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Shoosmiths acts on the sale of Kirklees College’s Oldroyd Centre in Dewsbury

Real estate partner, Kellie Hatton, at UK law firm Shoosmiths has acted on the sale of a further education centre for Kirklees College.

The Oldroyd Centre, Dewsbury has been sold to West Yorkshire Police, who have earmarked the site for a new police station to open by 2024 subject to public consultation and planning permission.

Kirklees College is a large, successful further education college committed to serving the local communities and businesses in the Kirklees region. The college boasts eight bespoke centres delivering over 300 courses and apprenticeships to its 13,000 students.

Kellie said: “I’m very pleased to see the planned regeneration of this site which Kirklees College no longer needs.  It will be transformed into a new and vital public service for the local community.”

Vice Principal Mark Bennington at Kirklees College said: “The sale of our Oldroyd Centre in Dewsbury will enable us to continue to invest in the College’s future vision and I would like to thank Kellie Hatton and her team at Shoosmiths Sheffield office for providing expert real estate legal advice to help the College on this property sale.  The team really supported us through some tricky issues, and ensured that the deal was secured as quickly as possible.

The Shoosmiths Sheffield team was led by real estate partner, Kellie Hatton with support from Amy Price.

Financial terms are not being disclosed.


This information is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that specific professional advice is sought before acting on any of the information given. © Shoosmiths LLP 2022.


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