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School opens new ‘nurture room’ thanks to grant from Temple Quay construction firm

July 26, 2019
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School opens new ‘nurture room’ thanks to grant from Temple Quay construction firm

Funding from a trust operated by construction group Wates has helped an inner city Bristol school open a new classroom for students with learning difficulties. Hannah More primary school is in the shadow of the 2 and 3 Glass Wharf office buildings in Temple Quay, which were built by...

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Bevan Brittan head office building sold in £35m deal

July 26, 2019
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Bevan Brittan head office building sold in £35m deal

A prime waterside office building in Bristol city centre has changed hands in a £35m deal.  The freehold of 89,010 sq ft Kings Orchard overlooking Castle Park and the Floating Harbour has been acquired by London investment firm CCLA on behalf of clients Local Authorities Mutual Investment Trust from...

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More growth on the cards for building consultancy after Bristol office move

July 19, 2019
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More growth on the cards for building consultancy after Bristol office move

Specialist building services consultancy Method Consulting has relocated its Bristol office to larger premises to give it room for further growth. The consultancy, which specialises in engineering and sustainability projects, has moved from Old Market Street to Queens Quay on Queen Square. It said the newly refurbished office also...

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£1.1m bank finance gives food and drink wholesaler appetite for further growth

July 18, 2019
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£1.1m bank finance gives food and drink wholesaler appetite for further growth

Specialist wholesaler Chapple & Jenkins is embarking on an ambitious expansion after securing a £1.1m funding package from Barclays. The fast-growing firm has already used the finance to buy a 1.79-acre site next to its existing 30,000 sq ft warehouse on Station Road, Kingswood, pictured.  It now plans to...

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Race for co-working space boosts city centre office market

July 12, 2019
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Race for co-working space boosts city centre office market

The trend for quirky co-working spaces and serviced offices is beginning to dominate Bristol city centre’s office market, latest figures show, with the three largest deals of the past quarter all involving operators in the rapid-growth sector. The second quarter report by the Bristol Office Agents Society shows 177,633...

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Bristol firms and university to collaborate on world-beating £100m ‘future tech’ research centre

July 12, 2019
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Bristol firms and university to collaborate on world-beating £100m ‘future tech’ research centre

A  £100m institute tasked with creating transformational technologies for the future is to be opened on the University of Bristol’s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. In what the university described as a unique collaboration, the institute will act as an international-leading research facility, bringing together its engineers with social...

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Digital engineering pioneer poised for strong growth after it lands ex-Airbus UK boss as chairman

July 12, 2019
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Digital engineering pioneer poised for strong growth after it lands ex-Airbus UK boss as chairman

Former Airbus UK managing director Prof Iain Gray has joined Bristol-based digital engineering specialists The Centre for Modelling & Simulation as chairman. Iain, pictured, is a highly respected figure in UK engineering, having also been chief executive of Innovate UK, formerly the Technology Strategy Board, and Professor and Director...

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Masterplanning team appointed to high-profile 1,500-home Bristol gateway site

July 11, 2019
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Masterplanning team appointed to high-profile 1,500-home Bristol gateway site

An ambitious development, which could bring up to 1,500 new homes along with commercial and community space to a high-profile city centre entrance site, has moved a step closer with the appointment of design and planning consultancy teams. The huge Frome Gateway scheme is the brainchild of Bristol-based developer...

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Meade King helps George Müller Charitable Trust go back to the future with new museum and office

July 11, 2019
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Meade King helps George Müller Charitable Trust go  back to the future with new museum and office

Bristol law firm Meade King has advised long-established city charity George Müller Charitable Trust on its move to a new home.  The trust, known as Müllers, is moving from its base in Cotham to a purpose-built office and museum in Ashley Down – one of the five orphanages founded...

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Welsh construction group Jehu opens Bristol office after winning contract to build city hotel

July 11, 2019
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Welsh construction group Jehu opens Bristol office after winning contract to build city hotel

Family-owned construction group Jehu, one of the largest based in Wales, has established a South West division based in Bristol. The move follows the firm securing projects in the region worth £35m, including the contract to build the £16m Moxy boutique hotel on the edge of Bristol city centre. ...

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Associate and senior associate promotions in Malcolm Hollis’ Bristol office

July 11, 2019
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Independent commercial building consultancy Malcolm Hollis has made five promotions in its Bristol office. John Gerrish, Justin Tyson, Will Floyd and Will Pasco have become senior associates while Anthony Fallon is now an associate. John Gerrish, pictured right, has more than 15 years’ industry experience and specialises in neighbourly...

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New showpiece head office gives ForrestBrown room for yet more growth

July 5, 2019
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New showpiece head office gives ForrestBrown room for yet more growth

Fast-growing specialist R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown has relocated its Bristol head office, giving it enough space to more than double its staff numbers again. The firm, the UK’s largest of its kind, has increased its headcount by more than 100% since 2017 and is expected to carry on...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards

July 5, 2019
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The Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards celebrated best business practice, with the winners demonstrating the breadth and depth of talent in the region’s boardrooms. Winners ranged from the West of England’s largest bus operator to a recycling firm behind a state-of-the-art waste handling centre...

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