Shoosmiths advises Krispy Kreme UK on largest UK store

Shoosmiths advises Krispy Kreme UK on largest UK store


Author: Kara Shadbolt

National law firm Shoosmiths' real estate team has advised long-standing client, global doughnut company, Krispy Kreme UK, on the opening of its largest UK store at Braehead, just outside Glasgow.

Robin Mitchell, Partner

The doughnut giant's new premises - which includes a drive-thru - is unique in that it is based in the former Clydebuilt Scottish Maritime Museum.

Shoosmiths' real estate partner, Robin Mitchell, and associate John Dunlop - both based in the firm's Edinburgh office - provided advice and completed the lease of the unique premises for the global brand. Robin and John also completed leases for two kiosk units for Krispy Kreme UK in Aberdeen and Dundee, both of which opened in September this year.

Shoosmiths' Robin Mitchell, said: 'It has been great to have advised Krispy Kreme UK on this latest drive-thru restaurant, which also happens to be their largest in UK. The brand is very popular in Scotland and in the UK as a whole and we wish them the best of luck as they expand their footprint.'

Mike Dowell, chief executive officer at Krispy Kreme UK, said: 'We remain impressed with Shoosmiths' ability to deal with all of our complex needs as they continue to work closely with us on a series of projects throughout the UK. Robin and John have provided us with exemplary client service on these Scottish deals.

'We are responding to customer demand and excited to bring Krispy Kreme to more people across Scotland.'

Shoosmiths' real estate group is one of the largest in the UK, made up of teams advising on real estate, construction, planning and property litigation matters. Shoosmiths' clients include commercial and residential developers, investors, retail and leisure operators, social housing bodies, major corporate occupiers, banks and other funders of public sector bodies.