Property

Greggs gets an appetite for expansion on industrial estates

December 7, 2011
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National bakery chain Greggs has opened an outlet on the Beeches Industrial Estate in Yate, near Bristol, as part of a nationwide programme to focus on places other than on its traditional high street locations.  The baker, which has already opened units in similar non-retail locations in Avonmouth, Bridgwater, Exeter, Swansea and Cardiff, will provide a...

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Report backs Filton Airfield closure plan

December 6, 2011
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Bristol’s position as a major aerospace manufacturing centre would not be affected by the closure of Filton airfield, a report has concluded. BAE Systems plans to shut Filton Airfield in a year’s time with South Gloucestershire Council planners recommending constructing up to 2,500 homes and a large business park...

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Agents stress fringe benefits of north Bristol office building

December 5, 2011
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One floor of a newly-refurbished office building overlooking the M4/M5 interchange in north Bristol has come onto the market. Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, which owns the Axis Beta building at Almondsbury, has appointed Colliers International to let the 4,000 sq ft second floor. James Preece from Colliers’ Bristol office said refurbished...

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Super-restaurant opens for business on Harbourside

November 30, 2011
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Bristol has been chosen as the first venue and home of a new restaurant brand which is expected to be the next big thing for the UK’s restaurant sector. The £3m Za Za Bazaar restaurant, which opened this at Bristol Harbourside, has 1,000 covers in more than 30,000 sq...

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Commercial property builder Willmott Dixon targets housing market

November 28, 2011
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Construction group Willmott Dixon is increasing its activity in the residential property market activity across the South West to a bid to combat reduced expenditure on public sector projects. The group, which traditionally has been a major player in the public sector and commercial construction markets, has appointed James...

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UWE architecture project builds on success with RIBA award

November 25, 2011
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A building designed to inspire and help educate UWE Bristol students studying architecture and product design, has won the public sector building 2011 award, from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Stride Treglown, the Bristol-based architects behind the building, were also been nominated for two other awards for...

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First tenants are welcomed to the Leisuredome

November 18, 2011
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The £50m Leisuredome to be built in Weston-super-Mare has secured its first tenants, including household name food and drinks retail brands and leading leisure operators. Bristol businessmen Mark and Clive Hamilton-Davies, the entrepreneurs behind the venture, have announced that sandwich retailer Subway, chicken takeaway chain Tennessee Chicken, local brewery...

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South West demand grows for industrial and logistics space

November 17, 2011
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Strong demand for industrial and logistics space of more than 50,000 sq ft in the South West reflected activity nationwide with UK take-up in the third quarter rebounding from 5.6m sq ft in Q2 to nearly 7m sq ft, according to DTZ Research’s Property Times UK Industrial report.  It was...

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Unite flags up continued progress but retains cautious approach

November 16, 2011
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Bristol-based Unite,  the UK's leading developer and manager of student accommodation, achieved excellent performance through the third quarter in terms of reservation levels, customer service and financial performance, according to chief executive Mark Allan. "We remain well positioned to outperform the wider student accommodation sector as a result of our...

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Harbourside developer Crest Nicholson wins housing accolade

November 14, 2011
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Crest Nicholson, the developer responsible for Bristol's Harbourside development (pictured), has been named Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year. The award recognises companies which demonstrate a real commitment to innovation in the housebuilding industry.   Harbourside is one of the country’s largest mixed use developments and has transformed a derelict, 16-acre...

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Downturn hits demand for office space in Bristol city centre

November 11, 2011
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Demand for office space in Bristol city centre was slightly down in the third quarter and also below the same period last year, according to property specialists Knight Frank. Third-quarter take-up fell from 81,000 sq ft to 70,000 sq ft, with a total of 311,000 sq ft office space...

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Planning consultancy Pegasus relocates to North Bristol

November 10, 2011
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Pegasus Planning Group, one of the leading national consultancies in the development sector, has relocated to prime space at the Equinox North complex in Almondsbury, North Bristol. Pegasus handles planning applications and permissions for a wide range of residential, commercial, business, leisure and retail projects across the UK and...

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Training specialists move into high-profile city centre suite

November 7, 2011
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Adult training service providers Tabs has moved into a 2,551 sq ft training centre formerly occupied by Working Links on the ground floor of 35 Colston Avenue in Bristol city centre. Tabs, which has taken the high-profile suite on a short lease, was founded in 2001 and is now...

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