Birmingham law firm Wragge & Co has completed a £16 million leisure project for South Bedfordshire District Council.
The regeneration team advised on a theatre and entertainment scheme in Dunstable.
The Grove Theatre is the anchor for a new bar and restaurant development, which is part of the larger regeneration of Dunstable's town centre.
Complex Development Projects will develop the new venue with finance from the Bank of Scotland and capital contributions from the council. Leisure Connection has agreed a 25-year deal to run the new theatre.
Director of regeneration Stephen Sellers led the Wragge & Co team including Steve Williams, Heledd Bennett Joynson and Claire Wyer from disciplines as diverse as construction, projects and property. Clyde & Co and Denton Wilde Sapte acted for CDP. Walker Morris advised Leisure Connection while Birmingham-based Gateley Wareing acted for the bank.
Mr Sellers said: "There is a real feeling of satisfaction in seeing a scheme of this complexity come together and start on site. We have worked with the council for five years and over that time have shared their determination to see the project come to fruition."
Meanwhile Wragge's real estate group advised Alanis and Anglo Irish Assurance on the £50 million acquisition of Kennet Shopping Centre in Newbury. The Irish investors bought the freehold in the centre from William Ewart Properties.