Clients - Taylor Wimpey plc

Acting for Taylor Wimpey in relation to all of the Scottish aspects of their £500 million refinance including detailed commentary on the Finance Documents and dealing with the fixed charges over the Scottish properties.

Acted in relation to numerous sites across Scotland, including the acquisition and ongoing development of Phase 1, Newton which forms part of the Cambuslang Community Growth Area consisting of more than 800 houses and including four land sales with a total value in excess of £25 million. We are also providing Taylor Wimpey with planning and property advice in relation to Phase 2 of the Newton site which will consist of a mixed use development covering 128 hectares, including 1,500 dwellinghouses.

Advised Taylor Wimpey in the purchase of a development site at Lindsayfield, East Kilbride for £11.5 million including detailed negotiations regarding electricity lines crossing the site and the non-completion of the Seller's Works.

Acted for Taylor Wimpey in relation to the property and construction aspects of the transfer of sites to affordable housing providers including at Slateford Road, Edinburgh; Prestonpans (in which there were three separate agreements); Dalkeith and Peebles, including the drafting of bespoke Development Agreements.

We advised Taylor Wimpey and Miller Homes on their long running Polofields project involving the promotion of a major housing development on a sensitive site in the Colinton area of Edinburgh. The project has been controversial from the outset and we successfully represented them at a Local Plan Inquiry and Appeal Hearing as well as challenging the adoption of the City of Edinburgh Local Plan in the Court of Session.