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We are retained solicitors for Bellway plc, including Bellway North East and Bellway Group. We have recently provided advice for over 1400 units in schemes at Cleadon Park in South Shields, Whinney Banks in Middlesbrough and a mixed residential / commercial scheme at Ochre Yards in Gateshead. We have also acted for Bellway on the disposal of excess land earmarked for over 100 social housing units at Coney Hill in Gloucester.

For Silverlink Development plc, Watson Burton advised on a £65 million mixed development at the Quayside in Newcastle upon Tyne comprising residential flats, a hotel, offices and car park.

We advised on a £17 million restoration, refurbishment and sale of 12 Georgian terraced houses at Clayton Terrace in Newcastle upon Tyne for Northern Property Developments Limited.

We are regularly instructed by Darlington Homes Limited (the housebuilding subsidiary of Darlington Building Society). Two recent developments include development of 40 units in total in North Place at Morpeth in Northumberland and Ascot Court at Boldon in Sunderland.

Subject to planning permission, we are currently instructed in the acquisition of four sites for Orchard Grange Homes Limited in addition to a recent 12 unit development at Fellside Road at Whickham in Tyne and Wear.

The firm advised on the development of the Turnbull Building in Newcastle upon Tyne, a former depository warehouse and listed building, consisting of over 40 luxury flats and eight penthouses for Northern Land Limited.

We have recently been involved in three successful schemes of around 60 units total for Washington Developments Limited including Breamish Quays in Newcastle, Dame Margaret Hall in Washington and East Rainton in Sunderland. Regular instructions from this client continue.

For Yuill Homes Limited, we have drafted a standard “co-operation agreement” and “inter-developer agreement” for use by them in establishing quasi joint ventures to explore the viability of schemes (the co-operation agreement) and arrangements for splitting larger sites and developing them (the inter-developer agreement).

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