Property

Bristol’s enterprise zone on track to boost economy, conference will be told

July 4, 2013
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Ambitious plans to redevelop Bristol Temple Meads station as a gateway to the city and its enterprise zone will be unveiled today at a major conference. Called Delivering the Vision, the event will show the 300-strong audience what has been happening in the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone since it...

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Bristol’s ambitious Hotcha Chinese takeaway chain to open in Swindon

July 1, 2013
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Bristol’s ambitious Hotcha Chinese takeaway chain to open in Swindon

Hotcha, the fast-growing Bristol-based Chinese takeaway chain, is heading along the M4 to open its first Swindon outlet next month, taking its number of branches to nine. The business, led by young entrepreneur James Liang, pictured, is investing more than £100,000 in the Swindon premises, in the town’s main...

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Pioneering low-energy homes on the cards for former bingo hall site

July 1, 2013
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Pioneering low-energy homes on the cards for former bingo hall site

Construction work is about to start on Bristol’s first new-build Passivhaus development – homes and shops needing little or no heating as they are so well insulated. The pioneering project, on the site of a long-abandoned Gala Bingo building in North Street, Bedminster, is the latest in a growing list of...

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Bristol arena comes closer following cash boost for Enterprise Zone

June 28, 2013
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Bristol arena comes closer following cash boost for Enterprise Zone

Plans to create thousands of jobs in Bristol by preparing derelict land in the city’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone for major development have been backed by  £11m Government investment. The deal also paves the way for the city’s long hoped for arena. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) will...

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Low-cost office space opened up by Business West to encourage start-ups

June 26, 2013
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Low-cost office space opened up by Business West to encourage start-ups

Empty Government office space close to Bristol Temple Meads station is to be opened up by Business West to encourage start-up businesses to make the transition from home to their first office. Business West Launch Point, in Rivergate, Temple Quay, pictured, will offer affordable space with easy-in, easy-out monthly...

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Ashton Gate owners kick off public consultation over plan to redevelop ground

June 24, 2013
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Ashton Gate owners kick off public consultation over plan to redevelop ground

Plans to redevelop Bristol City’s Ashton Gate ground as an alternative to building a controversial new stadium go on show to the public tomorrow and Wednesday. Bristol Sport Limited (BSL) announced in February it is considering the redevelopment of the existing football ground instead of moving to a new...

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Promotions for directors at property agent GVA’s Bristol office

June 24, 2013
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Promotions for directors at property agent GVA’s Bristol office

Two directors in the Bristol office of independent property adviser GVA have been promoted to the position of senior director. Jerry Burton takes up the role in lease consultancy, and Leigh Richardson in business rates. GVA, the UK’s largest independent commercial property adviser, made the appointments as part of...

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Aztec West office deal completed by BAM

June 21, 2013
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Aztec West office deal completed by BAM

Another building has changed hands at Aztec West, the latest in a string of deals at the North Bristol office park. Investment and asset management company Threadneedle UK Property Trust has acquired the 30,000 sq ft 930 Aztec West for £5.6m from BAM Properties, which recently let it to...

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Cornish regeneration project lands two RIBA awards for Bristol architects

June 19, 2013
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Cornish regeneration project lands two RIBA awards for Bristol architects

Bristol architectural practice Stride Treglown is celebrating double success for its ambitious £35m Heartlands regeneration project in Cornwall in the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) awards. As a result of winning the RIBA South West & Wessex Client of the Year Award 2013 and RIBA National Award 2013,...

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West housing market ‘buoyed by Osborne’s Help-to-Buy scheme’

June 13, 2013
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West housing market ‘buoyed by Osborne’s Help-to-Buy scheme’

The Government’s controversial Help-to-Buy scheme, which aims to stimulate the housing market, is already boosting sales in Bath and across the West, according to housebuilder Redrow. It said take-up of the scheme, which helps buyers with low deposits obtain mortgages by underwriting the loan, has been stronger in the...

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£405m refinancing boost for UK’s largest student accommodation fund

June 11, 2013
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£405m refinancing boost for UK’s largest student accommodation fund

USAF, the specialist student accommodation fund in which Bristol-based Unite is the largest investor, has secured a £405m refinancing package which is likely to benefit Unite’s finances and its ability to borrow at lower rates. USAF is the largest fund of its type in the UK with a portfolio...

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Outline planning approval for UWE’s 21st century university vision

June 7, 2013
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UWE Bristol has secured outline planning permission for its vision to build a university for the 21st Century. The masterplan aims to satisfy UWE’s changing needs over the next 25 years with a range of building proposals supported by the necessary infrastructure. The proposals will transform the way the...

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Major London property figures to tour Bristol’s development hotspots

June 7, 2013
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Bristol’s prime commercial property sites will be in the spotlight next week when around 50 mostly London-based fund managers, developers and other investment professionals get a whistle-stop tour of the city. The event, organised by Bristol property consultants Hartnell Taylor Cook, will highlight the major transactions that have occurred...

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