Regeneration & Development

Our team of experts has extensive experience and offers a full service from conception to completion on large-scale, complex and high-value regeneration and development projects.

Involving us at the very beginning of the process will save you time and money. Not only will you receive clear strategic advice at the blueprint stage, but you will also benefit from our breadth of experience and in-depth technical knowledge as your project unfolds. We can provide the keys to help you unlock barriers to the successful completion of your scheme.

We pride ourselves on our proactivity. We will work closely with specialist colleagues in our Planning, Environment and Construction teams to ensure the seamless delivery of legal support; our fundamental goal is to help you manage development risks and to maximise development rewards.

Specifically, we can support you with:

  • Strategic and deal structuring advice
  • Site assembly, including:
    • Promotion Agreements
    • Collaboration Agreements
    • Option Agreements
    • Pre-emption Agreements
    • Acquisition Agreements (including conditional contracts)
  • Site acquisition and disposal
  • Exclusivity Agreements and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Planning Agreements and strategic planning advice
  • Construction contracts and collateral warranties
  • Funding Agreements (and funding arrangements in general)
  • Overage Agreements

We advise on many commercial, residential and mixed-use development projects in both the public and private sectors, and represent a diverse range of clients including landowners, housebuilders, commercial developers, local authorities and other public bodies and pension funds. Our clients, in the private sector, include Clowes Developments (UK) Limited, Peveril Homes Limited, Bowmer & Kirkland plc, Redrow Homes Limited, Cedar House Investments Limited, Miller Birch Partnership and Wheeldon Brothers Limited. We are particularly committed to public sector regeneration projects, notably Porth Teigr and the St Athan Airfield (Aston Martin) for the Welsh Ministers and we currently act for Derby City Council in relation to a number of regeneration projects, including the regionally significant Becketwell redevelopment scheme.

We have a deep understanding of the issues which are ‘in play’ in large-scale development projects. We will work with you to truly understand your needs and goals and guide you to find the best solutions to development constraints. We will strive to be regarded as a highly valued member of your development team. And above all, we will communicate with you in a clear, concise and proactive manner; no ‘legal speak’ but pragmatic advice, sensibly delivered.

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What clients say

"Geldards is a really good firm with excellent knowledge of the real estate field."

Real Estate, East Midlands, Chambers & Partners 2021

"Geldards provide a very personal service. The way they interact as a team is fantastic, as they make dealing with different departments very straightforward and promote a fantastic team ethos.’"

Commercial Property, Nottingham & Derby, Legal 500 2021

"It is a highly knowledgeable team."

Commercial Property, Wales, Legal 500 2021

"A team which is dedicated to providing a first-class service to the client."

Commercial Property, Nottingham & Derby, Legal 500 2021

"The firm possesses the required expertise but still maintains a personal service……They have excellent knowledge and the ability to work well with clients."

Real Estate, Wales, Chambers & Partners 2021

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