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Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Advised in relation to a flagship development scheme involving the creation of a new swimming pool, leisure centre and a wellbeing centre at a university in the North West of England.  

  • Advised a University on the acquisiton a property and its redevelopment to extend its campus.  

  • Acted on the acquisition of student accomodation buildings in London and the North of England.

  • The £12m redevelopment of 4 buildings as student accommodation, to be let on a 35 year lease to a London University.

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Legal issues that may arise

  • Advice on the management of the university’s property portfolio

  • Advice on methods of generating a rental income stream from surplus properties

  • Disposing of surplus freehold and leasehold properties

  • Drafting and negotiating construction contracts

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More than 70% of the university estate consists of buildings that are 25 years old or more.  The replacement cost of sixties buildings in English universities alone is estimated to be £11 billion.

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