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Joanna Sowerby, Legal Director

Joanna Sowerby

Legal Director

Practice areas

  • Real estate
  • Real estate development and regeneration
  • Real estate investment
  • Real estate sector

Practice notes

Joanna Sowerby is a Legal Director in our real estate group. Joanna specialises in acting for developers in respect of development and regeneration projects and investors in respect of acquisitions, disposals and lettings of schemes including shopping centres, industrial estates/offices and mixed use schemes.

Joanna's recent experience includes:

(1) Acting on the forward funding of a £98.7 million PRS development scheme in Salford Quays to Grainger. The scheme is one of the largest PRS schemes outside of London and will deliver over 600 new private rented homes, along with commercial and amenity space.

(2) acting for The Carlyle Group in respect of the lettings to Home Office, Talk Talk and MWH Treatment Limited at the Soapworks, (the letting to Talk Talk being the largest deal in 2015 in Greater Manchester of speculative office space and the second largest deal in Salford Quays since the BBC announced its relocation to MediaCityUK in 2007),

(3) acting for Genr8 (Rochdale) Limited in respect of its retail and leisure mixed use redevelopment of Rochdale Town Centre including exchanging agreements for lease with anchor tenants Marks & Spencers and Next Group PLC