Law firm helps realize multi-million dollar university campus

Law firm helps realize multi-million dollar university campus

Osborne Clarke lawyers in Bristol have assisted Staffordshire Campus Living with the contract to design, build, finance and operate a student village at Staffordshire University.

Due for completion in 2026, the student village in Stoke-on-Trent will provide around 700 new student rooms across blocks and terraced houses, alongside a village centre that will serve as a social space for students.

The project, being delivered by Wilmott Dixon, will be close to the university’s nature reserve and the River Trent.

Staffordshire Campus Living has developed an energy efficient and low carbon solution for the village, with sustainability and carbon reduction at the heart of the design, construction and operation.

The Osborne Clarke team advising on the contract was led by Bristol-based project partner Chris Wade.

Also involved were several other lawyers from Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office: Phil Davies (construction, planning and environment), Sarah Knight (corporate mergers and acquisitions), Leanne Hooper (property), Tracey Wright (tax) and Charlotte Kendrick (projects). They were supported by Luke Webb (projects), Jen Glinos (construction, planning and environment), Shauna Poole (corporate) and trainee solicitor Charlotte D’Arcy.

Chris Wade said: “The team at OC is delighted to support Hochtief and Plenary on this transformation project for Staffordshire University and congratulates Staffordshire Campus Living and Staffordshire University on reaching financial close.”

Osborne Clarke is a recognised market leader in the built environment, providing a comprehensive lifecycle service and advising major organisations in the property sector, ranging from occupiers to property funds, developers and investors.