Real Estate

The Real Estate sector is a key pillar of both the UK and global economies – a sector which continues to evolve within our challenging economic climate.

As you would expect from a Real Estate team of 20 partners and over 50 specialist lawyers, we provide the full range of expertise for the Real Estate sector, including planning, funding, environmental, construction, tax, estate management, secured lending, real estate litigation and dispute resolution. We also have experience acting on investments into real estate projects in the emerging markets, advising clients such as the Pan African Housing Fund. 

Our Real Estate team combines technical know-how with our formidable, commercial approach. We know what first class looks like. Our team members hail from some of the best City practices and many are recognised as 'leading individuals' by Chambers & Partners.

We step into our clients' shoes to understand their world and in turn, add value to their business.

Recent projects have included the £370m sale of New Scotland Yard, the landmark redevelopments of the Television Centre at London's White City and the Ram Brewery at Wandsworth. We have also advised on a number of high-value complex disposals for the Ministry of Defence and the Metropolitan Police Service.

They were dedicated to our interests, industrious, hard-working and prepared to put time and effort in. They identify with the client, understand the business and try to achieve our objectives.
Chambers 2017
They respond very promptly and are very diligent and very thorough.
Chambers 2017
responsiveness and excellent industry knowledge.
Legal 500 2016

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Recent experience

  • Acting for the Mayor's Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) on the sale of New Scotland Yard (8-10 Broadway, Victoria, London) to the Abu Dhabi Financial Group for £370 million.
  • Acting for City North Finsbury Park Ltd on the site set-up and plot sales of a mixed-use development site at Finsbury Park in London, comprising commercial, affordable housing and over 300 open-market residential units.
  • Acting for SkyPark Development Partnership LLP on the pre-letting and development of a new 60,000 sq ft postal distribution centre to be occupied by GeoPost Uk Limited on a 25 year lease.
  • Acting for Barratt Homes on Phase 2 of the regeneration of North Prospect with Plymouth Community Homes under the HCA Development Partner Panel, for 172 affordable units and 172 private units. More phases to come on a 10 year roll out.
  • Acting for Greenland Group on the site set-up and plot sales at The Ram Quarter in Wandsworth – a 7.75 acre riverside site with planning for 661 apartments and approximately 108,000 ft2 (GIA) of retail and leisure amenity.
  • Acting on behalf of the Carlyle Group in respect of the management and lettings at Piccadilly Place, Manchester and Colmore Plaza, Birmingham.
  • Representing Aberystwyth University on its major student residences project covering public procurement, projects, funding, property, planning, environmental, construction and facilities management. 
  • Acting for Dorset County Council as the Accountable Body in relation to the allocation and securing of over £4million of Growing Place Fund monies to a number of key projects including developments at Osprey Quay, Portland, Boscombe and Poole. 
  • Acting for The Boultbee Group on the acquisitions of a number of development sites and a joint venture with another real estate investment management firm in respect of a major office development in Thames Valley.
  • Acting for Titan Property Developments on a number of office to residential permitted development schemes; which include projects in Epsom, Reading, Horsham, Southampton and Beaconsfield.
  • Acting for Mitsui Fudosan and Stanhope Plc on the site set-up and residential sales of up to 900 units at the £1bn redevelopment of the iconic Television Centre in White City, London. 
  • Acting for British Solar Renewables on options and acquisitions of land in excess of 500 acres for the development of solar parks generating in excess of 35MW of installed generating capacity. This culminated in the first ever UK publicly-listed solar finance bond which raised £40m against two solar parks.
  • Setting up the residential element of a mixed use scheme for European land, comprising 159 apartments in a 21 storey building in Paddington, London. This involved roadshows in Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
  • Acting on a pre-letting for a new state-of-the-art Volkswagen (Inchcape) car dealership at Matford Green, Exeter of approximately 40,000 sq ft.
  • Acting for Grenadier Estates on the acquisition of the site of the former St Margaret's School in St Leonard's, Exeter for residential development.