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TLT advises on multi-million pound wind farm for The Co-operative Group

National law firm TLT has advised The Co-operative Group in relation to its 20MW ten wind turbine project at Biggleswade Bedfordshire which is to be financed by the provision of a multi-million pound loan facility from The Co-operative Bank.

TLT advised on the debt financing, real estate, construction, and power purchase arrangements of the wind farm, which will power 18,000 homes and save approximately 36,800 tonnes of CO2 per year.

Maria Connolly, head of TLT's Renewable Energy team says, "TLT has a longstanding relationship with The Co-operative Group having advised them on financial services and retail operations for a number of years. We are delighted to advise them on this project, helping the Group’s commitment to develop renewables projects."

Rob Ellis, development manager at The Co-operative Group says, "I have been impressed with TLT's expertise and efficiency to complete the deal within the tight deadlines."

The project is a joint venture between The Co-operative Group Limited and the Ventus Funds, managed by Temporis Capital LLP.

TLT has a specialist renewable energy team consisting of legal experts in corporate, project finance, commercial, construction, environment, health & safety, planning and property law. Our experts regularly advise on procurement techniques and strategies, project structuring and finance and regulatory issues.

TLT has been named Legal Business Awards 2013 National Law Firm of the Year, acknowledging the firm's strategy and growth in Scotland and Northern Ireland and is ranked first of all UK top 100 law firms in Legal Week's Client Satisfaction Report 2012.

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