Property

Commercial property builder Willmott Dixon targets housing market

November 28, 2011
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Construction group Willmott Dixon is increasing its activity in the residential property market activity across the South West to a bid to combat reduced expenditure on public sector projects. The group, which traditionally has been a major player in the public sector and commercial construction markets, has appointed James...

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UWE architecture project builds on success with RIBA award

November 25, 2011
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A building designed to inspire and help educate UWE Bristol students studying architecture and product design, has won the public sector building 2011 award, from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Stride Treglown, the Bristol-based architects behind the building, were also been nominated for two other awards for...

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First tenants are welcomed to the Leisuredome

November 18, 2011
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The £50m Leisuredome to be built in Weston-super-Mare has secured its first tenants, including household name food and drinks retail brands and leading leisure operators. Bristol businessmen Mark and Clive Hamilton-Davies, the entrepreneurs behind the venture, have announced that sandwich retailer Subway, chicken takeaway chain Tennessee Chicken, local brewery...

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South West demand grows for industrial and logistics space

November 17, 2011
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Strong demand for industrial and logistics space of more than 50,000 sq ft in the South West reflected activity nationwide with UK take-up in the third quarter rebounding from 5.6m sq ft in Q2 to nearly 7m sq ft, according to DTZ Research’s Property Times UK Industrial report.  It was...

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Unite flags up continued progress but retains cautious approach

November 16, 2011
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Bristol-based Unite,  the UK's leading developer and manager of student accommodation, achieved excellent performance through the third quarter in terms of reservation levels, customer service and financial performance, according to chief executive Mark Allan. "We remain well positioned to outperform the wider student accommodation sector as a result of our...

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Harbourside developer Crest Nicholson wins housing accolade

November 14, 2011
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Crest Nicholson, the developer responsible for Bristol's Harbourside development (pictured), has been named Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year. The award recognises companies which demonstrate a real commitment to innovation in the housebuilding industry.   Harbourside is one of the country’s largest mixed use developments and has transformed a derelict, 16-acre...

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Downturn hits demand for office space in Bristol city centre

November 11, 2011
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Demand for office space in Bristol city centre was slightly down in the third quarter and also below the same period last year, according to property specialists Knight Frank. Third-quarter take-up fell from 81,000 sq ft to 70,000 sq ft, with a total of 311,000 sq ft office space...

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Planning consultancy Pegasus relocates to North Bristol

November 10, 2011
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Pegasus Planning Group, one of the leading national consultancies in the development sector, has relocated to prime space at the Equinox North complex in Almondsbury, North Bristol. Pegasus handles planning applications and permissions for a wide range of residential, commercial, business, leisure and retail projects across the UK and...

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Training specialists move into high-profile city centre suite

November 7, 2011
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Adult training service providers Tabs has moved into a 2,551 sq ft training centre formerly occupied by Working Links on the ground floor of 35 Colston Avenue in Bristol city centre. Tabs, which has taken the high-profile suite on a short lease, was founded in 2001 and is now...

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Friday analysis: Can Bristol light up the retail gloom?

November 4, 2011
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Every Friday Bristol Business News ends the week with an analysis of a key area of recent business news. This week we look at what's in store for the city's retail sector in the run up to Christmas. Bristol’s top two retail destinations, Cabot Circus and The Mall at...

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Developer plans ‘sensitive’ scheme on historic hospital site

November 3, 2011
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The first illustrations of the high-profile, multi-million pound redevelopment of Bristol General Hospital have been released – without a tower block in sight. Essex-based developer City & Country Group, which paid £6m in June for the near-three-acre site, specialises in working on sensitive heritage sites. It is the market-leading...

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Medical and science firms are creating North Bristol hotspot

November 3, 2011
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North Bristol is becoming a hotspot for medical and scientific businesses with increased demand for space from medical companies on its business parks. The claim comes from  Chris Davies, South West leasing manager at SEGRO, the commercial property investment and development company. He said: “This part of North Bristol is rapidly...

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Aztec West properties offloaded in £10.35m deal

November 2, 2011
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Three buildings at Bristol’s Aztec West business park have been sold for a total of £10.35m. Property agents DTZ advised Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) on the sale of Buildings 200, 1100 and 1200 to London-based property investment group Hansteen UK. The portfolio of assets includes two modern multi-let...

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