At the CORE
Our Hospitality and Property teams were delighted to act for Clare Smyth and her team in the acquisition, development and launch of Clare’s first solo venture, Core Restaurant in Nottinghill. Clare was of course awarded two Michelin stars at first opportunity and has gone on to a myriad of awards and positive reviews as well as famously providing dinner to guests at Royal weddings and welcoming an array of famous faces and discerning diners from across the world.
Having worked for a year to put the deal together, our property department acted for a UK client company in its disposal of a lengthy parade of shops in Central London for a value in excess of £50million
We represented a consortium of hospitality professionals to save their favorite and highly rated Indian restaurant from insolvency
The firm has provided advice on Residential and Commercial Property, Planning and Construction in a number of developments this year including a new build block of twelve flats in Nottinghill and the conversion of a large office block to high quality residences in London W1
Our development team acted for a long standing property developer client who put together a site for a much needed housing development from a series of private properties and multiple owners and estates. He took an option over the sites to provide the time and space to put together a detailed development proposal acceptable to the local planners and with the finance and construction signed up to enable the land owners to maximise their returns whilst providing the community with much needed new homes and an injection of capital and commerce.
Our Residential Department acquired a Belgravia flat for a foreign based developer at a price in excess of £12M by way of the corporate acquisition of a foreign property holding company. Limited available space in the property combined with cosmetic and planning restrictions presented complications for modernisation and development. These were partially overcome by the innovative excavation of a pit under the garden in which Mechanical and Electrical equipment was placed with much needed additional living space on top.
Our Hotels and Hospitality team acted for long standing hotel clients in the launch of the new Pilgrm Hotel Paddington including the sympathetic and light touch development of the somewhat tired hotel building into the highly rated and exciting new hotel label.