Real Estate, Housebuilding and Construction

We have considerable experience in real estate, housebuilding and construction and advise many of the market leaders in the sector.

Our Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial, Financing and Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources practices have advised on the most strategically significant deals in the sector over the last few years.

Our construction clients include governments, local authorities, employers, developers, project companies, lenders, construction engineers, architects and other professionals.

Our experience covers:

  • acquisitions and disposals
  • capital markets
  • financings - including acquisition financing, loan financing and securitisations
  • joint ventures
  • conversions to REIT status
  • construction contracts

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Our key experience includes advising:

Costain on its recommended all share merger with May Gurney.

Taylor Woodrow on a recommended all share merger with George Wimpey to create Taylor Wimpey, the UK’s largest housebuilding group, on the sale of Taylor Woodrow Construction and on Taylor Wimpey’s debt restructuring.

Legal & General Group on its acquisition of an interest in CALA Group, the UK premium home builder.

Travis Perkins on the acquisition of the BSS Group and the subsequent disposal of 17 retail sites.

Barratt Developments on a recommended offer for Wilson Bowden, the UK residential property developer, on a placing and rights issue to raise approximately £720.5 million and on its complete debt refinancing.

Lend Lease in connection with the development of Stratford City Olympic Village and the associated infrastructure for the 2012 Olympics and the subsequent retrofit of the apartment blocks.

Carillion on its acquisition of Alfred McAlpine to create one of the largest support services and construction companies in the UK.

Arsenal on the arrangements for its move to the Emirates Stadium including the redevelopment of Highbury and the development of two major mixed use sites at Queensland Road. The Arsenal Stadium was nominated as Infrastructure Journal's 'Deal of the Decade'.

Land Securities and Derwent London on their conversion to a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).

Land Securities on the sale of Trillium, a pioneer and market leader in the property partnerships market, to Telereal.

Our clients include:

  • Barratt Developments
  • Carillion
  • Costain
  • Derwent London
  • GE Commercial Financial Services Real Estate Properties
  • Land Securities
  • Lend Lease
  • London Underground
  • Manchester City Council
  • Punch Taverns
  • Songbird Estates
  • Taylor Wimpey