing and social housing finance - Legal 500, 2014


Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 05/04/2018
    Irwin Mitchell Advises Artisan Real Estate Investors on Acquisition Of NatWest Court In Bristol

    "Mixed use and residential is one of our key sector focuses at Irwin Mitchell and this is a great regeneration project for this historic part of Bristol. It has been so rewarding for our planning, construction and property lawyers to work with a client and consultant team who are so passionate about placemaking. You can really see the potential that this scheme has to bring new jobs and a new perspective to this thriving city."

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