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DJ Freeman (Jonathan Lewis) advised Benchmark Group on the acquisition of the freehold interest in Trevelyan House, 30 Great Peter Street, London, for £29.6m from KP Fund. Penningtons (Roger Loveland) advised KP Fund.
Boodle Hatfield (Tim Manning) advised Grosvenor on its joint venture with JER to redevelop Belgrave House in Victoria, with an end value of £200m. Herbert Smith (Chris de Pury) and Manches (Louis Manches) advised JER.
Fladgate Fielder advised Waterbridge Group on the disposal of two property portfolios with a combined value of £37m to Hutley. Forsters (Sue Boyall) advised Hutley. Bird & Bird (Jonathan Baker) advised funder Anglo Irish Bank.
Hammonds (Mitchell Ball, Carol Betts) advised Bank of Scotland on funding for the £29.25m purchase of the Elephant and Castle shopping centre, London, by Key Property Investments Number Five, a joint venture between St Mowden Properties and Salhia Real Estate of Kuwait. Collins Benson Goldhill (Peter Ruchniewicz) is advising Key Property Investments. Russell-Cooke is advising seller UK Land.
Forsters (Smita Edwards) advised Crown Dilman on a lease agreement with Sainsbury's and Borders in relation to a new scheme at the former Dingles department store, Queens Road, Bristol. Addleshaw Booth & Co (Philip Webb) advised Sainsbury's.