Roger Fitton is the firm’s managing partner and heads the development and regeneration team. He specialises in large urban regeneration projects, residential developments and mixed-use schemes for house builders, housing associations, local authorities, and charities. Fitton lectures and has published articles on the legal aspects of regeneration projects.
Fitton has represented Barratt on:
- The regeneration schemes at Dalston with the London Development Agency, London Underground and Hackney Council for 600 new homes, a Library and new ‘Town Square’ as part of a wider mixed-use scheme
- The Olympics-related site at St Andrew’s Bow, which, subject to planning permission, will provide a new community on a former hospital site for 900 new homes and a new health centre
- Canada Water London SE16 for upwards of 1,000 new homes as part of a mixed-use scheme with the London Borough of Southwark and British Land
- Acting for Redrow on the proposed regeneration scheme proposal at Silver Quarter, Canning Town
- Advising and acting for Thurrock Council on the Schoolfield Road regeneration scheme for around 500 new homes and a new school
- Acting for a religious charity on provision of a new secondary school and related transactions in Tower Hamlets
- Representing Hanover Housing Association on its extra care schemes in Slough, Brighton, Wakefield, Darlington, Hull and Scunthorpe
- Acting for Advance Housing and Support Limited on a stock transfer of special needs accommodation and service contracts from New Dimensions
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