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Infrastructure & Major Projects

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What is involved?

Our Infrastructure and Major Projects Team can provide support at every stage of your project. We typically advise our clients at all stages of the project lifecycle from inception to completion and on operational matters in a diverse range of sectors including Regeneration, Infrastructure, Transport, Warehousing & Logistics, Education, Healthcare, IT/Telecoms, Leisure, Energy, Waste & Sustainability.

Our team has advised on some of the largest and most complex transactions to come to the market, with extensive experience acting for:

  • Central government and major government agencies
  • Combined authorities and local authorities
  • Universities and Colleges
  • NHS Bodies
  • Other public bodies
  • Equity and debt investors
  • Developers
  • Contractors

Our key contacts include; Iain Bowler, Nathan Holden, Stephen Pearson and Jackie Heeds.

Key contacts

James Larmour

James Larmour

0345 017 1122

Jackie Heeds
Partner & Joint Lead of Major Projects

0345 634 2606

Why choose Freeths?

Our Infrastructure and Major Projects Team includes specialists across a broad range of specialisms:

To contact our Infrastructure and Major Projects Team please complete the form below.

Our team’s experience includes:

  • Structuring, procuring, financing and managing operational projects:
  • Infrastructure funds
  • Strategic planning
  • Subsidy control, procurement and public law issues
  • PPP, PFI, PF2, local authority companies, mutual investment model procurements
  • Outsourcing
  • Joint venture companies, LP/LLP structures-public, private and public/private
  • Regeneration projects
  • Digital infrastructure
  • Transport infrastructure projects
  • Due diligence


Integrated team

We have an integrated nationwide team offering the complete range of services needed for transactions of all sizes. As a result, we can advise on all aspects of your project and are experienced in coordinating the input of lawyers to provide our clients with an integrated service.

Strength and Depth

We have the strength and depth of resource, market knowledge and expertise required to bring projects to a close. Our team members have top level experience of advising on infrastructure and major projects, with many of our lawyers having joined us from Magic Circle and other City firms.


The team members have great legal skill with the ability to deliver complex projects involving multi-disciplinary teams both efficiently and cost effectively.


You can trust us to be commercially-minded, readily accessible and available to provide clear solutions.

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Infrastructure & Major Projects Lawyers

Iain Bowler

0345 030 5767

Michael Bray

Michael Bray

0345 126 3775

Robert Bruce

0345 128 6958

Luke Dixon

0345 404 4162

Jackie Heeds

0345 634 2606

Nathan Holden

0345 077 9646

Tom Johnson

0345 128 7974

Alex Johnson

0345 077 9643

Clare King

Clare King

0345 128 6950

James Larmour

James Larmour

0345 017 1122

Stephen Pearson

0345 274 6900

Ian Tempest

Ian Tempest

0345 274 6818

Duncan Tringham

0117 472 5385

Richard Williams

Richard Williams

0345 030 5737

Ben Derrington

Ben Derrington

0345 030 5855

Jude Mladek

0345 166 6304

Marie Mulligan

0345 340 4209

Kirstin Roberts

Kirstin Roberts FCIWM

0345 166 6299

Frank Suttie

0345 128 6996

Roger Gough

0345 030 5718

Nick Wallace
Managing Associate

0345 030 5681

Ella Carroll
Senior Associate

0345 017 6020

Rachel Clack
Senior Associate

0345 272 5720

Infrastructure & Major Projects

Emma Conwell
Senior Associate

0345 073 8396

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Ben Cox
Senior Associate

0345 030 5641

Infrastructure & Major Projects

Amy Weir
Senior Associate

0345 404 1725

Edward Peel

0345 030 5824

Karolina Olczak

0345 272 5730

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Notable work

  • Liverpool City Region Combined Authority – advising on an ambitious digital regeneration project to create a new full fibre backhaul network comprising over 220km of ultra-fast broadband across all 6 Districts comprising the Liverpool City Region.
  • Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council – advising the Council from the outset on a competitive dialogue process for the procurement of a development partner for its £150m town centre regeneration project.
  • Cambridge City Council – advising Council on creation of a £220m JV with Anglian Water, funded by Homes England, to deliver new the “CNFE”urban expansion/ Garden Village for the City of Cambridge on the site of a Water Treatment Works.
  • International Public Partnerships – advising in relation to its investment in the £4.2 billion Thames Tideway mega project.
  • EV Chargepoint Infrastructure – advising a contractor on funding arrangements to support its obligations under a framework agreement with a number of local authorities to deliver the rollout of EV chargepoint infrastructure across publicly owned sites.
  • ENGIE Services – advising client in relation to the replacement FM Contracts for both phases of Rochdale BSF following the Carillion insolvency.
  • Allerdale Investment Partnership – advising on the restructuring of the partnership, a public private joint venture, devoted to developing a number of commercial development sites in the Workington/Allerdale area on behalf of the Council and a JV partner.
  • Cornwall Council – advising Council on the Langarth Garden Village project involving the strategic acquisition and development of a new town with at least 4000 homes, new schools, commercial, retail and public space and a £47 Million grant funded highway scheme in collaboration with three developers.
  • Building Schools for the Future Investments LLP – advising the team on numerous secondary market transactions in relation to the consolidation of its BSF portfolio.
  • Cumbria County Council – acting on a £165m project application for the extraction of 2.7m tonnes per year of coking coal near the Cumbria coastline north of St Bees which attracted significant public and media interest on climate change grounds.
  • Catalyst Capital – advising on the JV development of a 49.9MW transmission-connected battery storage project in the south of England, including negotiation of the investment documents, advising on the major equipment supply, balance of plant, long term services, optimisation services and asset management contracts, and carrying out due diligence on the land rights, grid connection, planning and environmental issues.
  • Refinancing Projects – advising on the refinancing of the Blackburn1, Durham, Luton, South Tyneside and Gateshead 2 and Wolverhampton BSF projects, and the Liverpool Library PFI project.
  • Derbyshire Dales District Council – acting for Council on a project for the outsourcing of waste collection, processing and transportation of waste with a separate third party contract relating to green waste recycling.
  • TC Ormonde OFTO Limited – advising on the restructuring of the company’s senior debt facilities to allow for the receipt of Network Innovation Competition funding from Ofgem.
  • Kirklees Council – advising Council in connection with a joint venture project between the Council and Cityfibre concerning a £30million full fibre network expansion across the Huddersfield region.
  • London Luton Airport – acting for the operator of London Luton Airport in relation to their £150m expansion project involving a major expansion to the terminal building, a new aircraft access pier, new baggage handling systems and X-Ray facilities, new roads, car parking and accessways together with new taxiways.
  • Amber Infrastructure – advising on the shareholder arrangements in respect of the acquisition vehicle for purchase of a majority stake in Service Terminal Rotterdam, a fully-contracted 242,000m3 marine fuel blending and storage terminal in Rotterdam, investing alongside funds managed by Access Capital Partners.
  • Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council – advising the Council from the outset on a competitive dialogue process for the procurement of a development partner for its £130m town centre regeneration project.

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