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With major growth planned for the Oxbridge Corridor, businesses in the region need to be ready for the substantial projects that are on the horizon . Over the coming years, the government plans to spend billions on housing and infrastructure within the 130-mile line of towns and cities linking Cambridge and Oxford. The aim is to make this region a new powerhouse among the world’s knowledge economies.
The plans include building up to one million new homes along the corridor by 2050 and spending up to £3.5billion on a road linking Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Oxford – the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway. A railway connecting East Anglia with central, southern and western England – the East West Rail – is also in the offing.
All this will present huge opportunities for the region’s businesses and developers. As a firm deeply embedded within the Oxbridge Corridor – with offices in Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Northampton, as well as London – Hewitsons is committed to helping its clients to capitalise on these.
The firm is well placed to do this, with specialist teams covering every major area of law, including Agriculture & Rural Property, Commercial, Construction & Engineering, Corporate, Employment, Planning & Environmental, Real Estate and Residential Property, among others.
Over the past 18 months, Hewitsons has been growing many of these teams, following strong revenue increases.
As the latest part of this expansion, in May Hewitsons appointed yet another experienced solicitor to its respected Construction team. Campbell Wilson has joined the firm as a Senior Solicitor, based at its Milton Keynes office. Working with other members of the Construction team across all offices, he will be responsible for advising public and private sector clients on a diverse range of contractual and commercial matters.
Managing Partner Colin Jones said: “This is an exciting time for businesses and developers in Cambridge and throughout the Oxbridge Corridor.
“We will continue to invest in our legal talent, as well as our infrastructure and systems, in order to continue providing the best possible service for our clients in all sectors during this period, helping them to take full advantage of the forthcoming opportunities."
For more information on the Oxford-Cambridge Corridor please read our Oxbridge brochure