Shoosmiths Edinburgh advises Marston's premium pub and bar arm on first 'Foundry Project' bar

Shoosmiths Edinburgh advises Marston's premium pub and bar arm on first 'Foundry Project' bar

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Author: Kara Shadbolt

National law firm Shoosmiths has advised Marston's, one of the UK's leading pub retailers and brands, on its new 'Foundry Project' bar, named Foundry 39, in Scotland.

Foundry 39 is part of Marston's premium bars which operate as Revere and include other brands such as Pitcher and Piano and Low, Slow and Juke across the UK. The innovative cocktail and craft beer-led bar is set to open on Edinburgh's Queensferry Street and will offer a range of artisan food and drinks, including sourdough pizzas, burgers and speciality coffee.

The new Edinburgh bar comprises of industrial inspired d├ęcor, with walls featuring a mix of distressed timber and aged metal wall cladding.

Shoosmiths' real estate senior associate Laura Bloxham who is based in Shoosmiths' Edinburgh office in Saltire Court, Castle Terrace advised on the lease of the new premises. The national Shoosmiths real estate team has been advising long-standing client Marston's with their ventures across the UK on various projects over a number of years.

Steve Roberts, head of acquisitions at Marston's, said: 'We were very pleased to have completed our first Foundry Project bar in Scotland and are very happy that Shoosmiths got this over the line for us within six weeks of us instructing them. We are in discussions on further locations and believe 2016/2017 will be a transformational year for the Revere brand.'

Shoosmiths' Laura Bloxham, said: 'This new format for Revere is a very exciting project, and it is great we have had a chance to be involved. At Shoosmiths we are lucky to be able to service our clients in England and Scotland with such a large real estate practice group with breadth and depth of experience across various specialisms.

'We are very pleased that those at Marston's are happy with the work we have done. Client experience - which is what Shoosmiths is well known for - is what it is all about for us.'