Oxford merger creates one of largest property advisors

16 June 2015 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read

UK real estate consulting firms Meeson Williams Phillips and Bidwells have decided to merge, creating one of the largest property consultancies in Oxford. The deal enables Bidwells to boost its commercial and planning capability. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.

Bidwells in an in 1839 founded multi-disciplined UK property consulting firm that offers its clients, in among others the science, technology and innovation sectors, a full range of commercial, residential and rural services. The firm that is headquartered in Cambridge employs almost 500 people, working in 40 specialist teams from its 13 offices across England and Scotland.

Oxford property consulting merger

Meeson Williams Phillips is a commercial real estate consultancy that was founded in 2006 in Oxford. The firm, specialised in commercial property, land development and town planning, provides planning advice to bar/restaurant operators and retail/business space consultancy to its clients in the Oxfordshire area.

The merger of Meeson Williams Phillips with Bidwells is in line with Bidwells ambition to strengthen its commercial and planning offering and is part of its business strategy to “focus on the ‘Golden Triangle’ (Oxford, Cambridge and London) - one of the most important clusters of science, technology and innovation in the world.”

The addition of Meeson Williams Phillips’ expertise will complement Bidwells team, particularly in the science, engineering and digital sectors where Meeson Williams Phillips has a strong representation.

Oxford property consulting merger

Commenting on the merger, Patrick McMahon, Senior Partner at Bidwells says: “This is a perfect professional and cultural fit for us, as the move enables our clients to now access some of Oxford’s leading commercial and planning experts. […]”

David Williams, Partner at Bidwells, adds: “As a team, we all felt there was an excellent synergy between our two firms, in terms of both culture and ambition and we believe the only changes our clients will see are positive ones - such as the enhancement of services.”