Property

Bristol Enterprise Zone site snapped up by local entrepreneur amid strong interest

March 13, 2012
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Bristol Enterprise Zone site snapped up by local entrepreneur amid strong interest

An unnamed local entrepreneur has paid £610,000 for a 1.77-acre site within the Bristol's new Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. The Silverthorne Lane, St Philips, site is close to the Feeder Canal and includes 10,000 sq ft of offices and warehouse buildings occupied by scaffolding specialists Deborah Services. Commercial property...

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Why NewBuy is good news to Bristol

March 12, 2012
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The government's new mortgage indemnity scheme is good news for Bristol's economy, say property consultants Jones Lang LaSalle. The NewBuy scheme, which will help banks lend up to 95% of the value of new homes, will enable more first-time buyers to get on to the property ladder thus encouraging...

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Administrators put historic home of failed prep school up for sale

March 7, 2012
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The Bristol office of property adviser GVA has been instructed by administrators Grant Thornton to market the former prep school Tawstock Court near Barnstaple. Offers are being invited for the freehold sale of the Grade II-listed property in 32 acres. The main house, which is built around an enclosed...

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Alder King Property Consultants win the most active agent for Bristol

March 2, 2012
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Following on from winning the property industry Estates Gazette Award for completing most commercial property deals in the South West during 2011, Alder King Property Consultants has also won the competition for completing the most deals in the Bristol market last year. Tom Dugay, a member of the firm’s...

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New agent appointed to market Bristol’s iconic Robinson building

February 27, 2012
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Property agents CBRE have been appointed alongside Colliers International to market one of Bristol’s highest profile buildings, the 1960s-built 1 Redcliff Street office block. The 140,000 sq ft landmark building on the corner of Victoria Street and Redcliff Street overlooking Bristol Bridge was originally built for city-based paper and...

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Sainsbury’s kicks off public consultation with latest Memorial Stadium plans

February 24, 2012
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Supermarket group Sainsbury’s has unveiled its latest redevelopment plans for Bristol’s Memorial Stadium – and admitted it has learnt lessons from the planning wrangle over its controversial Ashton Gate scheme. Sainsbury’s plans at the Memorial Stadium – home to Bristol Rovers and Bristol Rugby – include a 50,000 sq ft...

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Property: Solar panel distributor gets warm welcome in South Bristol

February 20, 2012
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Solar panel distribution specialist A S Solar has moved from Long Ashton to a unit at South Liberty Lane industrial estate in South Bristol to cope with growing demand. The firm, which distributes photovoltaic panels and equipment to contractors working in the solar panel industry, has taken a 3,603...

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Bristol business park sale ‘shows resilient investor demand’

February 20, 2012
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Bristol business park Emerald Park East has been sold by industrial property developer Segro as part of an £80.2m package of five sites. The 235,635 sq ft business park at Emersons Green, generates annual income of £1.71m from 17 units which are let to tenants including Knorr Bremse Systems,...

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Major land deal at Filton Airfield shows housing market set for take off

February 10, 2012
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An 11.62-acre residential site at Filton airfield has changed hands in an eight-figure deal that suggests the housebuilding sector is taking off at last. The land, with outline planning consent for 273 homes, was sold by developers Bovis to rival housebuildr Barratt David Wilson. It is part of the larger Charlton...

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Furniture giant sits its South West base in Avonmouth

February 7, 2012
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UK furniture retailer Harvey's has taken over the former MFI warehouse in Avonmouth that has been standing empty for two and a half years. Commercial property specialists Colliers International acting jointly with BNP Paribas and Burbage Realty negotiated the surrender of the lease on 66,000 sq ft distribution depot...

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Property: More units let at Backfields Lane creative business scheme

February 6, 2012
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Backfields Lane, a recently-developed parade of 23 small creative units close to Bristol city centre, has attracted a range of new tenants. The high quality units, ranging in size from 339 sq ft to 663 sq ft, are on a cobbled street just off historic Brunswick Square, close to...

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Kick start for delayed major development schemes

February 2, 2012
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Stalled development schemes in Bristol and Weston-super-Mare are to go ahead thanks to kick-start grants from the Homes and Communities Agency as part of the Government’s £420m Get Britain Building programme.  Phase 1 of a mixed-use development on Wapping Wharf – the last significant site on Bristol Harbourside –...

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First overseas office for Bristol serviced apartment group

February 2, 2012
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Bristol-based serviced apartment company SACO, which has grown rapidly in the UK since launching with just one venue 14 years ago, is opening its first overseas office in the US. The company has become one of the UK’s market-leading brands in the accommodation sector. Last year it opened its...

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