Buying or supplying construction services can be complex, often with many stakeholders' interests to balance, for example developers, funders, purchasers, tenants, occupiers, supply chain and investors. Our broad insight and perspective on the requirements at all levels of a transaction enables us to bring a balanced, pragmatic and commercial approach to proceedings.
We like to work with clients from project inception through the development of an operational scheme; a true whole-life offering, enabling often costly and disruptive risks and issues to be addressed or resolved and documented in the appropriate manner.
We work closely with our colleagues on PFI and PPP projects, for example on major road and other infrastructure concession projects, the construction of student accommodation and also on day-to-day operational aspects of closed PFI transactions, often acting for equity interests.
Infrastructure projects are a global phenomenon and our clients include businesses based in the US, Brussels, Germany, Spain and the UK, among others. We often advise across borders to deliver projects around the world.
Advised Found Associates, lead designer on the redevelopment and refurbishment of the Saks department store, 5th Avenue, New York.
Advised on the development, construction and operation of over 5,000 beds of student accommodation to serve students at the universities of Cardiff, Bristol, Bedfordshire, Bath, Durham, Salford, Cambridge, York, and London.
Advised M+W Group on the 25 MW pioneering green energy power plant in Hull, East Yorkshire. The plant will be the largest facility of its type in the UK and the first advanced gasification power plant supported by the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) arrangements.
Advised First Solar on the construction and ongoing operation of the 50MW solar park at Shams Ma’an in Jordan.
UK utility companies
Advised two UK utilities on the renewal of their entire gas pipeline networks across the South West, Wales and South East.
Proposals to simplify the scheme for landlords and tenants and reform the current rules would be a positive development