New protection for pubs

8 August 2017

Since the Localism Act 2011, public houses have been the most popular use of a building/land to be protected as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). A list of ACVs is kept by each local authority. If land is added to the list it remains on it for five years. During that time the owner […]

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Casino development sold to European operator

1 August 2017

Fladgate’s leisure team has advised Saw Close Casino Limited (SCCL) on the real estate aspects of its sale to Austrian based Century Casinos Europe GmbH, whose parent company, Century Casinos, Inc. is listed on NASDAQ.  This is Century Casinos’ first acquisition in the UK. SCCL had previously agreed a 30 year lease for a £5m, […]

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New restaurant at Squire & Partners HQ

25 July 2017

Fladgate has advised on the development of a new restaurant at the Squire & Partners headquarters in Brixton and on the letting of the restaurant to Albion & East. Squire & Partners’ new headquarters is based at The Department Store in Brixton following 16 years in Kings Cross.  The space has been redesigned to enhance […]

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Two Hampton by Hilton hotels open within 24 hours

12 April 2017

Fladgate’s hotels and leisure team is delighted to have advised one of the world’s leading modular building providers, CIMC Modular Building Systems (CIMC), on its first full development projects in the UK, the recently opened 201 room Hampton by Hilton hotel at Bristol airport.  The project completed just one day after the opening of the […]

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RIP BPRA

6 April 2017

Over the last five years the Fladgate Hotels and Leisure Team has been involved in hotel development schemes in Birmingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Liverpool, Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Dundee and Sheffield which have resulted in or will before too long lead to the opening of 30 hotels under a variety of brands, including IHG’s Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo […]

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Yotel coming to Clerkenwell

15 March 2017

Construction work has now commenced on the Clerkenwell Road, London EC1 development site of Fladgate client, Medina Investment, to create a 212 bedroom hotel to be operated (under management contract) by Yotel. The hotel will be the first city centre hotel in Europe for Yotel and is scheduled to open in the latter half of […]

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New Bournemouth cinema for Odeon

15 February 2017

Fladgate is delighted that Odeon, Europe’s leading cinema chain, opened its doors at the new BH2 leisure complex in Bournemouth on 10 February. The 10 screen cinema will be one of Odeon’s most advanced flagships in the UK and is also the jewel in the crown of the new BH2 development.  It has been purpose […]

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Leeds super casino opens for business

26 January 2017

Fladgate is delighted to have advised on the multimillion-pound Victoria Gate Casino that opened in Leeds on 26 January. The 1,400-capacity venue, operated by Global Gaming Ventures, is one of the largest casinos in the UK and forms part of a new retail and leisure scheme being undertaken by Hammerson. The 50,000 square foot venue […]

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How not to build a hotel

18 January 2017

Barry Hembling, partner in the construction and engineering team at Fladgate LLP, explains the key pitfalls hoteliers should avoid when undergoing construction projects. Too many construction projects encounter problems that can easily lead to delays and cost overruns if not managed properly with some of these issues arising on projects in the hotel sector. Whilst […]

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Acquisition and financing of central London hotel

18 January 2017

Fladgate has advised Audley Grosvenor Limited on a development agreement for lease with Grosvenor.  This was for the acquisition of a £40m long lease interest of premises at 22 Grosvenor Square, 43 North Audley Street and 1 Lees Place, London W1 for the construction of a 32 room boutique hotel, restaurant and private members club […]

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