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BPE Solicitors advises on acquisition and development of major new healthcare surgery

Three of Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitor’s teams joined forces to advise on the merger of three doctors’ surgeries to create one new super practice in Cheltenham.

Partners in the Commercial Property, Corporate and Construction and Engineering teams advised on all elements of the transaction which sees Crescent Bakery Surgery, Royal Crescent Surgery and Berkeley Place Surgery come together under one roof, with the provision of a pharmacy and dentist, to provide care for around 25,000 people.

Head of Property Services, Jo Bewley, led throughout the development, providing advice on specific matters including the acquisition and leases for the land on Prestbury Road while Corporate Partner, Adam Kean, lent his corporate expertise to the project on the required funding arrangements. Newly promoted Head of Construction & Engineering, Anna Wood, advised on the construction elements of the transaction.

BPE has a history of advising in the health care sector having worked on a similar project in Bishops Cleeve last year.

Jo commented “The surgery development team at BPE once again worked together to successfully deliver the project for the client and it was fantastic to be part of the plan to bring these three surgeries together in what will be a modern environment to be enjoyed by both surgeries and patients alike”.

Doctor Ropner said “The team at BPE has been excellent throughout this whole process. They co-ordinated with the various parties involved seamlessly and dealt with the complex issues that the acquisition threw at them. The experience Jo, Adam and Anna brought was invaluable in helping us create a healthcare centre that will benefit so many people in Cheltenham”.

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