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Recycling land: the benefits for developers and society – Jenny Sargeant in Property Week

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In a market that presents challenges for all, assets have to be worked harder and greater analysis is required to identify sites where value can be realised. At Fladgate we work to help our clients identify opportunities in the market. As a result, we are running our Unlocking Opportunities In Real Estate series, which includes […]


Fladgate appoints two leading property specialists

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Continuing the trend of strategic recruitment prominent in recent years, Fladgate LLP is delighted to announce that real estate partners Simon Kanter and Alan Karsberg will be joining the firm from CMS. Specialising in large-scale real estate investment deals, asset management and corporate occupier work, the pair bring with them an established client base that […]


Fladgate advises on refinancing of £100m multi-use luxury development

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Fladgate LLP has advised the investors on the refinancing of the luxury development at 37-38 Golden Square, London W1. The refinancing involved £54.7m of new funding from Apollo. The property, set in an iconic prime West End location, is a development of luxury apartments standing over two retail units and a flagship restaurant unit. Stephen […]


Fladgate advises Fore Fitness on the sale of 13 easyGym sites to The Gym Group

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Fladgate have advised Fore Fitness on the sale of 13 easyGym sites to The Gym Group. The initial consideration is £20.6m, with an additional £4.1m payable when lease extensions are agreed on two sites. Fore Fitness is to focus its operations on the easyGym franchise model going forward. The deal was completed within an intense […]


CBRE wins the Investment Agency Team of The Year award at Property Awards 2018

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Fladgate’s head of real estate Stephen Lewis was invited to present CBRE with the Investment Agency Team of The Year award at last night’s Property Awards 2018. Congratulations CBRE!


Fladgate advises Paul Smith on new store acquisition at Coal Drops Yard

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Fladgate LLP has advised British designer Paul Smith on the acquisition of a new store at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross. Paul Smith is one of Britain’s foremost fashion designers, renowned for creative aesthetic, combining tradition and modernity. Coal Drops Yard is an upcoming new shopping development in the heart of King’s Cross. In October […]


2017 Legal 500 ranks Fladgate across the board

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Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved across the board rankings in the recently launched 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 26 rankings, with 59 lawyers attaining 91 individual recommendations.  Commercial contracts Fladgate LLP enhanced its commercial contracts offering with the recruitment of James Earl, an expert in the […]


Refinancing of Blakes Hotel, Kensington

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Fladgate has acted for long standing client Blakes Property Holdings Limited and Blakes Management Limited in relation to the refinancing by HSBC of Blakes London, a boutique hotel in Kensington. The refinance replaced the existing facilities provided by Santander. Blakes London is the creation of famed British designer Anouska Hempel and was one of the first […]


Fladgate advises on sale of casino development to European casino operator

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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 15,000 […]


Leeds super casino opens for business at Victoria Gate, Leeds

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Fladgate LLP 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 […]


Halamar undertakes refinancing of Golden Square property development

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Fladgate LLP has advised Halamar Developments on a complicated refinancing of a property development in Golden Square, Soho, borrowing new funds of more than £50m. The refinancing involved: a corporate reorganisation to insert three levels of holding companies between the property owning company and the ultimate shareholders together with amendment of the existing shareholders agreement […]


Fladgate advises on the acquisition and financing of central London hotel

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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 […]