21 Jun 2017

Bond Dickinson has been appointed by English Cities Fund (ECF) to advise on the acquisition of a major residential development site named Quadrant Quay 2 in Plymouth.

Quadrant Quay 2 is part of the regeneration of Millbay which will transform a derelict 15 acre harbour side area close to the city centre into an exciting new waterfront community. 

Quadrant Quay 2 which is being developed by ECF, a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes and Communities Agency, will comprise 137 flats and houses, together with public space, walking routes, cycle paths and extensive off-site parking. 

The Bond Dickinson team, led by Plymouth-based Managing Associate, Nicola Jonas, and assisted by Legal Director, Samantha Orluta, Partners, David Skelton and Kevin Gibbs, and Associate, Nikki Cobb, will advise ECF on various aspects of the acquisition, site set up and onward plot sales providing key legal expertise in real estate, planning and construction.

Nicola Jonas, said: “We’re delighted to have been appointed by ECF to support them on this exciting development which will boost the local economy, creating homes, jobs and opportunities in the city. Our legal expertise in real estate and construction alongside our understanding of the local market means that we'll be able to deliver the best service possible for our client."

Duncan Cumberland, Residential Development Director at ECF added: "We're looking forward to working with the team at Bond Dickinson, who will provide us with a full-service legal expertise enabling the development regeneration of Millbay to move forward."

Bond Dickinson is the largest law firm in Plymouth and provides legal services across a wide range of sectors including real estate, energy, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, retail, transport, and private wealth. The firm's real estate client portfolio includes Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon, RentPlus, Grainger and Linden Homes. In Plymouth, Bond Dickinson was also involved in carrying out the site setup of both the Cargo 1, Cargo 2  and Quadrant Quay developments.