Office building
Overview

We advise developers, investors, owners, funders, occupiers and public sector organisations on a wide range of office property matters. Our work includes acquisition and disposals, leasing, funding new office developments, day-to-day management and tenant advisory across new and refurbished space, out of town business parks, multi-tenanted buildings and flagship office space.

We operate across the UK but with particular experience and focus on the City and West End office markets and our South West regional office market. We handle instructions of all sizes from the leasing of small office suites in multi-occupied buildings to large scale, flagship HQ requirements and everything in between.

We also provide a full range of office occupier advisory services focusing on risk management and strategic planning to avoid potential disputes. Our work covers Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 lease renewals, rent review, commercial service charges, ratings appeals, lease break, dilapidations and possession claims.

Areas of focus

Our expertise in the office sector includes the following:

  • Investment and development.
  • Construction.
  • Planning.
  • Funding.
  • Tenant advisory.
  • Office portfolio management.
  • Office relocation and consolidation.
  • Fit out.
  • Service charge disputes.
  • Rent review.
  • Dilapidations.
  • Lease surrender and termination.
  • Real estate tax.
Experience

Advising the Greater London Authority (GLA) on its development partner arrangements with the Chinese developer ABP to create 'London's Third Business District' at Royal Albert Dock in east London. The proposed £1.7 billion+ regeneration will provide over 4.7 million square feet of office, retail and residential accommodation.

Advising Aerium Group on the £51 million acquisition from Legal & General of One Central Square, Cardiff, a 135,000 sq ft flagship office building forming part of the Central Square Scheme home to the BBC.

Advising King & Wood Mallesons on its 17,000 sq ft office occupational requirements in London’s landmark Walkie Talkie.

Advising East Hampshire District Council on the investment acquisition of One Warwick Technology Park, a landmark office building formerly occupied by the BBC and known as Wireless House.

Advising Skanska on one of the south west region’s largest new office developments in a strategic land partnership with Bristol City Council to develop three sites in Bristol City Centre which together can deliver in excess of 250,000 sq ft of office space in the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone.

Advising BHP Billiton a global resources company with a European corporate base in Victoria, London on its office relocation into Landsec’s Nova South SW1, taking a 15 year lease with initial rent of approximately £2.2 million per annum.

Co-researching and publishing the British Council for Offices research paper: 'Future Transport – the implications for office demand and design'.

Advising a central government department on its relocation to Canary Wharf.

Meet the team
Richard Clark partner

Richard Clark Partner

  • Real Estate Investment and Development
  • Real Estate Asset Management
  • Retail
Matthew Sims

Matthew Sims Partner

  • Real Estate Services
  • Retail
  • Real Estate
Richard Read

Richard Read Partner

  • Real Estate Investment
  • International Real Estate
  • Hotels, Leisure and Tourism
Marcus Harling

Marcus Harling Partner

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Construction Procurement
  • Infrastructure
Steven James

Steven James Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Construction and Engineering Disputes
  • Construction and Engineering Contracts
Richard Leeming

Richard Leeming Partner

  • Banking and Trade Finance
  • Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets and Securitisations
  • Real Estate Finance
Graham Soar

Graham Soar Partner

  • Banking
  • Derivatives, Debt Capital Markets and Securitisations
  • Project Finance
Sally Jupp

Sally Jupp Partner

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Corporate Turnaround and Insolvency
  • Real Estate Investment and Development
Colin Ligman

Colin Ligman Partner

  • Head of Real Estate Services
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
Paul Browne

Paul Browne Partner

  • International Trade
  • Nuclear
  • Real Estate Finance
Ross Polkinghorne

Ross Polkinghorne Partner

  • Head of Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate
  • Infrastructure
Philip Beer

Philip Beer Partner

  • Real Estate
  • Transport
  • Energy, Power and Utilities
Gary Soloman

Gary Soloman Partner

  • Head of Planning and Compulsory Purchase
  • Regeneration and Highways
  • Compulsory Purchase and Compensation
Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
Richard Bedford

Richard Bedford Partner

  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Professional Negligence
James Sutherland

James Sutherland Partner

  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Professional Negligence

What others say...

Judges praised their clear focus and ability to handle any number of cases under one roof – aided by their outstanding industry knowledge.
Property Week Legal Advisory Team of the Year 2017