Submission summary: Winckworth Sherwood’s work truly reflects that iconic, transformational regeneration schemes cannot be delivered without multi-party collaboration.
Two exemplars of our work are some of the most high-profile developments in the UK – Liverpool Waters and the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea opportunity area (VNEB). Every part of the firm’s approach demonstrated innovation and best practice, creating legal frameworks to encourage collective thinking and a spirit of cooperation in strategic problem solving.
This was especially evident in Winckworth Sherwood’s class-leading activity around the CIL regulations, which resulted in national policy change. Equally, at Liverpool Waters, the team led the creation of revolutionary stakeholder panels – unique structures that ensure development is not delayed and is delivered to standards higher than those required by legislation and policy.
Innovative legal work like this, which is helping to return historic and inspirational sites to their communities – with the approval of Liverpool Waters’ Central Docks masterplan in 2019 and the firm’s current work on VNEB’s ongoing development – makes the Winckworth Sherwood team a leading contender for this award.