Wragges freebie for Birmingham stadium bid

Wragge & Co has joined Midlands rival Eversheds in offering pro bono advice to Birmingham’s bid for the national football stadium.

Wragges will advise the consortium on all the corporate and procurement strategies, including operational contracts. Eversheds, which has just taken on a planning lawyer from Birmingham City Council, will continue to advise on property and planning issues.
A consortium of Birmingham City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Arup Sport, Andersen and cost management consultants Davis Langdon & Everest has put in a bid to build the new stadium at a cost of £324m.
However, the bid has its rivals, with the most likely alternative being the redevelopment of the old Wembley site. A decision from the Department of Transport Local Government and the Regions is expected within the next four weeks.