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Heritage bodies find Finzels Reach ideal home as historic site becomes modern business hub

April 26, 2019
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Heritage bodies find Finzels Reach ideal home as historic site becomes modern business hub

Historic England and English Heritage are set to consolidate their regional offices and relocate to Bristol’s Finzels Reach development as it continues to grow into a vibrant new business quarter for the city. The two organisations will lease 5,950 sq ft of prime office space on the first floor...

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Indie restaurant comes on the market as investors show appetite for city’s eating-out scene

April 26, 2019
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Indie restaurant comes on the market as investors show appetite for city’s eating-out scene

One of Bristol’s new generation of independent café/restaurants, Dela in Easton, has been put up for sale by its owners. Co-owners Mike Orme and Lara Lindsay opened Dela two years ago in a former Victorian warehouse in Mivart Street, home to an eclectic group of creative businesses.  Dela, which...

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Womble Bond Dickinson appoints pair of partners to Bristol office

April 26, 2019
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Two new partners have been appointed to transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s (WBD) Bristol base as part of a series of senior promotions across its UK offices.  Joining the partnership are managing associates Sasha Hinton and Laura Brodie. Sasha, pictured right, a member of the firm’s property disputes...

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Redrow appoints new regional managing director to lead its South West developments

April 23, 2019
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Redrow appoints new regional managing director to lead its South West developments

Tim Stone has become national housebuilder Redrow Homes’ new regional managing director, a role in which he will oversee projects across the South West and South Wales. Tim, pictured, joined the firm four years ago as regional director of its South Wales division, based in Cardiff, before being promoted...

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Top planning law rankings for Clarke Willmott and four of its solicitors

April 17, 2019
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Top planning law rankings for Clarke Willmott and four of its solicitors

National law firm Clarke Willmott, which has an office in Bristol, has been placed fourth in a prestigious table of the highest-rated firms for planning work. Clarke Willmott has moved up two places on last year’s survey while four lawyers from its 11-strong planning team are among individuals named...

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University plans to extend its Enterprise Campus onto neighbouring site at Temple Quarter

April 12, 2019
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University plans to extend its Enterprise Campus onto neighbouring site at Temple Quarter

The University of Bristol is partnering with property developers to create more employment and research on a major high-profile development site alongside its planned Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. The new scheme forms part of a major new project on a derelict site off Silverthorne Lane on the northern bank...

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Civil engineering body puts Brunel in his place by shortlisting museum for top award

April 12, 2019
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Civil engineering body puts Brunel in his place by shortlisting museum for top award

Bristol’s innovative Being Brunel has been shortlisted for a major civil engineering award just over a year after it opened. The museum, dedicated to the engineering genius and situated alongside his pioneering SS Great Britain, is in the running for the prestigious South West Civil Engineering Award, staged by...

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£20m re-finance for Bristol property firm behind some of city’s most innovative refurbishments

April 12, 2019
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£20m re-finance for Bristol property firm behind some of city’s most innovative refurbishments

Bristol property company Urban Creation, which specialises in transforming unusual and often historic buildings, has secured a £20m re-finance of its property portfolio with Handelsbanken. Urban Creation develops and manages high-quality properties, with a focus on stylish student accommodation and boutique serviced apartments in the heart of Bristol.  The...

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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 12, 2019
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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in...

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£30m deal paves way for final phase of Bristol’s Paintworks creative quarter

April 11, 2019
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£30m deal paves way for final phase of Bristol’s Paintworks creative quarter

Bristol’s Paintworks development – one of the region’s most creative regeneration schemes – is to be completed following a £30m deal between its owners and a South West property firm. Rengen, a Bath-based subsidiary of Bristol group Iesis, acquired the fourth and final phase of the scheme from London-based...

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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

April 4, 2019
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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

Air passengers from the South West using London airports instead of flying from Bristol are creating carbon emissions equivalent to more than 15m gallons of petrol, a new survey shows. The research, commissioned by Bristol Airport, shows last year that road journeys to airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick...

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TLT secures £30m funding for Essex housing and shopping redevelopment scheme

April 2, 2019
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TLT secures £30m funding for Essex housing and shopping redevelopment scheme

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised long-standing client Swan Housing Association on a £30m funding to redevelop a residential and retail centre in Essex. Swan will use the funds from Homes England, the government’s housing delivery agency, to rebuild Beechwood Village – formerly called Craylands – and Laindon...

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Finzels Reach selected by Channel 4 as base for its Bristol creative hub

April 1, 2019
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Finzels Reach selected by Channel 4 as base for its Bristol creative hub

Channel 4 looks set to open its Bristol creative hub in the city’s Finzels Reach waterfront development this autumn. The broadcaster announced its plans to open the base, employing around 50 people, last October under its plan to decentralise decision-making and programme commissioning out of its London, where it...

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