Services

Services

Sectors

Home

Colin Stratton - 																					Partner

Colin Stratton
Partner

The Paragon
Counterslip
Bristol BS1 6BX

Partner - Commercial Property

Colin is our Head of Office for Bristol and also leads the Bristol and Bath elements of our Commercial Property Team (including our Construction and Planning Teams).

Colin is a specialist in residential development (leading our house builder team) and also has a significant practice advising on all aspects of commercial development transactions including the associated landlord, tenant and funding requirements. As part of his role Colin works closely with our planning, infrastructure, construction, banking, plot sales and environmental specialists to offer clients a full-service package for all types of development and regeneration projects.

Key Experience

Colin’s relevant experience includes:

  • advising national and regional residential developers on the acquisition (by way of conditional contracts, promotion agreements and options) of residential and mixed-use developments on bespoke and volume sites ranging from 1 to 300 units
  • advising Newland Homes on options, conditional and unconditional site acquisitions including phasing, deferred payments and complex overage and clawback provisions
  • acting for a regional land promoter on the acquisition of a brownfield site for a mixed-use scheme which included a marina development plus retail, office and residential buildings
  • advising Blue Cedar Homes on their age restricted residential development schemes
  • advising Greene King plc on their site acquisitions for their Farmhouse Inns and Hungry Horses brands
  • acting for Cotswold Homes on significant residential development schemes for 90+ units
  • acting for a land-owner in Surrey on the phased conditional sale of part of their site for residential development in which the consideration was secured by way of built plots retained by the land-owner, phased payments and overage
  • advising a land-owner on a 20-year option of a greenfield site to a plc house builder for a six figure premium
  • advising a high street lender on the multi-million pound refinance of a leisure chain
  • acting for AIB on the refinance of a major multi-million pound residential and leisure scheme in St Ives
  • acting for local developers and investors on all aspects of their commercial property portfolio

Accolades

Colin Stratton Accolades Colin Stratton Accolades

Colin Stratton is ‘approachable’ and ‘knows his stuff and the local markets’.

Chambers and Partners

Latest

Other Stories

Other Stories – 17th November 2017

Christmas ad spending set to reach record high, Morrisons opens first in-store bar, celebrity spotting sheep… and the Other Stories in the news that caught our eye this week.

Read More

News 15 November 2017

BoE delivers economic forecast to South West businesses

Senior representatives from more than 40 national and regional organisations gathered at Thrings’ offices in Bristol last week to hear the latest quarterly briefing from the Bank of England (BoE).

Read More

News 13 November 2017

Wiltshire students grill experts about life in the law

Students in Wiltshire have been getting useful tips and advice on what it takes to forge a successful career in law from some of the county’s leading legal professionals. 

Read More

Blogs

Married with a business – when business and marriage break down

The breakdown of a relationship can be very difficult for both parties and when a shared commercial business also needs to be factored in, it becomes even more complex.

Read More
Other Stories

Other Stories – 10th November 2017

Only half of Britain's fixed speed cameras are active, ‘Fake news’ dubbed Word of the Year, man mistakes courgette for WW2 bomb… and the Other Stories in the news that caught our eye this week.

Read More
Other Stories

Other Stories – 3rd November 2017

Ed Balls mocks US police force for Twitter error, an octopus invasion… and the Other Stories in the news that caught our eye this week

Read More

Blogs

What is alternative dispute resolution?

We hear a lot in the papers about big litigation cases and acrimonious disputes that play out in court, but we don’t hear much about alternative dispute resolution (ADR)....

Read More

LOOKING FOR ONE OF OUR PEOPLE?