Richard Noble

Position: Partner
Phone: +(44)(0)1223 222399
Fax: +(44)(0)1223 222388

What can I do for you?

I am a partner in the Cambridge real estate team specialising in work for the education sector. I specialise in working with universities and colleges to manage their estates and to maximise the value their estate gives them. My work includes helping universities and colleges with the complexities of sharing their estates with third parties to enable them to achieve their academic aspirations, and highly complex development work to enable universities and colleges to redevelop their campuses.

Supporting my clients’ objectives

A real highlight for me is the project I am working on for a higher education client at present. This is the sale of their existing campuses and the purchase of a new campus in a multimillion-pound redevelopment of their facilities. Our experience with these sorts of projects has enabled us to identify issues early on and find a way of dealing with them before they become a “block” to the project. We understand the issues that affect education institutions undertaking developments like these and are able to help them plan ahead.

What do others say?

One of the most common things we hear is that our team is approachable and friendly. However, we know what is important to you in the education world, I have been described as “pragmatic and highly commercial” and an "authoritative, but highly pragmatic lawyer, a real pleasure to work with". Ron Bennett, Director of Legal Services at Cambridge University Press.

What else should you know?

I know many of the professional advisers in the education marketplace and can help institutions make connections.