Contract advice for UK roll out
We have advised Pure Gym since 2009 when it opened its first gym in Spinningfields, Manchester. Since then, we have negotiated and prepared a suite of construction documents for the fit out of almost every new site opened (Pure Gym have over 230 sites nationwide) as well as for a number of refurbishments for the earliest gyms.
Our involvement includes drafting professional appointments and JCT contracts and ancillary documents for the fit outs with institutional landlords as well as any further contractual input once works are underway.
Matter value: typically £600,000 per site
BOULTBEE BROOKS REAL ESTATE
Boultbee Brooks Real Estate (BBRE) is an entrepreneurial, family owned business led by Clive Boultbee Brooks. The company, which deals with property investment and development, has an impressive track record spanning over 27 years, with total transactions of more than £5 billion in the UK and Europe.
Our property team has acted for BBRE since April 2014, handling many of the company's investment acquisitions, disposals, agreements and leases. In its first year alone, we supported BBRE with more than £70m worth of investments and development work, including the letting and sale of Rivington House in London, LK Bennett's new 16,000 sq ft head office.
We supported Reaseheath College through the procurement of over £20,000,000 worth of construction works including student accommodation, teaching facilities and improvements to their administration block. Across a series of overlapping projects we drafted, negotiated and oversaw engrossment and execution of professional appointments, schedules of amendments to JCT contracts and various ancillary documents. When the original contractor on one project went into administration we provided on going support for that process alongside preparing contracts for the replacement contractor.
CLEEVELANDS MEDICAL CENTRE
The Construction & Engineering Team was part of a cross-departmental group of BPE lawyers who guided the GP Partners through a lengthy process which resulted in the opening of a brand new multi-million pound primary care centre in early 2019. The construction team played a crucial role, advising on procurement options and preparing a suite of appointments and contracts which met with strict bank requirements, before negotiating the same with both the funder and the contractor and professional team. We helped the client to get vital documents in place which were required in order to access funding.
Innovate UK moved to new premises at Victoria Embankment, London in 2018 and we assisted in the procurement of Cat B fit out works to the office which houses 140 staff. The works were procured under two separately tendered JCT Design & Build 2016 contracts for which we drafted a bespoke schedule of amendments.