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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Meg Heppel

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Meg is a partner in the Corporate Occupiers team in Eversheds Real Estate Group, based in Birmingham.

Meg specialises in acting for major corporate clients across a broad range of sectors including the legal management of UK branch networks for HSBC, Barclays, Wolseley UK and Severn Trent.

Her recent experience includes:

  • the lease liability transfer by Wolseley UK of 177 surplus properties with a gross liability of £70m to Legacy Portfolio
  • the real estate aspects of the sales by Wolseley UK of its Brandon Hire, Build Center, Electric Center, Encon and Bathstore businesses
  • the proposed disposal by Severn Trent Water of 23,315 acres of land at the Lake Vyrnwy Estate in Powys.
  • the acquisition of new leases for HSBC at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf
  • the sale and leaseback of 102 HSBC branches for more than £50m 




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West Midlands: Real estate

Commercial property: Birmingham

Within: Commercial property: Birmingham

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP handles agenda-setting transactions across real estate asset classes, ranging from infrastructure and retail through to office space and residential. David Jones handles commercial developments and heads the firm’s Birmingham real estate team – he advised SEGRO EMG on the site acquisition and pre-letting elements of the planned East Midlands Gateway rail freight terminal. Gurjit Atwal is the firm’s global real estate sector head – he handles retail, student housing and leisure deals such as advising Landsec on purchasing three outlet centres from Hermes Investment Management for £333m, which was partially structured through Jersey Property Unit Trusts (JPUTs). Helen Annable advised a hospitality company on the sale of 73 pubs across Great Britain as going concerns for £50m. Meg Heppel advised HM Revenue and Customs on pre-letting 22,300 sq m of space in 3 Arena Central. Philip Medford, the head of the residential development practice, advised Taylor Wimpey on purchasing the former Flightshed in Longridge for residential development in a transaction conditional on remediation. Mark Chester is a new hire from Gowling WLG – he and Iftkhar Ahmed advised Iron Mountain on the purchase of two leasehold data centres for £83m – one in Slough, the other in Singapore. Other clients include the Blackstone Group, which Atwal advised on selling a £460m social housing portfolio to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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