Geldards reveals role on plans for Heritage Vehicle Centre

Geldards has revealed its role on the plans to create a £3 million heritage vehicle centre at former Rolls Royce Site, acting as legal advisor to Derby City Council.

The former Light Alloy Factory site in Ormaston Road will soon see contractors start work to create a centre for classic vehicles, run by Great Northern Classics.  Owners of cars, motorbikes and lorries can bring their vintage vehicles to be restored. The project is expected to create 120 jobs as well as preserving vital skills for the classic vehicle industry with a training academy which will offer apprenticeships to a new generation.

Geldards provided legal advice to Derby City Council regarding the funding of the project and on a wide range of complex legal issues for the benefit of the project, which enabled it to get the green light to go ahead.

Corporate Partner Jenny Chatten and Senior Associate Sarah Bailey led on the advice to Derby City Council, supported by Associate Sharon Lowe who advised on property matters.

Jenny Chatten comments:

“Geldards are thrilled to have played an important role in helping this extremely exciting project get off the ground.  It’s going to be a great addition to the city of Derby attracting visitors and creating employment and skills training.  We have a long working relationship with Derby City Council and enjoyed  working together to breathe life into this scheme.”

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