Womble Bond Dickinson advise on sale of Leeds land for apartment project

Julia Dacre Field

Womble Bond Dickinson has advised Grainger on the forward funding of a key build-to-rent development project at Sweet Street in Leeds, due to be developed by Oakapple Group.

This 216-apartment build-to-rent project forms part of the Holbeck Urban Village, a key area of the south bank regeneration initiative. The twelve-storey development includes a range of contemporary one bed, two and three bedroom apartments which are being built specifically for the rental market, together with basement car parking and residents facilities.

Julie Dacre-Field, Partner in the Real Estate team at Womble Bond Dickinson, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have worked on the Fabrik scheme with Grainger. I am proud that our cross and multi-disciplinary build to rent team here at Womble Bond Dickinson were involved in this regeneration scheme in the significant and emerging South Bank area of the city. Grainger is one of our long standing clients and we look forward to working with them on more exciting projects in the future.”

Max Sugden, Grainger’s Acquisitions Manager, said: “The Sweet Street development is an important project for us, with Leeds being one of our key target locations. Womble Bond Dickinson’s advice and support has been very welcome in helping us complete on this deal.”

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