Philip Jardine Partner, Head of Real Estate in Wales, Thames Valley & London

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“Philip Jardine heads the firm's built environment department. He has a broad real estate practice covering a broad range of property transactions, and he also offers experience of major development and regeneration projects.”

Chambers and Partners 2019

“Very popular.”

Legal 500 2017
Phil is a Partner and Head of Real Estate in Wales, the Thames Valley and London. He has experience of large-scale public and private development work, joint ventures, regeneration projects and property transactions particularly relating to the governmental, health and education sectors.

Main areas of practice

Phil is the firm's lead partner for a number of major clients. Often acting at the interface of the public and private sectors he plays a pivotal role between clients, their advisers, project managers, valuers and specialist consultants in making deals happen.

Through pragmatic solution-based advice and guidance, Phil is adept in using both familiar mechanisms as land options, development agreements and also more complex multi-party project structures involving CPOs, planning and infrastructure agreements.

Significant experience

Multiple locations, organisations and stakeholders

  • Acting for Igloo Regeneration Partnership in its development of 40 acres of brownfield derelict former dockland in Cardiff Bay including in the initial phase, the development of over 170,000 sq ft of space for BBC and the £43m sale of the investment created to a pension fund.
  • Acting for Amber Infrastructure and the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales (RIFW) in connection with the investment of £60m under the European funded JESSICA project and the completion of loans out of the fund to various infrastructure projects in Wales. The fund is an LLP which was created by the transfer of a portfolio of publicly owned assets by Welsh Government.

Transport, public bodies and government

  •  Acting for the University of South Wales in the acquisition and development of the Atrium - a £25m 100,000sq ft creative arts and media design academy in the City Centre of Cardiff.
  • Acting for the University of Glamorgan and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in the £22m re-development of the College's campus on North Road Cardiff and creation of a new concert hall and rehearsal studios which opened in August 2011.
  • Acting for NHS Wales in the assembly of the site of a new hospital in Cardigan using CPO powers vested in the NHS, saving the 'public purse' over £500,000.

Working with in-house teams

  • Acting for the in-house teams of Newport City Council and Welsh Government through Newport Unlimited (Wales' only URC) in the development, grant funding and lease of the new £40m Newport City Centre Campus for the University of South Wales.
  • Acting for the in-house team of Vale of Glamorgan Council in the highways agreements and planning agreements affecting the redevelopment of RAF St. Athan.
  • Representing the in-house team of Welsh Government in the multi-party development of the international rail freight terminal at Wentloog Cardiff.

“The 'very approachable' Philip Jardine is known for his work in both the public and private sectors, particularly for development and regeneration projects. ”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2016


Philip’s Blog

Central Square – One Month On…

Partner Phil Jardine describes the firm’s journey to this most wonderful place

Blake Morgan Real Estate teams at MIPIM UK

Members of Blake Morgan's Real Estate teams from the South Coast and Cardiff will be supporting their regional business organisations at MIPIM UK.

Articles by Philip

Blake Morgan announces new Project and Cost Management division

Press Release

Leading law firm Blake Morgan has announced a new service for the construction and development industry.

University of South Wales awards contract for legal services

Press Release

The University of South Wales has named its panel of preferred legal advisors following a competitive tender process for legal services.

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