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    Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore has advised North Kent Community Church in connection with the development and financing of a new place of worship and community facility as part of the Springhead residential development in the Thames Gateway. The new facility will be officially opened on 6 December.

    North Kent Community Church was chosen by Land Securities and Countryside Properties as partners in this development opportunity. The new church will provide a Place of Worship and community centre for the new Springhead community and wider Gravesend and Ebbsfleet area.

    North Kent Community Church is a large and thriving church with a proven track record in creating, developing and sustaining activities that promote and enrich the ever-expanding communities it serves. The Church was formed in 1988 and has been seeking new premises for the Gravesend and Ebbsfleet area for some time.

    Richard Ellard, Partner at Thomson Snell & Passmore, has advised North Kent Community Church since 2007 on this complex and important project. Thomson Snell & Passmore provided all development, finance, construction and charity law advice required in connection with the project.

    Commenting on the deal, Richard Ellard said:

    “It has been a pleasure to work with North Kent Community Church over the last five years on this project. The commitment of those involved at the Church has been vitally important throughout this time. This was a complex development project of local significance – just the sort of transaction that we enjoy being involved in.

    The Church team managed to secure funding from Metro Bank during the worse lending climate for a generation. Credit for this goes to all of the members of the Church and its advisors. We wish North Kent Community Church the best of luck with the new facility”

    The Church would like to thank Richard Ellard and the team at Thomson Snell & Passmore for their assistance in bringing this project to a successful conclusion. Richard has worked with us since 2007 on this complex but strategically important project. The experience that the firm has in complicated finance and development projects was invaluable to us.


    Peter Carter, leader of the Church.

    Land Securities were advised by Berwin Leighton Paisner and Metro Bank by Bircham Dyson Bell.

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