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Property Development

We have a leading reputation in property development. Our expertise extends to long term regeneration work, town centre redevelopment together with standalone property development.

Key Contacts

Other key Property Development contacts

How we work is as important as what we do. For each property development project, one partner is responsible for each transaction and leads the team dealing with planning, CPO, procurement, funding, construction and disposals. Advice is given in a concise, solutions-driven manner. Effective project management is key to how we work to enable schemes to be delivered. Our property development lawyers are here to ensure your objectives are met.

Comprehensive property development law experience includes:

Our property development clients include listed companies, private companies, public bodies and real estate funds.  We act for land owners, developers and investors across a range of sectors.   We understand the concerns and requirements of both public and private sector participants in the development process.

ABP (London) Investments Limited: advised on the joint venture between Chinese based developer Advanced Business Parks and UK based developer Stanhope. The 35-acre site at Royal Albert Dock, owned by the GLA, will be home to over 3.2m sq ft of work, retail and leisure space under the plans.

Capco: Advising on all planning and structuring for Earls Court including the JV with TFL and the conditional land sale agreement with Hammersmith and Fulham.The scheme has a value of £1.1 billion and will provide 7,500 new homes and 10,000 new jobs.

Abstract Group of Companies: advised on Aberdeen International Business Park including Scotland’s largest office letting (330,000 sq ft) to Aker Solutions. Also acting in their recent acquisition for the development of new Abstract office buildings in Crawley, The Leonardo and Glasgow, St Vincent Plaza.

Belfast Harbour Estate: advised on the £92m Titanic Signature Project visitor attraction in Belfast and the redevelopment of the Titanic Quarter generally.

Legal & General Property: advising on the Life Fund on a scheme at Hanover Square/Wardour St and for the Leisure Fund on the purchase of a development site for leisure in Bournemouth.

Glasgow City Council: advising on the £350 million development project in Glasgow’s Buchanan Quarter which involves £80 million of Scottish Government approved public funding through the first ever tax incremental financing (TIF) scheme in the UK.

Inexus Group PLC: advised on the delivery of sustainable energy infrastructure for the 67 acre regeneration at King’s Cross, London.

Food Retailer Development

Pinsent Masons have a specific expertise on food retail.  We act for a number of major food retailers such as Aldi and Waitrose.  We also act for a significant number of developers who specialise in food retail development.