He is currently senior director in CBRE’s planning team and a member of its senior management team. He has more than 25 years of experience.
He has experience in delivering planning approvals for major mixed-use schemes, including the Francis Crick Institute, a one million square foot, £600 million research facility. He also led on the Harrow View proposals for a 55-acre mixed-use development of strategic industrial land to deliver 387,000 square feet of commercial and 54,000 square feet of retail floor space together with 1,200 residential units.
Mike Derbyshire, head of planning at Bidwells, said: “Paul’s capability is perfectly aligned to our firm’s strategy of offering clients access to specialist high growth real estate markets in the Golden Triangle of Oxford, Cambridge and London and sector-leading work in the science and technology and education sectors.”
Willmott will join Bidwells as a group partner as well as head of planning in April.
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