Property

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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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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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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