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Our dedicated team of regeneration lawyers is drawn from the core legal disciplines of construction, real estate, planning and corporate.
The team has established a niche reputation for project work for developers in areas of urban renewal, regeneration and mixed-use development and has advised on some of the largest regeneration schemes in the country. We have considerable experience in dealing with the legal issues that can arise with such schemes and have a dedicated development sales team to help with marketing projects in the UK and overseas.
The multidisciplinary team is equipped with the skills to address every stage of a regeneration project from the development appraisal to disposal. This includes functions such as the acquisition of land or opportunity, structure and joint ventures and other strategic alliances, (including the consideration of the taxation implications), funding, the master planning and planning processes and the procurement of construction and consultancy engagements.
Our regeneration clients come from both the public and private sectors and include landowners, developers, public authorities, housing associations investors and banks.
We also have a particular expertise in acting for housebuilders and act for five out of the top six house builders in the UK as well as for a range of smaller specialist operators. As a result of which we know the house building industry inside out.
Advising Taylor Wimpey and London & Quadrant Housing Trust on Chobham Manor, a mixed use scheme in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which will comprise around 850 homes. We are providing a ‘cradle to grave’ service, advising the consortium on all aspects of the project. Our deep knowledge of the original development agreement and the personalities and agendas within LLDC enables us to provide efficient and practical on-going advice.
Advising Countryside Properties and their joint venture with Taylor Wimpey, to contract for and deliver this multi-award winning 60 acre regeneration project of 2,840 homes, involving investment of over £350 million. We have been engaged in this project for more than 15 years, offering specialist advice across a wide spectrum of assignments: building contracts, sustainability objectives, planning issues, core development arrangements and strategic procurement agreements.
Advising developer Bouygues on phase 2 of the £3.7 billion regeneration of Canning Town which will create up to 10,000 homes, pedestrian and cycling routes, green public spaces and safe, accessible community facilities. Our work includes providing strategic and pre-application planning advice, negotiating with the London Borough of Newham to complete the principal development agreement, and facilitated agreements with One Housing Group, advising on investor sales for the commercial and residential elements, and also on vacant possession and compulsory purchase arrangements.
Advising Bellway Homes Limited (Thames Gateway division) on all aspects of its acquisition of Lanark Square - the first phase of a major redevelopment which will transform an office and commercial complex into a new build mixed-use destination with 89 luxury apartments and including affordable housing. We have been involved in the project from the outset and have helped to overcome significant title and technical issues by composing a detailed conditional agreement to secure the site for the client.
Acting for Crest Nicholson on the first phase of the development of a disused MOD research establishment. The site sits just to the south of the Wentworth Golf Club and estate, and adjoins the Thames Basin Heath SPSA and SAC. Planning permission obtained for 1,000,000 square feet of commercial floorspace, 350 dwellings, an upgraded railway station and extensive open space.
Acting for a consortium that includes Welbeck Land and Taylor Wimpey to bring forward the southern extension to Gillingham, Dorset. The proposed development will consist of circa 1,800 dwellings, a business park, a school, a district centre, major road and open space infrastructure.