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Bristol hospital charity Above & Beyond to be supported by hotel and bar group Quarter

August 21, 2019
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Bristol hospital charity Above & Beyond to be supported by hotel and bar group Quarter

Bristol hospitality group Quarter, whose portfolio includes Racks Bar & Kitchen, Clifton Hotels Group and The Square, has chosen city-based Above & Beyond as its charity of the year. Above & Beyond was founded in 1974 and raises around £3m a year for Bristol’s eight city centre hospitals and...

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Trio of UWE graduates join Hollis’ Bristol office as building surveyors

August 21, 2019
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Trio of UWE graduates join Hollis’ Bristol office as building surveyors

Independent commercial building consultancy Hollis has appointed three University of West England (UWE) students to the graduate programme in its Bristol office. Phil Jackson, William Hughes and Sean Jones – who all join as building surveyors – are among 21 graduates joining 10 of its UK offices this year. ...

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High noon for the high street? Not if it reinvents itself, experts tell Balloon Fiesta business breakfast

August 16, 2019
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High noon for the high street? Not if it reinvents itself, experts tell Balloon Fiesta business breakfast

High streets and retail centres can survive the onslaught of online rivals if they adapt by offering ‘experiences’ as well as shopping, a panel of experts told the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Business Breakfast. More than 200 members of the city’s business community gathered for the annual event, staged...

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Lift-off for pioneering Bristol scheme that unlocks potential of factory-built homes

August 16, 2019
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Lift-off for pioneering Bristol scheme that unlocks potential of factory-built homes

Bespoke pre-built homes have been craned into an existing building on one of Bristol’s busiest streets in a UK-first that has also brought so-called modular construction back into focus as a way of helping to solve the city’s housing crisis. Bristol-based developer Urban Creation is behind the pioneering approach to...

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Western Harbour gateway scheme takes shape with three schemes going under spotlight

August 16, 2019
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Western Harbour gateway scheme takes shape with three schemes going under spotlight

Three alternative schemes to transform Bristol’s Cumberland Basin into one of the city’s largest mixed-use development sites will be unveiled for public consultation next week. The area, to be renamed as Western Harbour, has up to 20 hectares of developable land with the potential for 3,500 homes along with...

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Building consultancy expert joins CBRE’s South West regional office

August 13, 2019
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Building consultancy expert joins CBRE’s South West regional office

Global real estate advisory firm CBRE has appointed Nathaniel Heavens as senior director of its building consultancy team covering the South West and South Wales. Based at CBRE’s Bristol office, Nathaniel, pictured, will help drive business development and grow the team, which provides commercial property consultancy services such as...

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City centre grade A office space dwindles further as insurance group moves to landmark building

August 2, 2019
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City centre grade A office space dwindles further as insurance group moves to landmark building

One of Bristol city centre’s largest office buildings is almost full following the arrival of its latest blue-chip occupier in a deal that has reduced available prime space even further. Global insurance giant Aon has signed a new 10-year lease on the10,392 sq ft sixth floor of One Redcliff Street, pictured,...

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‘Holiday hunger’ charity beats £100k target thanks to support from Bristol businesses

August 2, 2019
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‘Holiday hunger’ charity beats £100k target thanks to support from Bristol businesses

Dozens of businesses from across Bristol have risen to the urgent challenge of raising at least £100,000 to prevent thousands of children in the city from going hungry during the school summer holidays. Almost 50 organisations have pledged around £120,000 in funding in total to support the charity Feeding...

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Bristol heading for spate of new hotel openings as operators target city

August 2, 2019
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Bristol heading for spate of new hotel openings as operators target city

Bristol’s burgeoning hotel market is set to continue its rapid growth with the opening another ‘quirky’ boutique venue later this year and work starting shortly on up to half a dozen more. In total these hotels will bring several hundred more rooms to the city centre at a time...

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Continued growth for Turley in Bristol as it takes on new associate director

August 1, 2019
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Continued growth for Turley in Bristol as it takes on new associate director

National planning consultancy Turley has strengthened its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) team in Bristol with the appointment of Andrew Malcomson as associate director. Andrew, pictured, joins from the Bristol office of planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, where he worked for six-and-a-half years, most recently as an associate environmental...

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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

August 1, 2019
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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

Innovative companies from Bristol are being invited to pitch to investors for financial support from £100,000 up to £2m. PitchFest South West provides ambitious businesses with an intensive expert training and investment programme designed to help them become both pitch and investment ready.  They then get to pitch to...

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Carbon neutral target date brought forward by Bristol Airport as it faces flak over growth plan

July 26, 2019
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Carbon neutral target date brought forward by Bristol Airport as it faces flak over growth plan

Bristol Airport has reduced the time it expects to take to become carbon neutral by five years as it continues to come under attack from environmentalists over its ambitious expansion plans. The airport is now aiming to be a carbon neutral by 2025 instead of its original date of...

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Industrial scheme underway at Avonmouth as race for space continues

July 26, 2019
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Industrial scheme underway at Avonmouth as race for space continues

Construction work has started on a new development at Avonmouth which will bring more than 150,000 sq ft of much-needed industrial space to the area and create around 400 jobs. Northampton-based property investor Barwood Capital and Trebor Developments, based in Birmingham, have secured detailed planning consent for Portside Park...

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