Property

Bristol’s up-coming diesel car ban and changes in commuting spark £2.1m upgrade of office block

June 17, 2020
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Bristol’s up-coming diesel car ban and changes in commuting spark £2.1m upgrade of office block

A £2.1m refurbishment of Bristol’s tallest office building is going ahead to get it ready for the city’s commuting revolution. A total of 374 new bike spaces are being created at Castlemead, pictured, opposite Castle Park in the city centre, together with cycle hire facilities, 18 new showers, storage...

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Student wins award after Women in Property SW decides the show must (virtually) go on

June 16, 2020
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Student wins award after Women in Property SW decides the show must (virtually) go on

A UWE Bristol real estate student is to represent the South West at the national Women in Property Student Awards after the regional heat was staged virtually. Lobbying and networking organisation Women in Property South West decided not to let social distancing get in the way of its 2020...

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Promotions boost Knight Frank’s Bristol property asset management and valuations team

June 16, 2020
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Commercial property consultancy Knight Frank has promoted two members of its Bristol office team. Joanna Crofts, an associate and South West and South Wales head of property asset management (PAM), has been made a partner while Emma Cowlrick is now an associate in the valuations team.  Joanna, pictured right,...

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Developer linked to huge Avonmouth industrial site ‘mulling Tesla electric car factory bid’

June 12, 2020
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Developer linked to huge Avonmouth industrial site ‘mulling Tesla electric car factory bid’

A Canadian development company has been linked with the acquisition of one of the largest industrial sites in the Bristol area – and could even make an audacious attempt to lure Elon Musk’s planned electric car ‘gigafactory’ there. The Epta Development Corporation (EDC) of Vancouver is reported to have exchanged...

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£3m boost for Bristol as it builds on its innovative approach to tackling housing crisis

June 12, 2020
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£3m boost for Bristol as it builds on its innovative approach to tackling housing crisis

Bristol’s reputation as a testbed for innovative solutions to the UK’s housing crisis has been strengthened with a £3m grant to explore new forms of modular development. By trialling new methods of housebuilding, the project aims to improve the speed, cost and social value of nearly £78m of housing...

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Bristol buildings shortlisted for prestigious RIBA regional award

June 12, 2020
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Two very different buildings in Bristol – an extension to a historic concert venue and a modern house – are in the running for a major regional architecture award.  The St George’s scheme off Park Street and the Corten Courtyard House in St Werburgs are among the 13 projects...

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UWE launches £1m fund to help firms innovate to meet challenges of the coronavirus crisis

June 12, 2020
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UWE launches £1m fund to help firms innovate to meet challenges of the coronavirus crisis

Small and medium-sized businesses investing in digital innovation to address challenges arising from Covid-19 can access grants of between £10,000 and £40,000 under a new scheme started by UWE Bristol. The university’s £1m Digital Innovation Fund is aimed at helping firms ranging from start-ups and micro businesses to more...

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Bounce-back from Covid-19 could bring new investment to Bristol’s commercial property market

June 11, 2020
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The West of England’s commercial property market could receive an unexpected boost from the coronavirus pandemic as London-based occupiers look to the regions to cut costs, according to one of the sector’s top economists. Dr Walter Boettcher, UK chief economist at global commercial property services company Colliers International, said...

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UK quarantine rules hitting Bristol’s exporters and tourism industry, says Business West

June 11, 2020
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UK quarantine rules hitting Bristol’s exporters and tourism industry, says Business West

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has joined bodies representing business, education and employment in urging the government to rethink its controversial quarantine rules for travellers arriving in the UK. In an open letter to the home, foreign and transport secretaries, Business West, UK Hospitality, Universities UK and...

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Programme launched to support employees’ mental health during Covid-19 crisis

June 9, 2020
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Programme launched to support employees’ mental health during Covid-19 crisis

A new support programme has been set up to help Bristol firms whose employees’ mental health and wellbeing have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is investing £100,000 to develop Thrive West, which aims to address some of the key mental health...

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TLT role in pioneering modular homes scheme aimed at helpling tackle housing crisis

June 9, 2020
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TLT role in pioneering modular homes scheme aimed at helpling tackle housing crisis

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised social housing provider Stonewater on its first modular project – a 120-home development in Herefordshire. Stonewater, which manages around 32,500 homes in an area stretching from the South West through the Midlands to Yorkshire, has teamed up with sustainable modular housing firm...

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Help for small firms to bounce back from the impact of coronavius by boosting their online presence

June 5, 2020
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Help for small firms to bounce back from the impact of coronavius by boosting their online presence

A new programme to help Bristol’s small businesses improve their digital presence has been launched by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) as it expands its Growth Hub to help firms bounce back from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Trading Better Online programme has been developed...

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Deadline looming for grants of up to £5,000 for some firms hit by impact of Covid-19

June 5, 2020
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Deadline looming for grants of up to £5,000 for some firms hit by impact of Covid-19

Firms based in shared offices or flexible workspaces, as well as B&Bs and guest houses, have only a few days left to apply for a grant up to £5,000 from a special business support grant. The Small Business Grants Discretionary Fund was established to support small businesses impacted by...

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