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Wragge & Co (John Burns) is advising ProLogis Developments on its development of a 220,000sq ft industrial space worth £10.4m at the former British Gas site at Purley Way, Croydon. Eversheds’ Cardiff office and CMS Cameron McKenna advised BG Transco. Lovells (John Condliffe) acted for Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund on its £7.1m sale of […]

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