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Friday analysis: Can Bristol light up the retail gloom?

November 4, 2011
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Every Friday Bristol Business News ends the week with an analysis of a key area of recent business news. This week we look at what's in store for the city's retail sector in the run up to Christmas. Bristol’s top two retail destinations, Cabot Circus and The Mall at...

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Developer plans ‘sensitive’ scheme on historic hospital site

November 3, 2011
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The first illustrations of the high-profile, multi-million pound redevelopment of Bristol General Hospital have been released – without a tower block in sight. Essex-based developer City & Country Group, which paid £6m in June for the near-three-acre site, specialises in working on sensitive heritage sites. It is the market-leading...

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Medical and science firms are creating North Bristol hotspot

November 3, 2011
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North Bristol is becoming a hotspot for medical and scientific businesses with increased demand for space from medical companies on its business parks. The claim comes from  Chris Davies, South West leasing manager at SEGRO, the commercial property investment and development company. He said: “This part of North Bristol is rapidly...

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Aztec West properties offloaded in £10.35m deal

November 2, 2011
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Three buildings at Bristol’s Aztec West business park have been sold for a total of £10.35m. Property agents DTZ advised Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) on the sale of Buildings 200, 1100 and 1200 to London-based property investment group Hansteen UK. The portfolio of assets includes two modern multi-let...

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Work gets under way on £35m regeneration

October 31, 2011
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DTZ’s Bristol project and building consultancy team is providing professional building surveying services for the £35m regeneration of Dolphin Square Shopping Centre in Weston-super-Mare. The 200,000 sq ft scheme is to be transformed into a complex including an eight-screen cinema, 112-bed Premier Inn hotel, an indoor bowling alley and eight...

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Save St Michael’s, urges property specialist

October 31, 2011
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A Bristol-based heritage property specialist is calling for action to ensure the future of redundant churches, schools and theatre buildings in the South West – or the region could lose some of its most interesting buildings. James Edwards, a town planner with Colliers International said: “There is a real risk...

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Finzels Reach developer welcomes city council decision

October 28, 2011
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Developer HDG Mansur has expressed "huge relief" over the successful renegotiation of its Section 106 agreement with Bristol City Council on the £255m regeneration of Finzels Reach, the high-profile former Courage Brewery site. The moves means the company, which is struggling to make the scheme viable, has been freed...

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Property experts use Cabot Circus to lure new firms for Pithay

October 27, 2011
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From Bristol247 A major new marketing initiative that could bring hundreds of new jobs into former Government offices in Bristol city centre has been launched. Property experts are aiming to attract businesses to the Pithay building by promoting its proximity to Cabot Circus and Bristol’s most fashionable stores. Property specialists Colliers...

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Website firm with designs on global growth moves to Bristol

October 27, 2011
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Innovative website builder platform BaseKit has moved its development team to central Bristol as the firm continues its rapid development. The firm, launched in Chepstow in 2008 by web design entrepreneurs and brothers Simon and Richard Best along with colleague Richard Healy, now has offices in London, New York...

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High street survey highlights opportunities for retail revival

October 25, 2011
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Bristol businesses are being asked to contribute to an action plan aimed at making the city’s local high streets vibrant and diverse places to visit. The City Council’s Sustainable Development and Transport Scrutiny Commission will make proposals once it has listened to the views of businesses and the public at a...

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Branching out at Beeches

October 21, 2011
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SEGRO, which claims to be Europe's leading provider of flexible business space with a £5.3bn property portfolio of mainly industrial and warehouse assets, has seen a refurbishment programme pay off at the Beeches Industrial Estate, Yate. Bakers Greggs have taken a unit from which they will be able to...

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New arrivals in store at Cribbs Causeway as it defies retail downturn

October 18, 2011
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High street giant Next has brushed aside the gloom in the retail sector by taking an extra 10,000 sq ft at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, near Bristol, to create a 43,000 sq ft flagship store. The move comes as a number of other lifestyle retailers plan to open at the...

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Hot tub firm moves into trade counter outlet

October 14, 2011
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Bristol hot tub and pool specialist Fitswim has taken a trade counter unit at South Bristol’s Enterprise Trade Centre on a five-year lease as part of its expansion. The firm, which already has its main base at the centre in Hengrove, wanted to take advantage of the prominent 6,808...

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