​UK bungalow giant Time GB completes purchase of Skylark Golf and Country Club


27 September 2021

Birketts has advised Time GB on the purchase of the historic Skylark Golf and Country Club Limited from Just Develop It Limited (JDI).

The Birketts team was led by James Allen (Corporate Finance), who was assisted by David Hollier.

Time GB is a RoyaleGroup company, the UK’s biggest bungalow provider. The firm has more than 70 years of experience in the industry, with properties in every region in England as well as locations in Wales.

JDI acquired Skylark Golf and Country Club in 2013, making several expansions and improvements. Surrounded by Hampshire countryside, Skylark boasts a fantastic restaurant, fitness suite and an extensive range of spa and beauty treatments. Beyond the clubhouse is the 18-hole, 5,583yd golf course; a beautiful and accessible course, supported by a pro shop, a fleet of golf buggies and a putting green. Skylark also houses a Grade II-listed barn as a 90-capacity wedding venue.

Partner James Allen said: “Time GB have made an excellent acquisition in Skylark Golf and Country Club, and I’d like to thank JDI for their hard work bringing this deal to fruition. Their work has seen Skylark move from strength to strength, and Time GB’s aspirations for the country club sets it on a positive trajectory for the years to come.

Our lawyers have worked tirelessly, both within the Corporate Finance Team and across the Birketts. As a full-service firm full of experts in their legal fields, we are able to support clients not matter the size or complexity of their transaction.”

Time GB CEO Robert Bull said: “James and his team have been fantastic throughout this purchase. Every question was answered quickly and clearly, making the whole acquisition seamless from start to finish. We are excited to get to work at Skylark to further establish it as a one of the premier destinations in Hampshire.”