Project finance

LEISURE

We have worked on a number of substantial leisure projects. We have successfully created cross-disciplinary teams with a genuine expertise in project finance to advise on planning, construction and funding and to ensure that our advice integrates with the timing and cash flow requirements of the project.

ENERGY

We act for a number of funders of renewable energy resources, in particular wind turbines, photovoltaic arrays and anaerobic digestion. Project finance in this sector requires a practical understanding of the regulatory and contractual framework applicable to the supplies of feedstock, grid connection and energy tariffs that need to be factored into the funding structure.

HEALTH & CARE

We have advised on some high profile and innovative projects, including polysurgeries and care villages as well as major care home developments and redevelopments. Speed is often of the essence here as well as the need to comply with CQC requirements and government commissioning contracts.

EDUCATION

We have advised universities, FE colleges and schools, as well as lenders, on the financing of a range of development and redevelopment projects, including the securitisation of student accommodation. As well as the various statutory regimes that apply, education institutions are often charitable, and constituted by unusual instruments. We use our experts to ensure that finance is properly structured and effective to protect lenders and enable borrowers to deliver their objectives.

INFRASTRUCTURE

We understand the complexities of infrastructure projects, which often raise complex issues for those involved, especially where statutory or public duties are involved which may restrict the available funding options. Part of successfully delivering these projects is a sound grasp of the core objectives of the parties, the potential conflict between public and private sector deliverables, and the ability to prioritise these.