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Transport

Our Construction Group has built up a considerable reputation in the field of transport and infrastructure. This is reflected in our acting for major clients including government and local authorities. Despite this success, we still maintain the priority focus that made us successful in the first place – delivering the best legal service available for you and your transport project.

We work within a wider multidisciplinary team, bringing together expertise from property, public and private sector funding, commercial and corporate law, planning law, EU procurement, state aid and tax to provide you with a seamless service, tailored to ensure you meet your goals.

Collectively, our transport and infrastructure expertise covers the full spectrum of assistance that clients require to successfully complete their project, whatever the size or scale of the task.

We have the capacity and expertise to provide you with, amongst others, the following services:

  • Advising on project and risk management 
  • Advising on public procurement issues in conjunction with our EU procurement team 
  • Assisting on the construction elements of development agreements

Our expertise also extends to preparing and negotiating the full suite of construction documentation including construction contracts, appointments, novations, sub-contract agreements, supply agreements, vesting agreements, performance bonds, parent company guarantees, collateral warranties, letters of intent and third party agreements.

Whatever your aims or intentions, you can rest assured that we will have undertaken a similar type of project before and successfully concluded it. We use this previous expertise and tailor our services to meet your goals and help your transport and infrastructure project succeed.

Training

As an additional service, we also undertake training programmes for key stakeholders in the regeneration sector. The training we provide ranges from contract procurement and formation to good project management and dispute avoidance/resolution. We also provide training in the bespoke forms of contract used in the sector including, for example, the NEC3 form of contract.

  • Advising a local authority, Birmingham City Council, on the construction aspects of the redevelopment of New Street Train Station, valued at more than £300 million. 
  • Advising Centro, a UK government agency responsible for the delivery of transport and infrastructure projects, in relation to the new transport interchange development (bus, rail and light rail interchange) in the City of Wolverhampton. 
  • Advising Coventry City Council in relation to defects claims arising out of the construction of a highway interchange. 
  • Advising a syndicate of banks (Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Barclays) on a £100 million development neighbouring the M25, including tunnelling works beneath the motorway. Contract based on New Engineering Contract (NEC) Option A and also included negotiating related agreements with the Highways Agency. 
  • Advising a UK government agency on claims arising in relation to the £20 million construction of a second access way and associated tunnelling and civil works by way of an ICE sixth form of contract through a Victorian viaduct at Snow Hill Train Station, Birmingham. 
  • Advising Blackpool Borough Council, a UK local authority, on two contracts (16 kilometres of track and associated infrastructure, and a new depot facility) in relation to the £120 million new light rail scheme NEC Option A. 
  • Advising funders in connection with the £2 billion re-development of Kings Cross Station, London. 
  • Advising a private airline on the creation of an executive passenger terminal and suite at London Luton Airport. 
  • Advising an international contractor in relation to the contract documentation regarding the construction of parts of Saudi Arabia’s north/south railway. 
  • Advising Georgia Reconstruction & Development Company in relation to the redevelopment of Tbilisi railway station by way of FIDIC yellow book. 
  • Advising a major international airline in respect of the development of airside passenger facilities at Manchester International Airport.