Deals summary

Nicholson Graham & Jones (Piers Coleman) acted for Heron Portfolio Investments on the sale of its building occupied by the Office of National Statistics to Royal & SunAlliance Life & Pensions. Linklaters (Alex Smalley, Julian Innes-Taylor) acted for the buyer.

Lovells (Michael Stancombe), Berwin Leighton Paisner (Clayton Beerman) and Nabarro Nathanson (Richard Johnson) advised Coal Pension Properties on the sale of a £129.3m shopping centre portfolio to Bank of Scotland Corporate Banking in a joint venture with Catalyst Capital and private equity fund West Coast Capital. Eversheds (Richard Stephens) acted for the joint venture.
Maxwell Batley (Peter Radford) acted for Hermes on the sale of the freehold interest currently let to Rank Hovis to the Crown Estate for £8.2m. Denton Wilde Sapte (Emily White) acted for the Crown Estate.

Macfarlanes (Richard Reuben) advised Allders on the acquisition of its first store in the South West. Bond Pearce (Nigel Theyer, Tim Burbidge) acted for P&O Developments, which will develop the site.

Beachcroft Wansbroughs (Tiffany Schmidtchen) acted for Sutton and East Surrey Water on its awarding of an IT contract to DST Innovis. DST Innovis advised in-house (Nigel Liddell).