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Brownfield - What does the future hold?

Gavin Whitney |

Through a series of thought leadership and analysis articles, we have discussed issues and opportunities associated with brownfield site development. Examining areas of importance, we have taken a closer look at historical title issues, mitigating risk and dealing with contamination, considerations of planning and obtaining funding. More recently, we have looked at possible uses for […]

Bona Vacantia

Gavin Whitney |

Bone up on Bona Vacantia Introduction It is a well-known fact that lawyers love to use a bit of Latin now and again; it makes us feel clever and superior!  To clients, the use of Latin perhaps implies that something is quaint and old-fashioned and of no interest to them. That may be the case […]

Fladgate sponsored an LPF event: The Big Leisure Debate

Matthew Williams, Nick Wood, Gavin Whitney, Stephen Lewis |

Fladgate was delighted to sponsor the Leisure Property Forum’s Big Leisure Debate at Vue West End, Leicester Square. The past 12 months have seen critical issues impacting the leisure sector – BREXIT, rates increases, wages growth, staff shortages, and technological disruption. Although there have been positives too, with a very high level of cinema admissions, […]

Fladgate advises Fides Properties on the acquisition of Baddow Hospital and Essex Healthcare Park

Gavin Whitney, Stephen Lewis |

Fladgate LLP has advised Fides Properties on their acquisition of the Baddow Hospital and the Essex Healthcare Park in Great Baddow, Chelmsford, from South Eastern Healthcare LLP; Marc Gelbart of Gelmar Properties was the property agent to Fides on the deal. Fides Properties is a boutique advisory service for families and institutions looking to invest […]

Fladgate acts for Equitix on the £47m acquisition of Crickhowell House, Cardiff

Ashleigh Brinklow, Miles Crawford, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Gavin Whitney |

Fladgate are delighted to have acted for leading UK infrastructure investor, Equitix, on the acquisition of Crickhowell House (also known as Tŷ Hywel), Cardiff, which is the administrative offices of the Welsh Assembly.  The property is let in its entirety to The National Assembly for Wales Commission with a term unexpired of 13 years. Lead partner […]

Fladgate acts on acquisition for London Executive Offices

Eddie Powell, Muhammed Bhaimohmed, Fiona Dreghorn, Gavin Whitney, Madeleine Holding |

As well as assisting London Executive Offices (LEO) with various asset management matters, Fladgate LLP is delighted to have been able to act on another acquisition for them, this time at One King William Street. LEO already had three floors in the building but has now added two further floors and extended the existing leases so […]

Fladgate completes acquisition for DPR Group Limited

Gavin Whitney |

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have completed the acquisition of a leasehold interest for DPR Group Limited in Commodity Quay, St Katharine’s Dock, London.  DPR are moving their head office from existing premises in International House, also in St Katherine’s Dock. Gavin Whitney, client partner and real estate lead, commented: “This is our first transaction for DPR […]

Fladgate advises shareholders of M25 Business Centres Ltd on its sale to BizSpace

Hamilton Forrest, Julian Lewis, Gavin Whitney, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate has advised the shareholders of M25 Business Centres Ltd on its sale to BizSpace. M25 Business Centre, which is located in Waltham Abbey, Essex, totals 55,000 sq ft across four storeys with office space ranging from 90 sq ft to 2,454 sq ft.  The property also includes meeting rooms, break out areas and executive […]

Fladgate acts on second acquisition this year for London Executive Offices Limited

Gavin Whitney |

Fladgate LLP is pleased to have acted on their second acquisition this year for London Executive Offices Limited (LEO), this time of a 15 year lease of the top two floors of a new development on London’s Oxford Street. Gavin Whitney, partner, who was again leading on the acquisition, commented: “LEO are doing great things […]

F&B legalities

Gavin Whitney |

Concessions, or F&B, sales remain a critical revenue-source for cinemas, and continue as both a dynamic and evolving marketplace. Indeed, may things yet turn full-circle, with outside concessionaries reoccupying traditional cinema lobby-space? With this prospect ever in mind, Fladgate LLP’s Gavin Whitney offers a reminder of some of the legalities governing the use of foyer-space […]

Fladgate advises Aeromet on acquisition of Stone Foundries

Hamilton Forrest, Sophie Burke, Graham Spitz, Alan Wetterhahn, Gavin Whitney, Mike Tremeer |

Fladgate LLP has advised Aeromet International Limited, a leading supplier of airframe and aero engine components, on its bolt-on acquisition of Stone Foundries from Langham Industries. Aeromet and Stone Foundries have a long track record of providing aluminium and magnesium cast components to the aerospace and defence industries.  Following the acquisition, the combined business will […]

Fladgate advises Halkin Management on the acquisition of Central London office premises

Miles Crawford, Gavin Whitney |

Fladgate LLP has again advised Halkin Management Company Limited, a serviced office provider and part of the Kingshott Holdings group, on the acquisition of another large Central London office premises, this time on Lower Thames Street and being part of The Northern & Shell Building, which is owned by Richard Desmond, the proprietor of the […]