Recent work highlights

Planning and environmental

  • Acted for Nuveen Real Estate on all planning, compulsory purchase and road matters for the £1bn redevelopment of Edinburgh St James.
  • Advised The Scottish Salmon Company on planning and environmental matters in respect of their portfolio salmon farms across Scotland.

Construction and development

  • Advised Nuveen Real Assets on the £1bn Edinburgh St James development, including Advised on property development, planning, CPO, competition / state aid, construction, pre-lets and related issues.
  • Advised Renfrewshire Council on all real estate matters in respect of its City Deal Projects. This is a part of £1.13bn City Deal to rejuvenate Glasgow City Region.

Investment and disposal

  • Advised on the sale of 4 – 8 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh for Aberdeen Standard Investments. The £120m deal is the biggest mixed-use investment deal in Scotland in recent years.
  • Advised for the Lister Property Partnership in the £54m sale of multi-occupancy office building in the centre of Edinburgh to a Fund managed by M&G.
  • Acted for NewRiver on the £60m purchase of four Scottish Retail Parks from Threadneedle Investments.
  • Advised KW UK Assets Holdco Ltd on the £50m sale of the Fairmont Hotel St. Andrews, a luxury 520-acre resort.
  •  Advised Standard Life Assurance on all aspects of the transaction of the forward funding of Scotland’s first Maldron Hotel which will be a 300-bedroom four-star hotel.
  • Acted for Franklin Templeton Investments in the acquisition of Cameron Toll Shopping Centre with funding

Managers and occupiers

  • Provided strategic and “business as usual” advice for the operational property requirements of a number of corporate occupiers including Standard Life, EY, Direct Line Group, Virgin Money, Nationwide Building Society and Wolseley UK.

Energy and renewables

  • Advised SSE on the sale of a 49.9% stake in its wind farms to Greencoat UK Wind plc in partnership with a major UK pension fund.


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Located in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen

22 real estate partners and 41 lawyers

Languages: English

Key contacts

Paul Carter
Paul Carter
T +44 141 304 6115
Mike McColl
Mike McColl
T +44 141 304 6029