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Offers niche expertise in the public sector, frequently advising local authorities and NHS trusts on a range of property matters. Assists with major residential and mixed-use development schemes, including related financing matters and joint venture formation. Particular strength in handling hospital sale and redevelopment transactions.
Sources praise the firm's understanding of local government, saying: "They have an appreciation of the political environment in which local authority lawyers and other officers work."
One client reports: "They are very responsive and helpful, and nothing is too much trouble. They do everything we could want and we know we're being looked after."
"The firm offers a helpful blend between its strong public authority base and great experience in the commercial sector," a commentator notes.
Advised Barts Health NHS Trust on its redevelopment of Whipps Cross Hospital, which will deliver a new state-of-the-art hospital as well as releasing the remaining land for residential and community development.
Mark Calverley heads the property team and is a key contact.
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Health - Bevan Brittan is the main legal advisor to NHS Property Services, advising on both day to day work and central/strategic property matters.
We work with a significant number of NHS Trusts across London, including:
• Barts Health NHSFT
• Moorfields Eye Hospital NHSFT
• Royal Free London NHSFT
We are acting on most of the high profile NHS regeneration projects in London, including the redevelopment of Barts' Whitechapel and Whipps Cross Hospital sites, the transformation of St Ann's Hospital and the redevelopment of Broadmoor Hospital.
Local Government - Steven Smith leads our high-profile local authority regeneration and development work for more than 20 London Boroughs, as well as a wide range of local authorities across the South East.
We have advised a range of London Boroughs, including Barnet, Harrow, Hounslow, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest, on £4bn+ of development and investment schemes.
We are acting for the City of London on its £600m Smithfield Market redevelopment and on the City's creation of a new, world-class Concert Hall (for London Symphony Orchestra).
Housing - We act for a variety of Registered Providers (RPs), including members of the G15 group of the largest London RPs, on a wide range of high profile development and regeneration projects.
Wendy Wilks and Andrew Shaw lead our housing association development offering in London, which complements our existing Registered Provider and local government work which frequently includes housing delivery.