Ben Honour, Senior Associate at Acuity Law

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Ben Honour

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Ben is a partner in our Real Estate team with extensive experience in development, acquisitions and disposals and landlord and tenant law. He specialises in acquisitions and disposals of commercial property and development work. 

Ben works on some of the most high-profile property transactions in the department. In particular, he played a key role alongside Gareth Baker on various aspects of the Rightacres developments at Central Square. He also led on Rightacres’ letting of a Penarth Road property to Cardiff and Vale College, the acquisition, development, and sale of One Canal Parade by Rightacres, and the £15 million sale of a landmark office in Leeds city centre.  

Ben is well respected by clients and is the “go-to” real estate person for several clients whom he has worked with for several years, including South Wales Land Developments Limited, Peter’s Food Services, Jardine Norton and Owens Road Services Limited.

  • Development
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Landlord and tenant law
  • Acting for Rightacres Property Co Limited, an innovative commercial property developer specialising in occupier-led property solutions for business, in connection with the former Brain’s Brewery site Cardiff known as Central Quay. This included a transaction for the waterfront residential scheme comprising the development of Plots 1 and 2 Central Quay to create approximately 700 new residential units, from studios to three-bedroom penthouse apartments, which has now been completed by long leasehold disposal to L&G
  • Acting for Rightacres Property Co Limited in connection with the £45 million funding (Cardiff Capital Regional Fund) to develop the Brew House, Central Quay, Cardiff buildings into office and leisure use. Acuity acted on the purchase of the wider site and act for Rightacres in the funding, leasing and eventual sale of the development, set to be the centre piece for the wider quay
  • Acting for Royale Life/Time GB group in the acquisition of assets with a deal value of circa £750 million and for several further deals totalling a further £550 million. Assets include leisure and caravan parks all over England and Wales with a focus on the South Coast and South West
  • Part of the team advising a developer on all aspects of the £50 million acquisition and development of a Zone 1 London site, to be developed as an innovative new secondary school for 1150 pupils plus residential apartment and commercial space
  • Part of the team advising a seller on its disposal of a portfolio of properties primarily to national house builders. The contracts include complex provisions dealing with calculation of net developable acreage, development obligations, overage and the interaction with adjoining development sites
  • Advising a developer on the acquisition, development, letting and sale of drive-thru coffee shops
  • Advising the seller on the £15 million sale of its leasehold interest of a 78,000 sq. ft. landmark office in Leeds city centre. Property was subject to a lease to HMRC and transactions structured as a transfer of going concern
  • Advised Business Systems (U.K.) Limited and its shareholders in connection with an investment by private equity house August Equity
  • Advised long-standing client Brickability Group plc on their acquisitions of McCann Limited and Bathroom Barn Limited, both closing in the space of one week
  • Ben is Recommended by The Legal 500
  • The Real Estate Team is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners
  • The Commercial Property Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500
  • The Construction Team is ranked Band 2 by Chambers and Partners
  • The Construction Team is ranked Tier 3 in The Legal 500
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