Clarke Willmott has been appointed by Edgbaston Priory Club to help realise its ambition of becoming the premier leisure and racquets members’ club in the country by delivering on a multi-million pound redevelopment of the Club.
Clarke Willmott, has one of the UK’s leading sports law departments and this, coupled with their large real estate and construction department, secured the contract by Edgbaston Priory Club to deliver the legal requirements of this project.
The redevelopment of Edgbaston Priory Club includes 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.
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) have demonstrated their commitment to the long term future of grass court tennis in Birmingham by investing up to £5m into Edgbaston Priory Club’s development programme and are working with the City Council to improve community access to tennis across the city.
Clarke Willmott has acted on 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, 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, Partner at Clarke Willmott said: “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.”