Henmans acts on acquisition of a site for a major visitor attraction

21 February 2011

Science Oxford has announced its intention to build a world class centre for science and enterprise in the centre of Oxford.

This £30 million project intended to attract up to 100,000 visitors a year is to be developed at the recently acquired Macclesfield House next to the mound of Oxford Castle.

Henmans Freeth LLP acted for Science Oxford on its purchase of the site and appointment of the world renowned firm of architects, Foster and Partners.

Foster and Partners have designed iconic buildings such as the London ‘Gherkin’, Wembley Stadium, the Millennium Bridge and schemes the Great Court at the British Museum and the Reichstag in Berlin. Adrian White in Henmans Freeth LLP’s commercial property department dealt with the purchase for Science Oxford.

Adrian commented, “We are delighted that Science Oxford has found a suitable site so close to the city centre for what will be a major visitor attraction for Oxford.”

The commercial property department at Henmans Freeth LLP is one of the largest in Oxford and includes fifteen qualified lawyers. We provide commercial property advice in a wide range of situations for investors, landlords and tenants, funders, developers, sellers and buyers, including development, planning, construction, negotiation of commercial leases and sale or acquisition of commercial property investments.

For information on how we can help you, please contact Adrian White on 01865 781000 or via email at adrian.white@henmansllp.co.uk  

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