We are a property development company delivering high quality places in London, the South East and Bristol.

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Our current portfolio totals over 1.5m square feet with a development value of approximately £1bn.

Development finance is provided by a number of the UK’s largest institutional investors, while the consultants appointed to the professional team are all leaders in their respective disciplines. With this dependable high-level support, Bell Hammer provides investors and occupiers with inspired design and certainty on delivery.


Joel Hawkins & Patrick Davis have combined career experience in masterplanning and developing in excess of 4 million square feet of commercial floorspace.

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Joel Hawkins at Bell Hammer

Joel Hawkins

Joel has been a developer since 1995. He started his career at Knight Frank before moving to Welbeck Land. Joel established Bell Hammer in 2000.

Patrick Davis at Bell Hammer

Patrick Davis

Patrick joined Bell Hammer in 2006, having previously worked at Arlington Securities and Taylor Woodroow. He has over 23 years experience in managing all aspects of the development process.


We’re committed to develop low energy buildings and ensuring both landlords and occupiers minimise the environmental impact of their real estate portfolios.

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As a developer, we can help regenerate parts of cities, creating places and buildings for future generations.

Bell Hammer strives to improve environmental, social and governance strategies in its development management activities.

We are committed to develop low energy buildings, ensuring both landlords and occupiers minimise the environmental impact of their real estate portfolios.

We work hard to design socially, environmentally and economically sustainable places where people and nature can thrive.

Our commitment is to target net zero carbon across our projects and we are actively responding to the UK’s ecological emergency, by ensuring that we deliver biodiversity gain in our places.

Environmental and Social Impact

Through responsible property development management we seek to deliver positive societal and environmental outcomes, as well as attractive financial returns.

We work with our partners in delivering skills and training programmes that help local people access job opportunities.

We engage with all our contractors to ensure local community initiatives are undertaken.

Our buildings are designed with the future in mind and we work closely with partners, such as WiredScore, Smart Spaces and Telcom, to ensure the latest technology is utilised to create smart buildings ready for the future.


The latest in sustainable design thinking is incorporated in our developments.

We work closely with our teams to use modern methods of construction to deliver upfront embodied carbon saving in the construction process.

Bell Hammer aims to deliver biodiversity net gain initiatives to ensure a long-term positive impact on wildlife and its related welfare benefits.

We seek to achieve a minimum of BREEAM ‘Excellent” for all new developments and target “Outstanding” where possible.

Health & Wellbeing

Putting our wellbeing principles into practice by creating public realm and green spaces for the occupiers and community to enjoy.

Developing outside spaces, that occupiers and local residents can use for socialising are hugely beneficial to health and well-being.

Our estate management strategies are aimed at developing a sense of community through a range of activities including business networking, charity events, social gathering and a wide range of sports activities.


Bell Hammer advocates responsible business practices across our business and throughout our supply chain.

We promote ESG principles across our supply chain.

We have a robust governance structure which enables us to make effective decisions, at the right time and based on the right information.