Camerons instructed on Imperial Wharf scheme

CMS Cameron McKenna is advising St George, the developer of London's Imperial Wharf, and has just completed the first major step towards the construction of a Marks & Spencer food store and a major hotel on the site.
These are the first major commercial transactions to be exchanged for the 32-acre site on the River Thames, next to Chelsea Harbour. The development is expected to take up to seven years to complete.
The village-style com-munity is being built on a brownfield site and will be one of London's largest waterfront developments.
David Saunders heads the property team at Camerons which is advising St George. He is advising on the commercial lettings and social housing aspects of the development.
Saunders said: “The main interest is that they're the two anchor commercial tenants. The site will be mainly residential. Now that the two have come in, it's secured the commercial side of the development and kicks everything off.”
Camerons also acted for St George on the purchase of the site. St George is part of the Berkeley Group, which is another client of the firm.
SJ Berwin property partner Tom O'Grady advised Marks & Spencer on the exchange of agreements, which will see an 18,000sq ft Marks & Spencer food store developed on the site.
Virginia Yeend at Brecher Abram advised Oxford Hotel Ventures on the lease and development agreement for a seven-storey hotel on the site with 175 bedrooms.