Sharpe Pritchard acts for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in its largest ever regeneration project

7 May 2019

The London-based firm of public law specialists, Sharpe Pritchard, has acted for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in what is the council’s most significant and largest ever regeneration project.

Sharpe Pritchard advised on the 10-month procurement process that began in March 2018, and which has now seen the Council sign an agreement with Swan Housing Association to form a joint venture partnership to deliver the regeneration of the town’s Queensway estate.

The investment will involve hundreds of millions of pounds and will transform not only the Queensway Estate, but the town centre too.

Sharpe Pritchard has been the sole legal adviser to the Council throughout the project, from inception to final signature.

The project stands out from other regeneration schemes because of the sheer scale of the transformation, the true long-term partnership approach, the focus on residents and the commitment to the provision of affordable housing.

Justin Mendelle, the partner at Sharpe Pritchard who led for the firm on the project, said: “We are really proud to have been involved in such an exciting project, which will have a transformative impact on Southend and the people who live there. The use of the competitive dialogue procedure ensured that a robust and competitive process delivered the best value and true quality for the Council and the residents it serves.”

This article is for general awareness only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this page was first published.

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