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Fladgate advises BYM Capital on corporate restructuring and £59.8m refinancing

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Fladgate LLP acted for an associated entity of BYM Capital in respect of its corporate restructuring and subsequent entry into a £59.8 million loan provided by Pluto Finance for the refinancing of the client’s acquisition of New Horizons Court in Brentford and its development from office use into residential accommodation comprising 271 private residential apartments. […]


Fladgate acts on £92.5m acquisition for Flora Developments Limited

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Fladgate LLP acted for Flora Developments Limited, a subsidiary of ABIL Infraprojects Limited, India which is a large Indian construction, real estate development and hospitality company, for the acquisition of prime real estate in Central London known as Griffin House, 5/6 Strand, London WC2N 5HR for a purchase price of £92.5 million. The property currently […]


Fladgate advises Rooms & Studios Group on £61m development loan

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Fladgate has acted for the Rooms & Studios Group (the Group) in connection with all legal aspects pertaining to a development loan to fund two PRS development schemes: one in Crawley, Sussex and one in Sudbury, West London.  The Group’s development arm has secured two senior debt facilities totalling just under £61m from Investec Structured […]


Fladgate advises Mindspace on their second London office lease

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Fladgate has advised Mindspace, the international provider and operator of high-quality and design-led co-working workplaces, with the leasing of their second London premises. Earlier last year, Mindspace acquired (by way of a lease) their first premises in London at the Relay Building on Whitechapel High Street – a transaction which was also dealt with by […]


ASTs – Are you assured of compliance?

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Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) are the most common kind of private residential tenancy in the UK currently, which means that almost any investor or funder in the UK residential property market will deal with them.  The past few years have seen new legislation that introduced new and more onerous obligations on landlords of ASTs.  This […]


Fladgate advises on restaurant at Squire & Partners' new headquarters

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


Rights of way – What limitations can landowners impose?

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Landowners whose property is subject to rights of way, either for the benefit of owners of adjoining land or for their own occupational tenants, will often want to manage the land over which the rights are exercised.  In particular, there may be good reasons to install security measures, such as gates or bollards, to ensure […]


Fladgate advises on the acquisition of The Harpur Centre

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Fladgate has advised on the acquisition of a shopping centre known as The Harpur Centre in Bedford for Harpur Centre Bedford Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of a Jersey Limited Partnership) from Zurich Assurance Plc.  Tellon Capital LLP was the acting asset manager on the transaction. James Burchell of Tellon Capital commented: “Daniel and his […]


Empty rates – no longer charitable?

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The relief from business rates available to charities has long made the letting of otherwise unused premises to them an attractive proposition for both landlords and charities alike.  Where the landlord would otherwise be liable to pay empty rates on premises that are producing no income for them, they can instead let them to a […]


Fladgate advises Privet Capital on acquisition of Pyser-SGI Group Limited

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Fladgate LLP advised the investment company Privet Capital on the acquisition of Pyser-SGI Group Limited. Pyser was acquired from its existing management team which has owned the business since 1994. Pyser-SGI is a Kent-based supplier of sophisticated optical technology products. The business manufactures products including night vision systems, weapon sights, compasses, small arms collimators and […]


Fladgate acts on £60m purchase and redevelopment of 6 Castle Lane SW1

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Fladgate LLP acted on the £60m purchase and redevelopment of 6 Castle Lane SW1, a redundant college, from Land Securities. The college, near to Buckingham Palace, will be redeveloped as 28 apartments and three town houses by a Jersey Company owned by a Lebanese Fund. This is part funded by a substantial loan from a Middle […]


Fladgate advises on high profile acquisitions for Patron Capital

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Fladgate LLP has advised Patron Capital IV LP (Patron) on two high profile real estate investments: The c£75m headline acquisition, by a joint venture between Patron Capital and APAM Ltd, of the Arlington Business Park in Theale, Reading from the Arlington Business Parks Partnership (ABPP). The Arlington Business Park is considered to be one of […]