Our Service

We can assist with all or parts of the following aspects of development of a commercial property;

  • Providing practical advice on title issues affecting the viability of the proposed development and working with our clients to overcome potential obstacles to development.
  • Helping clients to acquire the development sites by way of options, conditional contracts and purchases.
  • Where property is subject to third party occupational interests, working to obtain vacant possession to allow development to proceed.
  • Ensuring that sites are accessible to service media and working with your services engineers to procure acceptable rights where required.
  • Dealing with oversailing rights, works compounds, rights to erect scaffolding, party wall and rights of light issues.
  • Dealing with development funders and forward funding agreements.
  • Assisting with our corporate team in the use of joint venture vehicles for development with third parties
  • Working closely with your project manager, architect, planning consultants, contractor and profession team to assist them with legal issues that arise during the development.
  • Preparing for the disposal of the scheme including contracts to dispose of leasehold or freehold interests on the completion of the development works.
  • Liaising with your property managers to ensure that use of common facilities and the charging for services is in accordance with their plans for post completion management of the property.

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Our Approach & Our Experience

We believe that development projects are always going to be team efforts, both within our commercial property team and, more importantly, with our clients and their contractors and professional teams.

Examples of our recent experience include;

  • Acting for the developer of 2 St Peter’s Square, Manchester. This is a high profile scheme in the heart of Manchester opposite the Town Hall and Central Library and part of a significant redevelopment of the city centre to accommodate the second city tram line crossing and the relocation of the city’s cenotaph within the square. The scheme provided over 160,000 square feet of grade ”A” office space over 11 floors with ground floor retail and basement under croft parking and services facilities. We have worked with the owner/developer in facilitating the site assembly, obtaining vacant possession, dealing with party wall, rights of light and oversailing issues as well as the actual demolition and re-construction of the building, working particularly closely with the landlord’s construction and professional team. We have been dealt with all of the pre-letting of office and retail space at the building which was fully let shortly after practical completion of the works.
  • Acting for the landlord of Sevendale House, Manchester in connection with the redevelopment of the property and the subsequent letting of the office space. The offices are spread over five floors. A variety of leases have been granted at the office complex including a substantial lease of several floors to Ticketmaster UK and also smaller office suites of around 1,000 square feet to small businesses.
  • Dealing with the site assembly of a large brownfield regeneration site in the West Midlands.  The site was assembled using a combination of conditional contract and option agreements and included addressing a number of complicated issues such as the remediation of the site and the absence of title to a strip of land running through the middle of the site.
  • Acting for an owner-occupier in connection with the development of a 30,000 square feet building to house its rapidly expanding staff numbers including dealing with the land acquisition and construction of the building and associated services.
  • Acting for the developer in connection with the redevelopment of a town centre anchored by a retail supermarket. This included dealing with the site assembly from a number of different landowners, liaising with the Local Authority and securing public realm works, putting in place an Agreement for Lease with the supermarket operator, dealing with the funding of the development and the forward sale to a pension fund.

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Our Promise & Core Values

Our Promise

The Myerson Promise - Our Partners, team of lawyers and support staff commit to giving our clients more.

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To always give you clear, jargon-free advice.
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To be completely transparent about our fees from the outset.
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Progress every matter in an efficient and timely matter.

Our Core Values

Our core values are at the centre of everything we do.

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We are always professional but ensure that we are friendly and approachable.
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We are determined and enthusiastic about supporting our clients and our people.
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We willingly take responsibility and can be relied on to be commercial, effective and efficient.

Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman

Andrew is a Partner in our Commercial Property department

Joanne Perritt

Joanne Perritt

Joanne is a Partner in our Commercial Property department

Richard Lloyd

Richard Lloyd

Richard is a Partner and Head of our Commercial Property department

Mark Gillies

Mark Gillies

Mark is a Partner in our Commercial Property department

Jeremy Lee

Jeremy Lee

Jeremy is a Partner in our Commercial Property department

Dee Dewhurst

Dee Dewhurst

Dee is a Senior Solicitor in our Commercial Property department

Sarah Fecitt

Sarah Fecitt

Sarah is a Senior Solicitor in our Commercial Property department

Cindy Bishop

Cindy Bishop

Cindy is a Solicitor in our Commercial Property department

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Please send us your enquiry using this enquiry form, or you can send us an email to lawyers@myerson.co.uk