Legal assistance for wide-ranging development of social housing area
Wide-ranging refurbishment of Danish housing association unit “Rosenhøj”, divest-ment of land to private developer and building of new joint office house with the mu-nicipality. Holst, has assisted the housing association during the entire process, for instance with the tender, construction contract, purchase agreements, services agreements and cooperation agreements.
During the period 2010-2020, Danish housing association “Boligforeningen Århus Omegn” carried out a successful refurbishment and transformation of its social housing unit, Rosenhøj, in the southern part of Aarhus (808 residences in total), which in 2017 won the prize for the best refurbishment of social housing in Denmark.
Following this, the housing association carried out a tender during 2019-2020 for the sale of adjacent land of about 22,000 m2 to a private investor who wanted to develop the land for private residences and a convenience store. In the same area, the housing association is now planning a mutual office building together with the Municipality of Aarhus, which is also to comprise a community house for the above said social housing unit, Rosenhøj.
As legal counsel to the housing association, partner Svend Bjerregaard is (and was) responsible for drawing up all necessary agreements, for instance construction contracts, purchase agreements, services agreements and cooperation agreements, and simultaneously contribute to the planning and implementation of strategy and the process of making the agreements.