Law firm helps Owls to achieve their community goal

Artist's impression: The proposed new Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme development.
Artist's impression: The proposed new Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme development.
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Real Estate experts at law firm Irwin Mitchell have played a leading role in property deals involving two Sheffield institutions.

Lawyers from the Sheffield-based firm have helped Sheffield Hallam University to raise funds by selling off unused buildings and advised the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme on plans to transform a near barren industrial estate into a state-of-the-art community facility.

The Yorkshire Property Law Firm of the Year acted for the university in the sale of Broomgrove Hall, a former hall of residence on the Collegiate Campus which had been unused since 2010.

Property consultants from Knight Frank marketed the property, which was sold to City Estates, developers of the West One complex in Sheffield.

City Estates was involved in the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme deal, selling a 5.2 acre site on Penistone Road to the programme.

It plans to develop a health centre and pharmacy, numerous classrooms, indoor and outdoor pitches and ancillary accommodation on the site.

Irwin Mitchell associate, Kevin Fox, said: “This is an exciting development for the area and the city of Sheffield as a whole and we believe the project is the first of its kind on this scale in the country.

“Irwin Mitchell is delighted to extend its long-standing relationship with Sheffield Wednesday to the Community Programme.

“The scheme is a fantastic example of the hard work and support of the Community Programme for the local community and we are extremely proud to be involved in it.”