Deals summary

Stephens & Scown (John Stephens) advised the South West of England Regional Redevelopment Agency on the construction of a new 100,000 sq ft warehouse distribution centre in Cornwall for US booksellers Borders. Fenners (Caroline Frampton) advised Borders.

Addleshaw Booth & Co (Peter Hardy) advised Hobden Cromwell on its £13.5m acquisition of the properties of BP’s UK Truckstops business in connection with the management buyout led by the operations manager Peter Williams. Morgan Cole (Graeme Guthrie) advised BP. Taylor Joynson Garrett advised Bank of Scotland, which funded the property deal.

Beachcroft Wansbroughs (Peter Blackmore) advised the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust on a PFI contract to provide New Cross Hospital with a radiology department and the provision of medical and general equipment. Impregilo Wolverhampton led the private sector consortium, advised by Eversheds (Stephen Manson). Allen & Overy acted for funders Royal Bank of Scotland. Addleshaw Booth & Co advised subcontractor Philips Electronics.

Hammond Suddards Edge (Martin Walker) advised Wilson Bowden on its successful planning application for a major redevelopment of Harlow’s town centre.