Happitots makes a splash in Princes Dock

Paul Bibby, a partner in the real estate and finance team at mid tier Manchester law firm George Davies advised Scottish based Happitots Day Nurseries Limited, a subsidiary of the Bertram Nursery Group, on a 15 year lease with Peel Developments at Princes Dock in Liverpool city centre.

The new premises are currently being fitted out as a state of the art children's day care nursery with possible future plans including a soft play area and other facilities. The Group now has several nurseries south of the border. This latest offering underlines its plan for further expansion into England having already established itself as a leading provider of nursery and childcare services in Scotland.

Its other North West nurseries are based in Bury, Salford, Haydock and Prestwich with St Helens to open in the Spring. This new acquisition is the first City Centre base for the group and sees it aiming to attract Liverpool’s large professional services sector as professionals return to work following maternity leave and seek out childcare which is close to their workplace.

Paul commented "We have acted for Bertram on its start ups in England since 2008. This deal is the first City Centre nursery in England for the Group and it has been particularly pleasing for me to work on as Liverpool is my home town. With plans for the Bertram group to open further nurseries in the Northwest in the coming year we are delighted to be part of their team and to be supporting a successful and growing business in such a competitive sector."

For more information please contact :

Paul Bibby
t: +44 (0) 161 234 8818
e: paulbibby@georgedavies.co.uk