There are over 4,700 community centres in the UK. These facilities play an important role in promoting educational and social well being in their communities and improving people’s quality of life.

Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Drafted and negotiated leases for the use of community centres nationwide.

  • Advised on the acquisition of a community centre in London.

  • Drafted and negotiated numerous deeds for overage on community centres.

  • Acquired a sports and community centre for a local authority via a company acquisition. 

  • Drafted and negotiated Section 106 agreements with requirements for community centres to be acquired.  

DJB specialists

  • Philippa Hipwell (Partner) 

  • Kate Evans (Associate Director)

  • Ben Fairhurst (Associate Director)

  • Bhavika Nyland  (Senior Associate)


Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition of land and suitable premises

  • Lease of premises

  • Lease breaks on current community centre tenancies

  • Planning obligations including Section 106 agreements and CIL with provisions for community infrastructure

  • Event licences

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Tel: 020 7870 7500 


Tel: 0161 669 4800


Tel: 0121 227 9600 


Tel: 01823 279 279


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0330 043 2125


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