August 11, 2017

Royds Withy King advises on historic Bristol school site development

ormer Redland High School site

Lawyers from UK Top 100 law firm Royds Withy King have advised Bath-based property developers Kersfield on the acquisition of the Redland High School site in Bristol. The historic independent girls’ school was at the site since 1885 but recently moved as part of its merger with Red Maids' School.

The plans for the development of the three-acre site include the restoration of a Palladian mansion, listed buildings and grounds and their conversion for residential use.

Partner Edward Cooke (now retired) and Charlotte Hale, from Royds Withy King’s Commercial Property team based in Bath, advised Kersfield on the acquisition of the site and continue to act for them on all aspects of the development. Katharine Mortimer, head of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial team in Bath, provided funding advice for the transaction.

Edward Cooke said: “Having worked with Kersfield on a number of high profile and high value developments in the South West, we are delighted to be advising the team on a project that will bring new housing to one of Bristol’s most sought-after residential areas.”

Kersfield Chief Executive David Newton added: “The site is iconic and well-loved by the Bristol community. With this location and the specification of the proposed housing, we expect to see high demand from the local market. I would like to thank the team at Royds Withy King for the important role they continue to play in bringing this project to fruition.”


Photo credit: Savills

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