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Acuity’s Construction team is renowned for its breadth of expertise across the full life cycle of construction projects, from feasibility to completion. The team has successfully undertaken a wide range of projects across sectors, from healthcare to higher education, and from manufacturing to residential property.

The department addresses the challenges facing today’s construction industry. Team members pride themselves on taking complex ideas from proposal to practical completion, while handling all aspects of a project from acquisition and planning to construction and leasing, including both contentious and non-contentious issues.

We have consistently engaged in high-profile work, ranging from complex infrastructure developments to large city-centre regeneration schemes. The team has a particularly strong reputation for major development work and has worked on a wealth of high-profile and innovative projects, delivering new models of city-centre living, commerce, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

On the contentious side, our team manages disputes related to prominent projects and marquee developments across the United Kingdom. Our litigation portfolio spans residential developments, mixed-use office space, retail, commercial developments, industrial developments, residential and historic monuments. Our clients include social housing providers, developers, contractors, subcontractors, and construction professionals.     

  • Advising Rightacres Property Co Limited, an innovative commercial property developer specialising in occupier-led property solutions for business, in connection with its Cardiff Interchange construction project, a £100 million development of a new transport interchange, which includes a state-of-the-art bus terminus and a mixed-use development incorporating over 45,000 square metres, comprising a new grade A* office space, retail premises and accommodation consisting of 318 apartments
  • Advising Rightacres on the development of Plots 1 and 2 of Rightacres’ Central Quay site in Cardiff City Centre, to create approximately 700 new residential units, varying from studios to three-bedroom penthouse apartments. This two-acre site also includes commercial units, bars, restaurants, and leisure facilities to create an entirely new city centre residential area at the site of the old Brains Brewery
  • Advising Rightacres on the £60 million development of “The Ledger”, which will be the first building developed on the Central Quay site, forming a key focal point to the south of Cardiff Central Station. The building will consist primarily of office accommodation, with a large public square linking the building to the rear of the Station and potential future metro stop
  • Acting for Principality Building Society on a further phase of its £100 million Ely Mill project, comprising 157 residential units.
  • Acting for Julian Hodge Bank on a £3 million development being undertaken by One Nature Homes comprising the construction of 25 new homes
  • The Construction Team is ranked Band 2 by Chambers and Partners
  • The Construction Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500

“They have always dealt with all contract matters in a competent and robust way, no matter how sophisticated or complex.”

“They always respond proactively to any and all challenges, and have a can-do attitude.”

“The team is a great mix of experienced and young lawyers – the young lawyers being encouraged under a watchful eye to engage directly with the client.”

“They take the time to understand the practical detail of construction developments, to ensure the contracts reflect the required outcome. They work in a collaborative way with all stakeholders.”

“The team at Acuity Law is always quick to respond and provide easy explanations to complex questions.”

“The firm grasps client requirements and conveys the legal/contractual procedures clearly and effectively.”

“I have always found the staff to be very commercial and knowledgeable. They take time to listen and have a good understanding of the business and how it likes to act.”

“The team is well balanced and proactive. They are clear communicators and happy to go the extra step such as by reaching out to third parties to explain terms and resolve misunderstandings.”

Huw Roffe, Partner at Acuity Law

Huw Roffe

Partner
 
James Williams, Partner at Acuity Law

James Williams

Partner
 

Philip Graham

Partner
 
harriet-butterfield

Harriet Butterfield

Consultant Barrister
 

Stephanie Pugh

Trainee Solicitor
 

Emily John

Paralegal
 
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