Blake Lapthorn acts for Chris Candy in acquisition of Gordon House
Blake Lapthorn, one of the leading law firms in the UK, is pleased to announce that it has assisted Christian Candy with his acquisition of multi-million pound Chelsea property Gordon House.
Blake Lapthorn provided legal advice to Chris Candy helping to ensure that he was able to secure the acquisition for circa £75 million – the guide price. Gordon House is a substantial listed property and grounds themselves set within the grounds of The Royal Hospital, Chelsea.
Gordon House, The Orangery, Creek Lodge and grounds, are tied to the long and celebrated history of The Royal Hospital since the 17th Century. The relationship between the buildings and the landscape represent the shifting architectural styles and priorities of three centuries of British design. Together, they comprise a unique private residence, an historic manor house, out-buildings and grounds, in the heart of central London. Gordon House, Creek Lodge and The Orangery are Grade II listed. The latter is by far the oldest building on the site dating back to 1725 and is attributed to the architect Sir John Vanbrugh, best known as the designer of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.
Philip Diamond, the head of Blake Lapthorn's Real Estate department who advised Chris Candy on the deal, said: "We are delighted to have been able to assist our client in securing this unique and fantastic London property in what is one of the most significant deals of this nature this year. Blake Lapthorn is focused on providing its clients with the highest level of service, so we were pleased that Chris chose us to advise him on this acquisition."