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Private buyer snaps up £2m Bristol office building as financial ‘safe haven’

June 1, 2012
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A 9,874 sq ft office building in North Bristol has been bought by a private investor for just over £2m – the latest deal by an individual seeing commercial property as a safe haven for their money. The freehold investment deal on the building at Vantage Office Park was...

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123 not out: Cricket stays in Bristol as stadium plans are approved

May 31, 2012
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From Bristol 24-7  Gloucestershire County Cricket Club (GCCC) is to stay in Bristol after councillors last night backed plans to redevelop the County Ground, despite fierce opposition from local residents. The approval also means Bristol should be able to host one-day international cricket in the future, as the ageing...

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£9m price tag on four-star Bristol hotel

May 30, 2012
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Bristol’s 116-bedroom Mercure Brigstow Hotel has been put up for sale with a guide price of £9m. The four-star hotel, on Welsh Back next to Bristol Bridge, has four meeting rooms and a break-out area to cater for the corporate market as well as a bar and riverside restaurant....

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Stockbroker goes up in the world with new Bristol office

May 29, 2012
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Stockbroker HB Markets has moved its Bristol base to the 10th floor of recently-refurbished Tower House, the 14-storey city centre office block in Fairfax Street. HB Markets, previously in the Froomsgate office building in nearby Rupert Street, has taken a five-year lease on 1,400 sq ft – the fourth...

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Fast-growing construction firm Willmott Dixon opens new office

May 29, 2012
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Construction firm Willmott Dixon has relocated its Bristol office to Pill on the city’s outskirts having outgrown its Queen Square premises. The  4,000 sq ft base on the Eden Office Park will house the firm’s 50-plus employees – a major increase on the four staff Willmott Dixon had when...

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Bristol’s potential to be highlighted to international property investors

May 29, 2012
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Commercial property opportunities in the West are to be showcased to national and international investors and developers in London this week. The event is being staged by property firm Jones Lang LaSalle, which has offices in Bristol and Bath, to attract more inward investment into the region. Senior directors...

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Mary Portas retail review selects Bedminster as pilot high street

May 28, 2012
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Bedminster is get a share of £1.2m in Government funding under a pilot scheme recommended by retail guru Mary Portas to revitalise the UK’s high streets. The South Bristol suburb is one of 12 centres chosen as first-round winners. Among the ideas likely to be tried out in Bedminster...

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Bristol firm checks in with another London serviced apartment property

May 25, 2012
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Bristol-based serviced apartment company SACO, which now has properties in 31 UK locations, has opened a new collection of studio and one-bedroom accommodation in London, increasing the number of its own operated locations to 14 across the capital. Red Lion Court, just off Fleet Street, is the company's second...

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Prestigious award for Bristol architects AWW

May 23, 2012
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Bristol architectural firm AWW has been named as the South West Practice of the Year for the second year running in the prestigious AJ100 awards – the first time in the awards’ history that a practice has won the award twice in a row. The awards, staged at a...

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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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