Lawyers at Clarke Willmott have been taken on by the Edgbaston Priory Club to advise on the development the club hopes mill make it a national player in the tennis world.
The club started a multi-million pound redevelopment aimed at turning the Birmingham site into a world-class centre for the sport. It will involve the construction of a six court indoor tennis centre, new squash, gym and leisure facilities and a permanent grass show court which will enable the club to secure international tournaments such as the AEGON Classic.
Clarke Willmott was taken on to complete a series of land transactions to create an appropriate site for the redevelopment. The development plans are now being prepared for submission for planning consent.
Robert Bray, the chief executive of Edgbaston Priory Club said: “We are very excited about the plans to redevelop Edgbaston Priory Club and are delighted to have the expertise of Clarke Willmott on board to help us realise our ambitions of becoming the premier racquets and leisure members’ club, encouraging participation and enjoyment at all levels.
“The redevelopment will allow Edgbaston Priory Club to host many high profile international events which will attract visitors to the city and further reinforce Birmingham’s sporting presence on an international level.”
Martyn Liberson, a partner at Clarke Willmott, added: “This work has involved a team of legal experts at Clarke Willmott covering a range of services including property, planning, sports and commercial law. It’s an exciting project to be involved with and once completed will bring huge benefits to Birmingham businesses and will deliver fantastic facilities for the local community.”