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.
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.
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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