Property

Chance for firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

January 4, 2019
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Chance for firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

Bristol firms are being urged to take part in the region’s largest survey on skills shortages as the issue once again becomes one of the most critical factors for the West of England economy’s continued success. The survey – conducted by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation –...

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Cadbury House’s health club and spa signs on former footballer as new ops manager

January 3, 2019
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Cadbury House’s health club and spa signs on former footballer as new ops manager

Former professional footballer Silviu Prioteasa has joined the management team at Cadbury House hotel’s theclub & spa as operations manager. theclub & spa, one of the UK’s largest independent health clubs, is owned, along with Cadbury House, by Black & White Hospitality, the hotel chain whose main shareholder is...

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Former Mott Macdonald Bristol office lead joins RPS as director

December 31, 2018
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Former Mott Macdonald Bristol office lead joins RPS as director

The Bristol office of international built environment consultancy RPS Group has appointed James Stone as its new director. James, pictured, has extensive experience in the South West commercial property market. He joins from global engineering and development consultancy Mott Macdonald, where he led its Bristol-based team. Specialising in project...

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Bristol Initiative marks 30 years with look back at its achievements – and look ahead at new challenges

December 21, 2018
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Bristol Initiative marks 30 years with look back at its achievements – and look ahead at new challenges

More than 150 business, community and civic leaders gathered to celebrate 30 years of the Bristol, Bath and West of England Initiative and hear how it has helped shape the region’s economic and cultural landscape over three decades. The Initiative, which sits at the heart of Business West, was...

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1,000 new jobs promised by Bristol Airport as it unveils latest expansion plan

December 19, 2018
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1,000 new jobs promised by Bristol Airport as it unveils latest expansion plan

Bristol Airport has said it will create more than 1,000 jobs over the next decade as part of its further development to enable it to handle 12m passengers a year. The scheme, which has just been submitted to North Somerset Council planners, would also generate an additional £1.4bn for...

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Crossman Homes advised by Temple Bright on much-needed social housing development

December 14, 2018
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Crossman Homes advised by Temple Bright on much-needed social housing development

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has advised residential developer Crossman Homes on a deal with Yarlington Housing Association to provide social housing in Bristol. Bath-headquartered Crossman Homes will redevelop the Speedwell Swimming Baths site on Whitefield Road, creating 31 affordable homes for local people, pictured in a...

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New study forecasts Bristol’s economy will outperform UK average growth to 2021

December 14, 2018
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New study forecasts Bristol’s economy will outperform UK average growth to 2021

Bristol is set to be one of the UK’s fastest-growing cities over the next three years with higher-than-average job creation, new research has revealed. The city will enjoy annual Gross Value Added (GVA) growth of 2% between 2018-2021 – higher than the UK average of 1.7%, according to international...

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Tall order for Knight Frank as it wins property asset management deal at Castlemead office block

December 14, 2018
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Tall order for Knight Frank as it wins property asset management deal at Castlemead office block

Global real estate advisor Knight Frank has been selected to manage Castlemead, Bristol’s tallest office building, on behalf of new owners Floreat Real Estate. London-based Floreat bought the 80m tall, 18-floor office block on the edge of Broadmead in the summer in an off-market deal. It paid £44.7m for...

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TLT Bristol team helps cement sale of major UK brick manufacturer

December 13, 2018
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TLT Bristol team helps cement sale of major UK brick manufacturer

A team from the Bristol head office of national law firm TLT has acted for Britain’s largest independent manufacturer of concrete facing bricks on its sale to listed landscape products manufacturer Marshalls. The strategic acquisition of Newport-based Edenhall will boost Marshalls’ growth the new-build housing market.  TLT has worked...

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‘Utter dismay’ among Bristol bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

December 11, 2018
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‘Utter dismay’ among Bristol bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

Company bosses from Bristol and across the West of England are “intensely frustrated” with the latest delay affecting Brexit, according to the region’s largest business organisation. Business West – which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative – said time was now running out for a managed...

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£32m global technology centre will keep Bristol at leading edge of aerospace industry

December 7, 2018
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£32m global technology centre will keep Bristol at leading edge of aerospace industry

Bristol’s standing as a world-leading centre for aerospace innovation has been given a multi-million pound boost with plans to open a global technology centre for the industry at Filton. Engineering giant GKN, which already employs around 2,000 people at plants in Filton and Avonmouth, is to co-fund the centre...

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Jobs go as Bristol construction company falls into administration

December 7, 2018
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Jobs go as Bristol construction company falls into administration

Bristol building contractor Helm Construction has gone into administration with most of 50 workers being made redundant. Administrators from London-based Opus Business Services were appointed on Monday after the business was hit by cashflow problems, with reports suggesting that it had not been paid for a number of recent...

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Bristol office market expert joins GVA’s city base as it prepares for new era

December 7, 2018
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Bristol office market expert joins GVA’s city base as it prepares for new era

International property agency GVA has appointed former Savills and Colliers director Paul Williams to lead its South West office agency in its Bristol office. Paul, pictured, is a highly respected figure within the regional commercial property industry with a strong track record in all aspects of sale, leasing and...

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