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Showpiece Queen Square office attracts property consultancy Hearn

January 11, 2013
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Showpiece Queen Square office attracts property consultancy Hearn

Property consultancy GL Hearn has relocated its West office from Bath to Bristol, taking 2,468 sq ft of open plan office space in the prestigious Queen Square House. The firm works with developers, investors and occupiers from offices in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Sunderland and Southampton. Bill Russell of Hearn...

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‘Travesty’ if Memorial Stadium plans are rejected, says Rovers chief

January 10, 2013
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‘Travesty’ if Memorial Stadium plans are rejected, says Rovers chief

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol Rovers chairman Nick Higgs has said it would now be a “travesty” if councillors reject plans for supermarket giant Sainsbury’s to redevelop the Memorial Stadium. Members on Bristol City Council’s Development Control Committee (North) are due to vote on the development next Wednesday evening...

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Stately Leigh Court provides West base for National Trust

January 8, 2013
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Stately Leigh Court provides West base for National Trust

The National Trust has opened an office near Bristol as a base for its experts providing support to its sites across Somerset and Gloucestershire. The office at the historic, Grade II*-listed Leigh Court, Abbotts Leigh, was chosen for its modern office space within easy reach of Bristol and its...

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Swindon retail deal for Bristol property agents Hartnell Taylor Cook

January 7, 2013
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Swindon retail deal for Bristol property agents Hartnell Taylor Cook

Bristol property agency Hartnell Taylor Cook has secured a major retail transaction in Swindon town centre on behalf of its local authority owners. Hartnell Taylor Cook advised Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council on the £1.57m sale of the investment property in Regent Street to Swindon Borough Council. The detached building,...

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Glos Cricket Club awards County Ground upgrade work to Galliford Try

January 3, 2013
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Glos Cricket Club awards County Ground upgrade work to Galliford Try

Housebuilding and construction group Galliford Try has been instructed by Gloucestershire County Cricket Club to carry out £5m of major improvements at the County Ground in Bristol. Work at the international cricket ground in Nevil Road will include a new media centre and conference and banqueting facilities. Some 147...

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Architects mark 25th anniversary by sponsoring Bath Literature Festival

January 2, 2013
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Architects mark 25th anniversary by sponsoring Bath Literature Festival

Nash Partnership, the architectural practice with an office in Bristol, is to sponsor this year’s Independent Bath Literature Festival as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations. The practice, which expanded into Bristol recently, was started in Bath in 1988 by Edward Nash and has grown over a quarter of...

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Filton Airfield sold to investment group Bridgehouse as flights cease

December 21, 2012
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Filton Airfield sold to investment group Bridgehouse as flights cease

Bridgehouse Capital, one of the UK’s largest  privately-held investment groups, has bought Filton Airfield in a multi-million pound deal. Owner BAE Systems confirmed the sale today as the last flights at the airfield took place. The 350-acre site has been in operation for more than 100 years and is...

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Bristol’s tallest building reaches new heights as occupiers move in

December 20, 2012
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Bristol’s tallest building reaches new heights as occupiers move in

Two firms have taken space in Bristol’s tallest building – the 17-storey city centre Castlemead office block – following a major refurbishment. Digital TV Labs, the world’s largest independent digital TV testing company, is now occupying the entire fourth floor, totalling 7,600 sq ft, while a further 5,000 sq...

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Knight Frank’s expanding Bristol commercial property team moves to new home

December 19, 2012
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Knight Frank’s expanding Bristol commercial property team moves to new home

Property advice firm Knight Frank has moved its Bristol commercial property operation into new offices as part of an on-going expansion in the city. The firm has moved from Prince Street in the city centre to Tyndall House on Whiteladies Road, Clifton, where it has taken a new lease...

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Third annual award flags up Bristol city centre’s vibrancy and safety at night

December 17, 2012
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Third annual award flags up Bristol city centre’s vibrancy and safety at night

Bristol city centre has secured a prestigious national Purple Flag award for the third year running for being a safe, well-managed and vibrant place to visit in the evening. The award, made by the Association of Town Centre Managers (ATCM), recognises the city centre’s wide choice of entertainment and...

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Major central Bristol property deal points to strong investment interest

December 14, 2012
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Major central Bristol property deal points to strong investment interest

Prominent central Bristol retail and office building Southey and Aylward House has been sold to a private investment fund for £2.45m – beating the £2m price tag it was being marketed with. Property consultants Alder King and Lambert Smith Hampton said they were delighted with the deal, which reflects...

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Council takes action over hazardous pavement advertising boards

December 13, 2012
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Council takes action over hazardous pavement advertising boards

Bristol City Council today seized 20 small advertising boards that it claims were blocking pavements for people in wheelchairs. It took the action, part of a campaign to tackle concern that some pavements are becoming unsafe for disabled and other pedestrians, after giving full warning to traders in Clifton...

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Bristol chosen as regional base for fast-growing Handelsbanken

December 12, 2012
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Bristol chosen as regional base for fast-growing Handelsbanken

Handelsbanken, the fast-growing Swedish-owned bank with more than 140 UK branches, is to open a regional head office in North Bristol. The soon-to-open base will support an expanding network of local branches across the region which offer bespoke banking services to corporate and individual customers. The South West is the fourth...

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