Property

Mayor Ferguson can help revive Bristol’s property market, says agency head

January 24, 2013
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Mayor Ferguson can help revive Bristol’s property market, says agency head

Bristol’s new mayor can play a crucial role in breathing new life into its property and construction market, according to one of the city’s leading sector experts. CBRE Bristol head of agency Philip Morton believes George Ferguson’s election could be a turning point for Bristol and give it a...

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Co-op opens state-of-the-art mega-warehouse at Avonmouth

January 24, 2013
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Co-op opens state-of-the-art mega-warehouse at Avonmouth

The Co-operative Group has officially opened its £38m state-of-the-art regional distribution centre at Avonmouth. At 435,780sq ft, the warehouse is among the largest in the region and will create around 1,000 jobs by the time it is fully operational in May. The facility, at Cabot Park, will operate 24...

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International architects to sketch out designs for ‘forgotten’ Redcliffe

January 22, 2013
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International architects to sketch out designs for ‘forgotten’ Redcliffe

Leading international urban planners and Bristol Mayor George Ferguson will this evening explore options for the city centre’s last remaining regeneration area in a debate looking at the future of Redcliffe. The often-overlooked part of the city centre boasts some impressive architecture, historic streetscapes and great vistas – but...

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Tale of two markets for Bristol office lettings in 2012, says report

January 18, 2013
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Tale of two markets for Bristol office lettings in 2012, says report

Take up of office space in Bristol city centre fell slightly last year while out-of-town lettings rose, according to latest figures. Some 409,225 sq ft of space was let in the city centre, down on 2011’s figure and below the national average, the report by property advisers CBRE Bristol...

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Fast-growing restaurant chain Mezze prepares to launch two new venues

January 18, 2013
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Fast-growing restaurant chain Mezze prepares to launch two new venues

Family-owned Bristol restaurant chain Mezze is to open two new outlets over the next five months, taking its chain of redeveloped and converted pubs to five. The group is spending £400,000 redeveloping The Warwick Arms in Clutton, near Midsomer Norton, which will be the fast-growing group’s fourth restaurant when...

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Approval for Rovers’ Memorial Ground redevelopment plans

January 17, 2013
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Approval for Rovers’ Memorial Ground redevelopment plans

Bristol Rovers’ plans for a Sainsbury’s supermarket at its Memorial Stadium have been give the go ahead by the city council, paving the way for the club to make their long hoped for move to a new purpose-built ground. Campaigners against the plans claimed the “car-centric development” would have...

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Battle lines drawn over Sainsbury’s superstore plans for Memorial Stadium

January 15, 2013
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Battle lines drawn over Sainsbury’s superstore plans for Memorial Stadium

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Shops on Bristol’s Gloucester Road could lose up to a fifth of their trade by 2017 if the proposed Sainsbury’s supermarket development goes ahead at Bristol Rovers’ Memorial Stadium. But Rovers’ new ground, which the club says it can build should the planning application be...

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Bristol event to rally confidence in the property sector

January 14, 2013
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Bristol event to rally confidence in the property sector

A national roadshow to spread a positive message about the property and construction industry as it emerges from the worst recession it has ever experienced arrives in Bristol tomorrow. The Rally to Restore Confidence is staged by the Forum for the Built Environment (fbe), the UK-wide networking group for...

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Bristol law firm Temple Bright builds construction prowess with new partner

January 11, 2013
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Bristol law firm Temple Bright builds construction prowess with new partner

Temple Bright, the fast-growing Bristol law firm, has added construction law specialist Doug Masson to its practice as a partner. Mr Masson joins from top 25 UK firm SNR Denton, where he was a partner. He trained in the City of London and was subsequently a partner in the...

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Birmingham expansion for Bristol’s Boston Tea Party

January 11, 2013
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Birmingham expansion for Bristol’s Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party, the Bristol-based coffee shop group, has opened an outlet in Birmingham, taking the family-owned business’s chain to 12. The group, founded in 1996, has taken over a former landmark bar near the city’s Queen Elizabeth Law Courts in a deal arranged by property agents Cushman &...

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Showpiece Queen Square office attracts property consultancy Hearn

January 11, 2013
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Showpiece Queen Square office attracts property consultancy Hearn

Property consultancy GL Hearn has relocated its West office from Bath to Bristol, taking 2,468 sq ft of open plan office space in the prestigious Queen Square House. The firm works with developers, investors and occupiers from offices in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Sunderland and Southampton. Bill Russell of Hearn...

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‘Travesty’ if Memorial Stadium plans are rejected, says Rovers chief

January 10, 2013
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‘Travesty’ if Memorial Stadium plans are rejected, says Rovers chief

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol Rovers chairman Nick Higgs has said it would now be a “travesty” if councillors reject plans for supermarket giant Sainsbury’s to redevelop the Memorial Stadium. Members on Bristol City Council’s Development Control Committee (North) are due to vote on the development next Wednesday evening...

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Stately Leigh Court provides West base for National Trust

January 8, 2013
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Stately Leigh Court provides West base for National Trust

The National Trust has opened an office near Bristol as a base for its experts providing support to its sites across Somerset and Gloucestershire. The office at the historic, Grade II*-listed Leigh Court, Abbotts Leigh, was chosen for its modern office space within easy reach of Bristol and its...

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