Their knowledge, expertise and understanding of how we operate have been crucial to the successful conclusion of our important agreements which will further enhance and expand the work which the Land Trust does.
Kevin has a wealth of experience involving all types of property transactions, with particular emphasis as to transactions involving property holding charities including property joint ventures, regeneration schemes, water-related infrastructure agreements, acquisitions, disposals and lettings of property ranging from Greenfield sites to investment property.
Kevin is the client relationship partner for Canal & River Trust and the Land Trust.
Key projects on which he has advised include:
- Leading our real estate team who acted for the Canal & River Trust in connection with the sale of a Grade II* listed building in the heart of Leeds. The Granary building was originally built around 1776 as a warehouse for the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Company. The building was unusual in that a branch of the canal (now infilled) ran into the building allowing loading of barges under cover. The building was partly vacant and the remainder occupied by a restaurant and bar operator. The disposal addressed complex issues around the legal structure and its interface and relationship with the adjoining Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
- Advising the Land Trust in connection with a number of developments throughout the UK relating to its land management and strategy as to Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG). SANG is the name given to greenspace that is of a quality and type suitable for use as mitigation to offset the impact of new residential development on European protected Natura 2000 sites; Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Special Areas of Conservation (SACs). The purpose of SANG is to provide an alternative greenspace to attract residents of new developments away from the protected and vulnerable sites. Kevin has played a pivotal role in formulating its endowment model acquisition contracts and management agreements alongside developers as to SANG. Of particular note is Hogmoor Inclosure which is the third largest SANG in the country at 55 hectares. It forms part of the Prince Philip Park development and the wider Whitehill & Bordon Healthy New Town Initiative. The Land Trust has partnered with Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company and Defence Infrastructure Organisation to deliver the SANG and wider strategic greenspaces within the development totalling over 100 hectares.
Since 2015 Kevin and our wider team has worked alongside the Land Trust to support them with their unique business model in the form of residential green space management paid for by service charge. Transactions of particular note have included 15-year collaborative and transformational place-making programme seeking to deliver some 3,350 new homes; 5,500 jobs and create nearly 100,000sqm of new commercial, retail, and leisure floor space at Whitehill and Bordon and 176 acres of parks and open spaces at the Beaulieu development on the outskirts of Chelmsford with the Developer Countryside (Zest) LLP