Property

Fall in university applications not an issue, says student digs firm Unite

February 2, 2012
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Bristol-based student accommodation specialists Unite insists the decline in university applications won’t prevent it achieving healthy rental growth this year.  The UK’s leading developer and manager of student accommodation said the 7.4% decline announced by clearing system UCAS for the 2012/13 academic year – the first in which higher...

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Bristol city centre office take-up drifts in challenging market

February 1, 2012
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James Preece

Legal, financial and media firms helped lift Bristol's city centre office take up to 425,000 sq ft  in 2011 – just 7% down on a year earlier. Overall take up in and out of town was 700,000 sq ft in what commentators admit was a challenging market. The figures...

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Triodos Bank offices up for grabs as it prepares to move

January 27, 2012
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  Triodos Bank has released three properties on to the market as it gears up to move from Clifton to new city centre headquarters at WestOne, close to College Green and Bristol Cathedral.   Property agents GVA says the most impressive is Brunel House, an imposing period building on The Promenade where...

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Bristol office market bucks survey findings

January 25, 2012
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Sentiment in the Bristol office market has declined markedly since the summer according to GVA’s quarterly regional office market review, The Big Nine. But this lack of confidence does not reflect reality, according to Ben O’Connor (pictured), regional head of GVA’s Bristol office. “The final quarter of 2011 was boosted by...

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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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