Lodders completes £22 million Bristol commercial development deal

Hinton Group, Bristol

The real estate team at Midlands law firm Lodders has advised Bromsgrove-based commercial property developer Hinton Group, on the acquisition of the remaining land at Harlequin Office Park in Emersons Green, Bristol.

The £22 million commercial scheme will consist of a new 90-bed Travelodge Hotel, a Costa Coffee Drive Thru and a Greene King Chef and Brewer restaurant, with the development expected to be complete and open for business in early 2021.

This is the third deal Lodders has completed for Hinton Group in the last eight months, and the eighth in the last five years.

Founded in 1993, Hinton Group is a family business specialising in land acquisition, development, architectural design and construction, principally for the retail and leisure sectors.

Lodders Paul Mourton said: “Harlequin Office Park is a sizeable deal for Hinton Group and was a complex transaction. The deal completed in under 14 months – pretty quick given the need to obtain a planning permission for a large commercial development scheme.”

James Hinton, Managing Director at Hinton Group, added: “Harlequin Office Park is a significant addition to our portfolio and is ideally located to serve the businesses, community and visitors to the South West region.”