Philip Roberts, Commercial Property partner, assisted by Stewart Nicholson, solicitor recently acted for Braintree District Council in relation to a large development deal.

Philip acquired part of the freehold at The College at Braintree on behalf of Braintree District Council and granted a lease to Virgin Care Services Limited for the Church Lane Surgery.

The high-value purchase of the new, purpose-built, modern building is large enough to allow for the projected population growth of Braintree.
“Philip efficiently assisted throughout the project helping simplify complex legal issues and provide proactive commercial advice throughout, enabling the project to conclude without delay.”

Cllr Graham Butland, Leader of Braintree District Council, said: “Our involvement in this project means that we have been able to invest in much-needed healthcare facilities solving a crucial local problem while creating a return on investment, which we can then reinvest in other projects that benefit our residents. Our residents now have a much more patient-friendly surgery with car parking and brand new treatment rooms with all the latest equipment. All this we hope will attract new doctors.”