This part of the market is rapidly changing and we're facilitating that change. We're advising on sustainability and wider ESG objectives, regulatory and public procurement requirements, on clients' moves into new and emerging asset classes, on the deployment of tech and data (including construction tech). We're also advising extensively on collaborations between developers, funders, operators and public bodies/agencies.

We advise throughout the life cycle of these projects – from structuring (including partnership structures and innovative funding arrangements) to strategic land issues, securing planning, meeting procurement requirements and managing tax to construction and ultimate project completion.

Our advice includes risk and dispute management, health and safety – including fire safety -, regulatory requirements, sustainability, and data/connectivity.

We offer specialist expertise and insight for projects in the fast growing and transforming segments of the market including: Build-To-Rent; multi-family; student accommodation; logistics/industrial; and on infrastructure, repurposing and regeneration projects.
 

Experience

GLP

We advise this world leading logistics and warehouse specialist on its UK development programme. Advice includes planning, construction, procurement, sustainability, contract negotiation, tenant relations and funding. We have advised on c.2 million square feet of space with a combined value of c.£120m. Our expertise in the market means we can help GLP move quickly to achieve their objectives.

Cubex Land and Fiera Capital

We advised throughout the development of the Finzels Reach project (£250m), a strategically significant mixed use regeneration project for Bristol including a new hotel forward-funded by AXA. The complex site involved listed spaces and a restrictive harbour-side location. Advised on establishing the fund, development and lease agreements, construction, procurement, planning, rights to light, development financing, and public realm key infrastructure. 
 

Mirastar

Advised on the acquisition of various logistics warehouse assets for their joint venture with KKR, and subsequent debt financing with Blackstone for £165m.
 

St Modwen

Advised on their successful outline planning application for a strategic 1 million sq ft warehouse development alongside the M4, despite various complexities including  labour agreements relating to the construction and ongoing operation of the site, objections relating to a footpath diversion order, S106 negotiations and planning conditions relating to the deliverability of the scheme.
 

Eiffage

Advised on the "Smartseille" project which is Marseille's mixed-use 'standard setting' neighbourhood with 2.7 hectares with c.58,000 homes plus office space and amenities. We advised on their technology driven project which relies on IoT to manage and optimise efficiencies across energy consumption, transportation and parking and to improve social interaction and services (including e-concierge).

U+I  plc

We advised on a number of mixed-use regeneration projects in Britain and Ireland including its development of  substantial office space in Slough (the first building in the £450 million Heart of Slough Development); phase 2 (180 mid-market resi units) of a large mixed-use regeneration project in North West London; and a  superstore in South Woodham Ferrers.  Advice included all construction, development, and procurement strategy.