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Eversheds Sutherland’s construction and real estate practices combine comprehensive legal know-how with in-depth industry knowledge and practical experience in the field. Our lawyers work with you to provide innovative solutions and advice tailored to your business. Whatever your needs in this complex legal area, we are on hand to help.

Experienced construction and real estate lawyers

Eversheds Sutherland advises on all aspects of the construction of real estate assets. Our experience includes:

  • offices
  • retail
  • residential and mixed-use developments
  • new build developments
  • refurbishments
  • fit-out works

Our lawyers act for developers, owner-occupiers, institutional investors, central and local government. We prepare, negotiate and advise on the full range of construction documents. We take pride in ensuring that, regardless of the scale of construction work required, your contracts are put together quickly and efficiently, reflecting:

  • a clear, coordinated approach
  • appropriate use of standard forms (such as the JCT, AIA, NEC and FIDIC)
  • an effective interface with third-party arrangements
  • flexibility

We also provide advice throughout the development process, addressing issues and resolving potential disputes at the earliest possible stage.

Experienced in regeneration

We are at the heart of our communities, acting for both the private and public sector on rail, air and other major infrastructure and regeneration projects. Our lawyers have an impressive track record of delivery of some of the most prestigious and cutting-edge regeneration projects in the UK and around the world. We prepare and tailor construction documentation that reflects your specific requirements and complements underlying real estate documents.

Our recent work includes:

  • acting on the comprehensive regeneration and redevelopment of the Nine Elms market site in Vauxhall, London
  • advising on the post-games legacy development of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, site of the London 2012 Olympics

Experienced in residential development

We act for the top 10 house-builders in the United Kingdom, as well as a broad range of developers and landowners involved in the residential sector. Our experience ranges from social housing projects through to advising on landmark high-end developments. We also advise on the development of student accommodation and retirement living schemes.

Our recent work includes:

  • acting for an offshore investor over several years on its development of luxury residential apartment buildings, residential refurbishment schemes and conversion of commercial buildings into high-value residential property in London’s West End
  • advising on a £680m investment through three transactions to acquire 10 student accommodation properties, with more than 3,300 beds, at six London sites

Experienced in commercial development

We are experienced in and can guide you through the complexities of commercial development from the inception of a project to its successful delivery. We provide advice on office, retail, leisure and mixed-use schemes in town centers and on out-of-town sites, new-build developments, refurbishments and fit-out works.

Our recent work includes:

  • acting for a major British property developer across its £2bn shopping center and retail park portfolio
  • advising a world-leading manufacturer in the defense industry on the drafting and negotiation of the forms of construction and engineering contracts, consultants’ appointments, equipment supply, refurbishment contracts and associated collateral warranties and security documentation for the £500 million redevelopment of one of its existing manufacturing facilities

Contact our construction and real estate team

If you would like any further information or need advice on construction and real estate law, please contact our legal team.

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