Trowers & Hamlins offers its congratulations to Dubai following today's announcement of the city's successful bid to host the World Expo 2020. Dubai beat Izmir, Yekaterinburg and Sao Paulo to win the World Expo, which will be the first held in the MENASA (Middle East, North Africa and South Asia) region.
Trowers & Hamlins has advised a consortium comprised of Kier and Thames Valley Housing – known as Evolution – on a major contract with Woking Borough Council to deliver a 371-unit, mixed-tenure housing development in the south east England borough. The contract was signed on 15 November 2013, following the appointment of the consortium as preferred bidder in November 2012.
Trowers & Hamlins has advised existing clients Apache Capital Partners LLP (Apache), the London and Gulf-based real estate investment management firm, and Tadhamon Capital BSC(c) (Tadhamon), the Bahrain-based Islamic investment company, on a new £100 million joint venture with McLaren Property for the development of a major student accommodation and office scheme in Shoreditch, London.
Trowers & Hamlins partner Ian Graham will chair a panel of leading care homes and retirement living experts at the Fourth Annual Conference for the UK Care Homes and Retirement Living Sectors.
On 12 November 2013, the Government published its long-awaited guidance for local authorities who wish to transfer all or part of their social housing stock away from the control of the council and to a private registered provider. The guidance is intended for those councils which can complete a transfer by 31 March 2015.
Trowers & Hamlins is advising Malaysia-based iGene on the UK roll out of its innovative, new generation, post-mortem facilities that have high-definition 3D visualisation capabilities to undertake a non-invasive autopsy.
Trowers & Hamlins is pleased to announce that the first housing public-private partnership (PPP) in the Middle East reached financial close in late September, marking a significant milestone in bringing over 2,800 units of much-needed social and affordable housing to Bahrain.
Majid Al Toky, resident managing partner of Trowers & Hamlins' Oman office and Chairman of OPAL Oman, will address an international delegation of oil and gas industry leaders, governments and regulators at the NOCs & Government Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London on 28-30 October 2013.
Trowers & Hamlins is one of three law firms to be appointed to Community Housing Cymru's (CHC) framework to provide specialist support packages to Welsh social enterprises and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) through their Building Enterprise Project. The aim of the framework is to transform disadvantaged communities in Wales.
Trowers & Hamlins' National Head of Housing and Regeneration, Ian Graham, will speak at the Social Housing Annual Conference and the Westminster Social Policy Forum this autumn on the private rented sector (PRS) and how local authorities and registered providers (RPs) can make the most of the opportunities availble to them.