Property

First office tenant signed up for Bristol brewery redevelopment scheme

January 24, 2012
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Finzels Reach, the major redevelopment scheme on Bristol’s former Courage Brewery site, has signed up the first tenant for its office building. Accountants and business advisers BDO are to take 8,707 sq ft on the 5th floor of Bridgewater House, an 110,000 sq ft grade A office building on...

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Unite buys out development partner in Sheffield

January 20, 2012
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Bristol-based Unite, the UK's leading developer and manager of student accommodation, has completed the acquisition of the remaining 49% interest that it did not already own in the Unite Student Village (USV) joint venture in Sheffield. Its joint venture partner Parkmetro Limited, a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers, will receive...

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Landmark office upgrade gets go-ahead

January 19, 2012
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Real estate fund managers PRUPIM have won planning consent to re-model one of Bristol's most prominent office buildings – One Victoria Street – overlooking Bristol Bridge and the Floating Harbour. The façade will be given a major facelift along with an extensive upgrade of the entrance and reception while...

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Property brief: Growth sparks move for electrical firm

January 17, 2012
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Electrical contractor KSCM is moving from Staple Hill in Bristol to a converted barn unit at the Nibley Business Park, Yate, to gain better access to the M4 and the main road network. The deal, brokered by property agents Colliers International, keeps the firm close to its South Gloucestershire customer base...

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Renewables venture launches on Bristol business park

January 13, 2012
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Bristol wholesale electrical distributor Templegate Electrical Supplies, which is based on the city’s Templegate Park, has launched a renewables venture from the same location. The company has taken a 7,171 sq ft warehouse/trade counter unit on a 10-year lease. The unit includes two-storey offices and a large forecourt. Glyn...

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Cricket club redevelopment plan rejected by councillors

January 12, 2012
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Gloucestershire County Cricket Club bosses have described as a “massive disappointment” the decision by councillors to reject the redevelopment of the County Ground – a move which scuppers hopes of bringing major international cricket matches to Bristol. Councillors on the Development Control (North) Committee voted by six to four...

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Job-finding group finds new home in Bristol office

January 11, 2012
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Welfare-to-work specialists Pinnacle People has relocated its Bristol office to New Bond House as it gears up for further expansion. The national firm, which helps hard-to-place jobseekers with their lifestyle and accommodation as well as employment opportunities, has moved from an office in Park Street to 5,574 sq ft...

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Plans for General Hospital site are revised

January 11, 2012
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Plans to redevelop Bristol’s historic General Hospital site have been revised following the latest round of public consultation. Essex-based developer City & Country Group wants to transform the near three acre site into a vibrant waterside attraction, including restoring the hospital’s Victorian buildings to their former glory and creating...

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Colliers combines its hotels and leisure division

January 11, 2012
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Bristol’s Broad Quay House has been chosen as the new regional hub for the hotel and leisure property division of Colliers International, formed as a result of combining the firm’s hotel division in Cirencester with its Bristol leisure department, which is already based in the building. Tim Davies, head of the Bristol office,...

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Refurbished office tower gains new tenant

January 4, 2012
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Recruitment specialists Central Appointments have taken space on the 12th floor of newly-refurbished landmark Tower House in Fairfax Street in a deal brokered by Colliers International.    Founded in 2000, Central Appointments is part of Angela Mortimer Plc, placing around 2,500 candidates in permanent roles every year and around 1,000 temporary staff on site every...

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Bristol housing market defies gloom to achieve rare rise in property values

December 30, 2011
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House prices in Bristol have defied the slump and risen faster than the national average this year new figures show today. Property values in the city rose by 4% in the final three months of this year compared to the same period in 2010, according to latest research by...

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Cabot Circus benefits from last minute shoppers and Boxing Day bargain hunters

December 30, 2011
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Last minute Christmas shoppers gave Bristol’s Cabot Circus retail centre a boost with visitor numbers during the week to Christmas Eve up by almost a fifth (19%) against the same period last year, which was itself a record. Footfall over the previous weekend – Saturday 17 and Sunday 18...

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Bristol agents appointed by Bath to promote prime city centre retail units

December 30, 2011
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Bristol-based commercial property agent Williams Gunter Hardwick has been appointed by Bath & North East Somerset Council to let retail units in the historic city’s main shopping thoroughfare. The Williams Gunter Hardwick team is working with the council’s property services department and joint agents Carter Jonas to fill two...

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