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Plans take shape for new dockside development

March 29, 2012
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Bristol-based Alec French Architects is drawing up detailed plans for the first phase of new homes, shops, cafes and public spaces at Wapping Wharf, the last significant regeneration site on Bristol's Harbourside. Developer Umberslade plans to create 180 apartments, including 31 affordable homes, together with up to 865 sq...

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Museum pitches for £100,000 prize

March 29, 2012
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Bristol’s M Shed has attracted more than half a million visitors in the 10 months since it opened – including five Art Fund judges who were in Bristol yesterday to see for themselves why the museum should be short-listed for the £100,000 Museum of Year award. “To be a contender amongst the UK’s best museums...

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Online auctions boost hospice funds

March 29, 2012
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Gifts donated by Bristolians have been sold online to bidders in Europe, the US, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. Successes so far include a Justin Alexander princess wedding dress and a set of Freddie Mercury collector’s plates recently selling for more than £900. 
St Peter’s Hospice eBay manager Ben...

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Smoke signals boost Imps share price

March 29, 2012
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Shares in Bristol-based Imperial Tobacco Group rose 46p or 1.8%  to £25.66 after it issued an upbeat first half trading update saying that its financial position and operating performance are in line with the board's expectations.  It said: "Following a first quarter impacted by various external factors, we delivered...

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£5m boost for Bristol’s Enterprise Zone

March 29, 2012
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The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is putting up £5m to buy two properties adjacent to Temple Meads Station for the proposed Enterprise Zone creative industries hub and improved transport links in the heart of the city. Some £3.8m will go to Bristol City Council to enable it to buy Brunel’s...

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Colliers sold in pre-packaged administration deal

March 28, 2012
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  Property consultancy Colliers has been bought in a pre-packaged administration deal by Canadian majority shareholder FirstService Corporation – previously a 29.4% stakeholder. London-based Colliers, which has an office in Bristol, initially confirmed that it was in talks with FirstService, a huge property services company, in January.  FirstService, which already owns 90% of...

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Property consultant welcomes planning reforms

March 28, 2012
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Commercial property consultant GVA, which has an office in Bristol, has welcomed the Government’s decision to water down planning reforms that threatened unrestrained building across swathes of the English countryside. The National Planning Policy Framework replaces 1200 pages of planning statements with a slim 49-page document. It still includes...

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SACO edges towards £10,000 fundraising target

March 27, 2012
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On Sunday March 25 a team from SACO, the serviced apartment specialist, abseiled down its flagship Bristol Broad Quay property to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Staff from various SACO offices came together in Bristol to congregate on the roof of SACO’s flagship 72-apartment property at Bristol Broad...

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Bristol oil company raises stakes in takeover talks

March 27, 2012
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French oil giant Total will have to pay more than its initial suggestion of around £72m if it wants to buy Wessex Exploration, the Bristol-based hydrocarbon prospecting company  which has a 1.25% working interest in the Zaedyus discovery – potentially a multi-billion pound oilfield off the coast of South America.  Wessex, which floated...

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Little Christmas cheer for hotels

March 27, 2012
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From Bristol247 Bristol hotels had little to cheer this Christmas at what was the end of a “concerning” year, according to a new survey. During December, occupancy levels in Bristol hotels dipped 0.7% from 59.5% in 2010 to 59.1% in December 2011, while room rates experienced a drop of...

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Sludge screen proves a moneyspinner for Hydro

March 27, 2012
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A new contract win boosted shares today in Hydro International, the Clevedon company which has developed a range of technologies to control urban run off, treat stormwater, combined sewage overflows and municipal wastewater. The company, which reported pre-tax profits up from £2.4m to £2.5m earlier this month, has won a £1m contract...

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Bristol pyrotechnics go with a bang in China

March 27, 2012
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A team from Bristol fireworks company Skyburst is back in Britain after mounting a cutting edge, computer-programmed display to mark the end of the Chinese New Year in Liuyang, Hunan Province – the fireworks capital of the world.  The show – which was mounted at the personal invitation of...

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Brightside reports 9th record year

March 23, 2012
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Arron Banks, chief executive of Bristol-based specialist internet insurance broker Brightside, today announced the company's ninth successive record year of growth with a 35% rise in pre-tax profits, a 39% rise in earnings per share and 31% growth in policy numbers. He said: "We have made great strides towards...

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