Property

New HQ for Bristol recruiters Dangerfield ‘sign of market recovery’

September 10, 2012
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New HQ for Bristol recruiters Dangerfield ‘sign of market recovery’

International executive search company Dangerfield Executive has bought the freehold of an office building at Emersons Green, near Bristol, to use as its new headquarters – a sign, say property agents, of market recovery. Brook House is a 3,307 sq ft (307.2 sq m) self-contained two storey building at...

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Multi-million pound land deal fulfils Pieminister’s appetite for further growth

September 7, 2012
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Multi-million pound land deal fulfils Pieminister’s appetite for further growth

Pieminister, the fast-growing Bristol-based pie producer, has secured a substantial four-acre site in Westbury on Trym from the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. The north Bristol site is already home to Pieminister's kitchens, where it has been producing its widely-popular products since 2007. The deal paves the way...

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Former Dragon scoops up Somerset hotel

September 6, 2012
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The final hotel in the Von Essen’s portfolio, Ston Easton Park in Somerset, has been sold to former Dragon’s Den investor James Caan.  The 22 bedroom hotel located near Bath was sold by Christie & Co to Caan’s private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw for a reported £3m on behalf...

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Property: Station office could put occupiers on the right track

September 4, 2012
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Property: Station office could put occupiers on the right track

A rare office has come onto the Bristol market which could be just the ticket for firms looking for easy rail access in a quiet location. While business space close to a railway station can command a premium and be convenient for staff and customers, one Bristol property agent...

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People: Trio of associate promotions at property consultants Alder King

August 31, 2012
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People: Trio of associate promotions at property consultants Alder King

West property consultancy Alder King has promoted Jonathan Rodaway and Matthew Halstead, based in its Bristol office, and Alison Williams in Swindon, to the position of associate. Jonathan joined the Bristol office in 2004 as a graduate surveyor, initially working in the firm’s office agency team. In 2009 he...

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Profits double at half-time for Bristol student rooms group Unite

August 30, 2012
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Unite, the Bristol-based student accommodation group, doubled half-year pre-tax profits to £33.5m as it shrugged off a decline in young people heading to university. The group, the UK’s leading developer of its kind, described reservations for 2012/13 as ‘robust’ at 87%, compared to 89% last year when, it said,...

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Office opens its doors to happy businesses

August 28, 2012
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Office opens its doors to happy businesses

Bristol’s ground-breaking Happy City initiative is developing a Happiness Hub to offer office accommodation to businesses and organisations sharing its ambitions. Its new head office in Stokes Croft – an area of the city famous for its creativity and vibrancy – has space for organisations which “promote work that...

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People: Associate appointment at Knight Frank’s Bristol office

August 28, 2012
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People: Associate appointment at Knight Frank’s Bristol office

The Bristol office of property agency Knight Frank has expanded its investment agency department with the appointment of Nick Thurston as an associate. Nick, who has moved from the office’s industrial agency, joined Knight Frank in May 2010 having previously worked in commercial property agencies in Bristol and for...

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The Galleries signs up clothing brand Trespass ahead of £2m renovation

August 21, 2012
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Outdoor clothing brand Trespass has opened a branch in The Galleries Shopping Centre, coinciding with the central Bristol mall’s £2m upgrade. The Glasgow-based, privately-owned retailer, which specialises in surfing, hiking and snowsports clothing for men, women and children, has moved into a 5,800 sq ft outlet on Merchant Street...

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Bristol city centre office block offers ‘half-way house’ deals to growing firms

August 20, 2012
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Two lettings have been secured in two months at a Bristol city centre office block under a new scheme that makes its suites more affordable for small, growing businesses. Joint agents DTZ’s Bristol office and local joint agents Williams Gunter Hardwick let the space at 111 Victoria Street on...

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Property: Signs emerging of stronger industrial market in Bristol, says agent

August 16, 2012
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Property: Signs emerging of stronger industrial market in Bristol, says agent

Bristol’s industrial property market is starting to strengthen at last, with a reduction in the incentives offered to new tenants a clear sign of the improvement, according to one city-based expert. Russell Crofts, long-serving industrial partner at agents Knight Frank’s Bristol office, (pictured below), says that although economic pressures...

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Curtain up on new era at Alma Tavern as new owner acts on its strengths

August 14, 2012
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Curtain up on new era at Alma Tavern as new owner acts on its strengths

Bristol’s iconic Alma Tavern, one of the UK’s few combined pubs and theatres, is to be given a new lease of life after being taken over. The venue, in Alma Vale Road, Clifton, is to be refurbished and redecorated and its theatre upgraded under new owner James Dunn. The...

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Established care home sold to new entrant to the residential healthcare sector

August 8, 2012
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Established care home sold to new entrant to the residential healthcare sector

The Bristol Office of property agents Christie + Co has sold a care home in Midsomer Norton to a businessman making his first venture into the sector. Previous owners the Thomas Family sold the detached property, which is one a large plot with attractive residents' gardens, to Paul Nery...

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