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Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Advised on the development of Exeter Science Park. Work has included drafting and negotiating leases with corporate occupiers, site set up work, funding advice, drafting the management agreements and more.  

  • Advised on the sale of a Long Leasehold Interest in a 900 square foot unit at a science park, handing negotiations and preparing the lease.

  • Advised on the development of an 800,000 square foot science park, comprising 40 buildings. DJB handled all legal work relating to the project, advising on highways, planning and landlord and tenant matters.

DJB specialists

Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition of suitable sites for science park development.

  • Securing sites via compulsory purchase.

  • Lease and sublease drafting and negotiation.

  • Lease breaks, termination and surrender for relocation.

  • Advice on Environmental Damage Regulations and contamination issues.

  • Planning permission for use of site for scientific purposes.

  • Drafting and negotiating construction contracts including FIDIC, NEC, IChemE, GC/ Works, JCT, ICE, RIBA and RICS.

  • EU procurement issues including best value considerations. 

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There are now over 100 science parks in the UK which employ over 42,000 people. The first science park, Stanford Research Park, was created in California in the 1950s and played an important role in the growth of Silicon Valley.  

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