Our non-contentious construction team has considerable experience advising employers, funders and contractors on all aspects of UK property projects. We have drafted a suite of unified project documents including building contract, professional appointment, collateral warranties and ancillary construction documents such as guarantees and bonds for use on UK property projects.
In particular, with regard to building contracts, we regularly amend the industry standard form contracts in order to address issues particular to the specific project. Such amendments may include dealing with fast track procurement strategy, shared possession of the site.
Our Construction partner Stuart Nash was a member of the Society of Construction Law Disruption and Delay Protocol drafting panel and on behalf of employers, often amends the intercity standard form contracts in order to make them “protocol compliant”. Once the contract is protocol complied it is far easier to monitor the contractor’s progress and to ensure timely project completion.
Examples of our work include:
- Acted for the developer on the Resi Award 2016 winning Development in Mayfair, London which consisted of seven exceptionally high quality luxury apartments. Advised on all legal aspects of the development including acquisition, development and planning, funding, construction and onward sales.
- Acted for a UK based Hotel Group on developments in London, Manchester and Leeds. Advice included drafting and negotiating all building contracts, professional appointments and associated documents for each development. The two London Hotels at the time of construction, 2010, were the largest new build hotel construction projects in London.
- Negotiated the building contact and professional appointments and associated collateral warranties for a casino operator on two projects, one in the North of England and the other in Wales.
- Acting for the developer of the 39-40 Lowndes Square residential project. Drafting and negotiating the Building contracts and all associated construction documents for their prestigious project. The planning permission allows for the retention of the façade and the rebuilding of the main house and mews building to eight self-contained residential units.