Nabarro Nathanson (John Cumpson) acted for Land Securities on the sale of shopping centres in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England to an undisclosed client of Reit Asset Management for approximately £250m. Land Securities also used Elliott Duffy Garrett, Dundas & Wilson, Lawrence Graham and Simmons & Simmons. Reit was advised by Kanter Jules (Simon Kanter), Howard Kennedy, Tughan & Company and Maclay Murray & Spens.
Bevan Ashford (Mike Strathdee) advised Herefordshire Primary Care Trust and Herefordshire Council on a deal with private nursing care specialist Blanchworth Care to provide beds and services as part of a 15-year contract. Blanchworth Care advised by Rickerby Watterson.
Shakespeares (Paul Reading) has advised the Ideal Benefit Society on a £29m sale of three developments in Birmingham to residential property group Grainger Trust. Dickinson Dees in Newcastle advised Grainger.
Linklaters (Anne Byrne) advised Development Securities on two prelets at Paddington Central development. Cannons Group, advised by Theodore Goddard, took 25,000sq ft for the development of a health club and Kingfisher, advised by Macfarlanes, agreed a prelet of 54,000sq ft for its headquarters. Denton Wilde Sapte advised the scheme's funders Norwich Union and the Equitable Life Assurance Society.
Hammond Suddards Edge (Nigel Proctor) acted for United Utilities on three framework agreements for the construction of new projects in its water sector, totalling approximately £750m. Joint venture companies HMB Alliance, KMI Water and Galliford Costain will handle the construction projects for the next three years.