Ruth Mitchell

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Law firm helps develop campus

Northumbria University has appointed North East law firm Dickinson Dees as legal advisors for the development of its new City Campus East. The firm will be working with Northumbria University on the £70m project which will see the coordination of expertise from a number of practice areas.

City Campus East will be located on a seven acre site to the east of the central motorway where Law, Business and Design schools will be relocated upon completion of the redevelopment in December 2007. The new campus will be integrated into the city and unified with the existing estate by the creation of a walkway and bridge. Dickinson Dees will work for the university on environmental and traffic assessments, planning and funding negotiation as well as acting in an advisory capacity on the proposed new bridge link.

Trevor Thurlow, Director of Estates for Northumbria University, said: “This is an exciting new development for the University incorporating extensive funding and investment. To ensure the smooth construction and completion of the project we needed to ensure we had first class, quality advice.”

John Ralph, Commercial Property Partner at Dickinson Dees said: “Our expertise and multi-disciplinary approach means that we are able to advise Northumbria University on every legal aspect of this development. In addition, our previous work with leading educational institutions, and on projects of this scale provides us with a level of awareness and understanding unparalleled in the region. “To be part of this ground-breaking development which will change the footprint of the city, and to be providing lawyers of the future with state of the art learning facilities is very exciting.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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