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Fladgate advises Patron Capital and APAM on multiple lettings at Arlington Business Park

Roland Brandman, Adam Baker, Sasha Pirbhai, Nick Wood, Gideon Dabby-Joory |

Fladgate LLP has advised Patron Capital, the pan-European property investor and its asset management partner and leading real estate adviser APAM, in relation to multiple lettings at Arlington Business Park, Reading. Patron and APAM have agreed the pre-let of the entire building 1240 comprising approximately 34,350 sq. ft. to NTT Security, the UK subsidiary of […]


Fladgate LLP advises on the acquisition of a £260m development site in Luton

Sasha Pirbhai, Rebecca Tavares, Miles Crawford, Marc Sosnow |

Fladgate LLP has advised London residential developer Strawberry Star on the acquisition of a 6.9 acre development site in Luton. The site has the benefit of planning permission for a mixed-use scheme, including 685 new homes together with a 200-bedroom hotel, retail and leisure facilities, a medical and wellness centre and public realm improvements. The […]


Reasonable Care v. Fitness for Purpose

Sasha Pirbhai |

At first glance, one may assume that a case concerning offshore windfarms would be of little interest to developers outside the energy sector.  However, the outcome of the recent MT Højgaard v E.ON case has a wider impact when considering design obligations under a building contract. A key issue in the case (upon which responsibility for a […]


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

Adam Baker, Naomi Clancy, Sasha Pirbhai, Gideon Dabby-Joory |

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

Anthony Reeves, Rebecca Tavares, Adam Baker, Alan Wetterhahn, Madeleine Holding, Gemma Grunewald, Muhammed Bhaimohmed, Sasha Pirbhai, Nick Wood, Miles Crawford, Gideon Dabby-Joory |

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 […]


Fladgate advises Turner on major office pre-let at 160 Old Street, London EC1

Roland Brandman, Mark Saunders, Richard Reuben, Sasha Pirbhai, Miles Crawford, Steven Mash |

Fladgate LLP has advised Turner Broadcasting System Europe (Turner), the UK based operation of Turner Broadcasting, the global entertainment, sports and news subsidiary of Time Warner, on the pre-let of 98,100 sq ft in a new development at 160 Old Street, EC1, which it will occupy from 2019.  The building is owned by The Great […]


Step-in rights: Gilding the lily, or worth their weight in gold?

Sasha Pirbhai |

Step-in rights can help to keep a project on the rails if it becomes distressed – but how effective are they? A common feature of collateral warranties or third-party rights is a right for the beneficiary (often a funder) to ‘step in’ and take over the developer’s rights as employer of a building contractor or […]


Letters of intent: Legal uncertainty vs commercial reality

Sasha Pirbhai |

Well-drafted letters of intent can be very useful for contractors, but are no substitute for a carefully negotiated and well-managed contract. Here are the main points to consider when putting together yours. In an ideal world, employers and contractors would finalise all aspects of a deal and record it in a signed contract before any […]