Andrew Given

Andrew Given

Partner & Head of Real Estate, Land and Development

Originally from Northern Ireland, Andrew joined Goughs in January 2006 as a trainee solicitor.  Andrew now heads up the firm’s Real Estate, Land and Development team acting for developers, housebuilders and landowners on all aspects of development land.

He specialises in high value land acquisition and sales, Option Agreements, Conditional Sale Agreements, Planning Obligations, Development Finance, Infrastructure Agreements, Site set ups and the disposal of affordable housing.

Some of the recent projects Andrew has handled include:-

  • Acting for a consortium of developers in respect of Option Agreements for a development of 1000+ homes in Chippenham
  • The purchase of a former police station for redevelopment in Corsham
  • A multi million pound re-finance package for a 100 home development
  • Securing control of a 50 acre site for a commercial developer for the construction of a warehouse and distribution centre

 

Where did you grow up?
Bangor, Northern Ireland
 
What was your first job?
Admin assistant for the Exams Board
 
What are your hobbies?
Cricket, following Irish Rugby, playing guitar
 
What is your favourite food?
Shepherds Pie
 
What is your favourite drink?
Anything from the Box Steam Brewery
 
What is your favourite film?
The Godfather and Once Upon a Time in the West
 
What is your favourite group/artist?
Bob Dylan, The Kinks & The Who
 
What is your favourite book?
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
 
Your likes?
Public houses, sport, cake
 
Your dislikes?
Corned beef and hockey
 
Any personal ambitions?
I’d like to write a book (on a less ambitious level – to be in a band again)