Property

Science Park offices snapped up in double quick time

May 22, 2012
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All available offices at the Bristol & Bath Science Park have been let just eight months after it opened. The ground floor of the Innovation Centre, the park’s main building, has filled up twice as quickly as anticipated by developer Quantum Property Partnership, while an area set aside for...

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Pallet specialist takes over Avonmouth’s newest big shed

May 22, 2012
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Avonmouth’s newest big shed has been handed over to pallet distributors CHEP UK - the world’s leading provider of pallet and container pooling solutions. The 50,000 sq ft unit at Central Park is being fitted out for use as a pallet repair and distribution facility to service its South West customers. The external...

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Flooring firm attracted to business park following £0.5m upgrade

May 15, 2012
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A £500,000-plus refurbishment of the Quadrant Business Park at Almondsbury following the departure of major occupier workwear firm Alexandra is already paying off, according to the property consultants marketing it. Flooring specialist A La Carte Flooring has signed a five-year lease for a 9,777 sq ft unit and four...

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Science Park rated best workplace in regional office awards

May 14, 2012
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Bristol & Bath Science Park is to compete in the British Council for Offices (BCO) National Awards after being named the South West’s Best Commercial Workplace in the regional heats. The awards showcase buildings that are high quality, flexible, efficient and sustainable, as well as being effective workplaces and...

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Business supporters sought for Bristol’s Architecture Centre as it relaunches

May 10, 2012
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Bristol’s Architecture Centre is relaunched this evening following a major revamp and the arrival of a new programme manager and centre manager. Among a new raft of initiatives at the centre, which champions better buildings and places for people in and around Bristol, is a Business Associates scheme which...

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Factoring firm Bibby appoints new regional MD

May 10, 2012
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Invoice finance specialist Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has promoted its South West business director Terry Wolfendale to regional managing director. Terry, who has more than 14 years’ experience in the UK financial services sector, joined BFS in 2010 and has played a key role in its growth and development...

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Prestigious building award for Tyntesfield restoration

May 9, 2012
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The restoration of Tyntesfield House at Wraxall has been named South West Project of the Year in an awards scheme that champions the best architectural schemes in the region. The National Trust-owned Grade-1 listed gothic-style Victorian country house also scooped the Building Conservation category in the Royal Institution of Chartered...

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Property: Bristol school takes extra space as it continues to expand

May 4, 2012
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The Bristol office of property consultants Alder King has let two buildings on Cheltenham Road in the city to the nearby Colston’s Girls’ School. The all-girl academy will use the properties, which together make up 174 Cheltenham Road, for additional teaching space as it continues to expand. A modern...

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UNITE seals £121m debt deal with Legal & General

May 1, 2012
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UNITE, the UK’s largest developer and manager of student accommodation, has secured a £121m, 10-year debt facility with Legal & General. With headroom in its other existing facilities, the loan allows the Bristol-based group to pay down its remaining facilities that mature next year, extending its next refinancing event...

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Rapid office deal signals improving commercial property market, say agents

April 30, 2012
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A two-storey office building in North Bristol has been let within five weeks of becoming vacant – an unusually fast turnaround and a positive sign of the improving health of the commercial market in Bristol, according to agents Jones Lang LaSalle. They secured the letting with chartered tax advisers...

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Roll up, roll up: Osborne’s ‘big top’ launch for Bristol’s enterprise zone

April 27, 2012
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Chancellor George Osborne has officially launched Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, claiming it will help rebalance the economy away from the City of London and the South East. In a short speech this morning made in a ‘big top’ circus tent next to Temple Meads Station, the Chancellor said...

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Northern property consultants to open Bristol office

April 27, 2012
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Chartered surveyors and property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall is to open an office in Bristol next month. The firm, which has its roots in the North of England, said the new office is part of a long-term strategy for national growth and will complement its bases in Leeds, Newcastle, Teesside,...

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Glimpses of recovery in commercial property, experts tell business leaders

April 25, 2012
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Positive signs are emerging from across the commercial property spectrum, business leaders were told at a recent breakfast staged by property agents Colliers International in Bristol. Speakers at the event gave overviews of specialist sectors including hotels, healthcare, caravan parks, licensed and leisure, and automotive and roadside. The briefing...

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