Experts in large-scale and complex urban regeneration schemes
Blake Morgan is an expert in all aspects of urban regeneration law, having advised on numerous large-scale, high profile, and complex urban regeneration schemes (acting for both private developers and local authorities). From our six offices, our specialist team of solicitors can provide tailored, expert advice, based on experience gained over many years.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our team of solicitors is highly experienced in dealing with all aspects of regeneration projects, including:
Our regeneration experts advise on acquiring key strategic land through sale and purchase agreements and/or option agreements/pre-emptions.
Land promotion agreements
We are experienced in negotiating with numerous landowners in relation to schemes of regeneration, often having to balance the needs and requirements of each landowner to ensure that the scheme is brought forward.
Compulsory purchase orders
Our expert regeneration lawyers advise on all aspects to ensure the success of various regeneration schemes.
Agreements with utility providers / local authorities
We are highly skilled in negotiating and agreeing various stopping up orders, wayleave agreements, and disconnection and relocation agreements as part of wider regeneration schemes.
Our team advises all stakeholders in regeneration schemes, from local authorities and government departments to major developers. Our experience and track record in advising on all aspects of large-scale and complex schemes allows us to provide tailored, expert advice.
Our expert regeneration team acted for Peabody Trust in connection with Phase One Thamesmead Regeneration at Southmere Lake in Abbey Wood and advised Peabody on their bid to develop phase one of the regeneration scheme known as Meridian One, Enfield.
We acted for Rightacres on its Joint Venture agreement with SA Brain in respect of a major regeneration scheme proposed for the Brains Brewery site in Central Cardiff. This is one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK featuring 3m sq feet of offices, hotels, and apartments alongside a waterfront leisure zone.
We play a lead role in regional regeneration programmes promoting opportunities for Southampton and Portsmouth's economic regeneration as a key partner in "Portsmouth & Southampton The Solent" in conjunction with Business South.
Awards and Accolades
Property & Construction Team of the Year
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